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Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Physical Review Letters
World first: Significant development in the understanding of macroscopic quantum behavior
For the first time, the wavelike behavior of a room-temperature polariton condensate has been demonstrated in the laboratory on a macroscopic length scale. This significant development in the understanding and manipulation of quantum objects is the outcome of a collaboration between Professor Stéphane Kéna-Cohen of Polytechnique Montréal, Professor Stefan Maier and research associate Konstantinos Daskalakis of Imperial College London. Their work has been published in the prestigious journal Physical Review Letters.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Leverhulme Trust, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Annie Touchette
annie.touchette@polymtl.ca
514-231-8133
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 14-Jul-2015
Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data
More precise estimate of Avogadro's number to help redefine kilogram
An ongoing international effort to redefine the kilogram by 2018 has been helped by recent efforts from a team researchers from Italy, Japan and Germany to correlate two of the most precise measurements of Avogadro's number and obtain one averaged value that can be used for future calculations. Their results are published this week in the Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data, from AIP Publishing.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Physical Review Letters
Nanoscale light-emitting device has big profile
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created a nanoscale device that can emit light as powerfully as an object 10,000 times its size. It's an advance that could have huge implications for everything from photography to solar power.

Contact: Zongfu Yu
zyu54@wisc.edu
608-263-1643
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanowires highly 'anelastic,' research shows
At the nanoscale, familiar materials often take on unexpected properties. Researchers from Brown and NC State have shown that zinc oxide nanowires are highly anelastic, meaning they return to shape slowly after being bent, rather than snapping right back. Anelastic materials are good at dissipating of kinetic energy. This new finding suggest nanowires could be useful in absorbing shocks and vibrations.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Energy & Fuels
Heat buckyballs to help environment
Rice scientists have analyzed the carbon-capture ability of materials created with enhanced C60 molecules.
Apache Corporation, Robert A. Welch Foundation, Welsh Government Ser Cymru Program

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Environmentally friendly lignin nanoparticle 'greens' silver nanobullet to battle bacteria
Researchers have developed an effective and environmentally benign method to combat bacteria by engineering nanoscale particles that add the antimicrobial potency of silver to a core of lignin, a ubiquitous substance found in all plant cells. The findings introduce ideas for better, greener and safer nanotechnology and could lead to enhanced efficiency of antimicrobial products used in agriculture and personal care.
US Environmental Protection Agency, National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 13-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers find nanowires have unusually pronounced 'anelastic' properties
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Brown University have found that nanoscale wires (nanowires) made of common semiconductor materials have a pronounced anelasticity -- meaning that the wires, when bent, return slowly to their original shape rather than snapping back quickly.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Matt Shipman
matt_shipman@ncsu.edu
919-515-6386
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 10-Jul-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Graphene-based film can be used for efficient cooling of electronics
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a method for efficiently cooling electronics using graphene-based film. The film has a thermal conductivity capacity that is four times that of copper. Moreover, the graphene film is attachable to electronic components made of silicon, which favours the film's performance compared to typical graphene characteristics shown in previous, similar experiments.

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Science
A tunable, highly sensitive graphene-based molecule sensor
Researchers at EPFL and ICFO have developed a reconfigurable sensor made from graphene to detect nanomolecules such as proteins and drugs. The device exploits the unique electronic and optical properties of graphene.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.eu
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Advanced Materials
Graphene gets competition
Graphene, the only one atom thick carbon network, achieved overnight fame with the 2010 Nobel Prize. But now comes competition: such layers can also be formed by black phosphorous. Chemists at the Technische Universität München have now developed a semiconducting material in which individual phosphorus atoms are replaced by arsenic. In a collaborative international effort, American colleagues have built the first field-effect transistors from the new material.
Office of Naval Research,Air Force Office of Scientific Research, King Abdul-Aziz City for Science and Technology, German Research Council

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
2D Materials
Super graphene helps boost chemotherapy treatment
Silver is often used as a coating on medical equipment used for chemotherapy. The problem is that this silver coating can break down drugs. Now, researchers have found a graphene coating that will help boost the effect of chemotherapy.
Norwegian Ph.D. Network on Nanotechnology for Microsystems, Research Council of Norway

Contact: Justin Wells
justin.wells@ntnu.no
47-735-93428
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
ACS Nano
Tunneling out of the surface
A new chemical reaction pathway on titanium dioxide has been discovered. The reaction mechanism involves the application of an electric field that narrows the width of the reaction barrier, thereby allowing hydrogen atoms to tunnel away from the surface. This opens the way for the manipulation of the atomic-scale transport channels of hydrogen, which could be important in hydrogen storage.

Contact: Dr. Taketoshi Minato
minato.taketoshi.5x@kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-774-384-942
Tohoku University

Public Release: 9-Jul-2015
Science
A graphene-based sensor that is tunable and highly sensitive
Researchers at EPFL and ICFO have developed a sensor made from graphene to detect molecules such as proteins and drugs. This is one of the first devices exploiting the unique electronic and optical properties of graphene for a practical application. The work is published in Science.

Contact: Laure-Anne Pessina
laure-anne.pessina@epfl.ch
41-216-930-462
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Tapping the full innovation potential of research
As many as four fundamental research ideas of KIT convinced the European Research Council. The leading researchers will now be granted nearly 150,000 euros in addition to tap the full innovative potential of their results. The so-called 'Proof of Concept Grants' serve to further develop application-relevant research results for the market. The four projects focus on the analysis of biological samples, data transmission, and the microstructuring of materials.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Nanomedicine
UK study reveals new method to develop more efficient drugs
A new study led by University of Kentucky researchers suggests a new approach to develop highly potent drugs which could overcome current shortcomings of low drug efficacy and multi-drug resistance in the treatment of cancer as well as viral and bacterial infections.

Contact: Allison Perry
allison.perry@uky.edu
859-323-2399
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Nanometer catalyst cleans up bad cigarette smoke in smoking room
KIST research team has developed a nano-catalyst for air cleaning in a smoking room that removes 100 percent of acetaldehyde which accounts for the largest portion of the gaseous substances present in cigarette smoke.
Korea Instittue of Science and Technology

Contact: Dr. Jongsoo Jurng
jongsoo@kist.re.kr
Korea Institute of Science and Technology

Public Release: 8-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Ultra-thin, all-inorganic molecular nanowires successfully compounded
The development of metal oxide-based molecular wires is important for fundamental research and potential practical applications. However, examples of these materials are rare. Researchers from Hokkaido University, Kanagawa University, Hiroshima University and Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute/SPring-8, Japan, successfully created ultrathin all-inorganic molecular nanowires, composed of a repeating hexagonal molecular unit made of Mo and Te; the diameters of these wires were only 1.2 nm.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan

Contact: Norifumi Miyokawa
pr-research@office.hiroshima-u.ac.jp
Hiroshima University

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Bats do it, dolphins do it -- now humans can do it, too
Bats have been using sonar to navigate and communicate for ages, and now humans can do the same, thanks to lightweight and efficient ultrasound microphones and loudspeakers developed by UC Berkeley physicists. The devices owe their flat frequency response to graphene, which makes a stiff and responsive diaphragm far superior to those in today's ultrasound receivers and transmitters. Biologists can even slap one on a bat to record its nightly ultrasonic conversations.
US Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
NCI awards UC researcher $1.8 million to study protein's effect on breast cancer
Xiaoting Zhang, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Cancer Biology at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, has received a $1.8 million, five-year, R01 award from the National Cancer Institute to continue breast cancer research focusing on the function of the protein MED1 on HER2-positive breast cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Katie Pence
pencekatie@yahoo.com
513-558-4561
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nature Physics
Giant magnetoresistance systems examined by means of ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy
The forward-looking technology of spintronics now has a new, highly effective investigative instrument: German physicists from Mainz and Berlin have successfully employed ultrafast terahertz spectroscopy to determine the basic properties of spintronics components.

Contact: Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Physics Review Letters
Down to the quantum dot
Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists in Jülich have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivaled precision. The ultrahigh-resolution images provide information on the distribution of charges in the electron shells of single molecules and even atoms. The 3-D technique is also contact-free. The first results achieved using 'scanning quantum dot microscopy' have been published as an editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters and selected as a Viewpoint in Physics.

Contact: Tobias Schloesser
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
New technique enables magnetic patterns to be mapped in 3-D
An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as in medical diagnostics for example. Their results are published now in Nature Communications.

Contact: Antonia Roetger
antonia.roetger@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-308-062-43733
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Angewandte Chemie
A cool way to form 2-D conducting polymers using ice
Chemists at Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, have discovered an innovative method to form two-dimensional polyaniline (PANI) nanosheets using ice as a hard template. The product, called PANI-ICE, is reported to have distinctly outstanding electrical properties of low resistivity and high conductivity. PANI-ICE nanosheets show high electronic current flows twice as high as that of graphene and over 40 times higher conductivity of PANI materials produced by existing established synthetic procedures.
Samsung Research Funding Center of Samsung Electronics

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-054-279-2417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?
In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from McGill University and Université de Montréal report that when electrons move in a phosphorus transistor, they do so only in two dimensions. The finding suggests that black phosphorus could help engineers surmount one of the big challenges for future electronics: designing energy-efficient transistors.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Le regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe, and others

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Tel Aviv/Tsinghua University project uses crowd computing to improve water filtration
A joint research project by Tel Aviv University and Tsinghua University proposes a novel nanotechnology-based strategy to improve water filtration. The project, initiated by IBM's World Community Grid, was an experiment in crowdsourced computing -- carried out by over 150,000 volunteers who contributed their own computing power to the research.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

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