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Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Diamonds are an oil's best friend
A mixture of diamond nanoparticles and mineral oil easily outperforms other types of fluid created for heat-transfer applications, according to new research by Rice University.
Mexico's National Council for Science and Technology, Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Never say never in the nano-world
'On rare occasions, one may observe events that never happen on the macroscopic scale such as, for example heat transfer from cold to hot which is unheard of in our daily lives,' says Christoph Dellago, professor in computational physics at the University of Vienna and coauthor of the present publication in the renowned journal Nature Nanotechnology.

Contact: Christoph Dellago
Christoph.Dellago@unvie.ac.at
43-142-775-1260
University of Vienna

Public Release: 31-Mar-2014
Advanced Healthcare Materials
Nano-paper filter removes viruses
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best industrial virus filters. The paper filter consists of 100 percent high purity cellulose nanofibers, directly derived from nature.

Contact: Albert Mihranyan
albert.mihranyan@angstrom.uu.se
46-701-679-037
Uppsala University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 degrees C
By harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material able to conduct heat 20 times better than the original polymer. The material can operate at up to 200 degrees Celsius.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Fabricating nanostructures with silk could make clean rooms green rooms
Tufts University engineers have demonstrated that it is possible to generate nanostructures from silk in an environmentally friendly process that uses water as a developing agent and standard fabrication techniques. This approach provides a green alternative to the toxic materials commonly used in nanofabrication while delivering fabrication quality comparable to conventional synthetic polymers. Nanofabrication is at the heart of manufacture of semi-conductors and other electronic and photonic devices.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Kim Thurler
kim.thurler@tufts.edu
617-627-3175
Tufts University

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Scientific Reports
Rainbow-catching waveguide could revolutionize energy technologies
Breakthrough photonics research at the University at Buffalo. could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells, improved radar and stealth technology and a new way to recycle waste heat generated by machines into energy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 28-Mar-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers develop technique to measure engineered nanomaterials delivered to cells
Scientists at the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology at Harvard School of Public Health have discovered a fast, simple, and inexpensive method to measure the effective density of engineered nanoparticles in physiological fluids, thereby making it possible to accurately determine the amount of nanomaterials that come into contact with cells and tissue in culture. The method will be published in the March 28, 2014 Nature Communications.
NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Science Foundation, Harvard School of Public Health/Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology

Contact: Marge Dwyer
mhdwyer@hsph.harvard.edu
617-432-8416
Harvard School of Public Health

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Scientists watch nanoparticles grow
With DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, Danish scientists observed the growth of nanoparticles live. The study shows how tungsten oxide nanoparticles are forming from solution. These particles are used for example for smart windows, which become opaque at the flick of a switch, and they are also used in particular solar cells. The team around lead author Dr. Dipankar Saha from Århus University present their observations in the scientific journal Angewandte Chemie – International Edition.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 27-Mar-2014
Materials Today
Computing with slime
A future computer might be a lot slimier than the solid silicon devices we have today. In a study published in the journal Materials Today, European researchers reveal details of logic units built using living slime molds, which might act as the building blocks for computing devices and sensors.

Contact: Stewart Bland
s.bland@elsevier.com
44-186-584-3124
Elsevier

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Agewandte Chemie
Scientists track 3-D nanoscale changes in rechargeable battery material during operation
Scientists at Brookhaven Lab have made the first 3-D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a real battery cell as it discharges and recharges. The details of this research could point to new ways to engineer battery materials to increase the capacity and lifetime of rechargeable batteries.
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory Directed Research and Development Program

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Mar-2014
Book: 'Frontiers in Electronics: Advanced Modeling of Nanoscale Electron Devices'
This book consists of four chapters to address different modeling levels for different nanoscale MOS structures.

Contact: Jason Lim
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
65-646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Nanotube coating helps shrink mass spectrometers
Nanotechnology is advancing tools that perform on-the-spot chemical analysis for a range of applications including medical testing, explosives detection and food safety. When paper used to collect a sample was coated with carbon nanotubes, the voltage required was 1,000 times reduced, the signal was sharpened and the equipment was able to capture far more delicate molecules. The research is detailed in a designated 'very important paper' by the journal Angewandte Chemie.
National Science Foundation, Nano Mission of the Government of India

Contact: Elizabeth K. Gardner
ekgardner@purdue.edu
765-494-2081
Purdue University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Lab on a Chip
ISU engineer builds instrument to study effects of genes, environment on plant traits
Iowa State University's Liang Dong is leading a research team that's developing an accessible instrument with the scale, flexibility and resolution needed to study how genes and environmental conditions affect plant traits. The project is supported by a three-year, $697,550 grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Liang Dong
ldong@iastate.edu
515-294-0388
Iowa State University

Public Release: 25-Mar-2014
Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS
Micro systems with big commercial potential featured in SPIE journal
Micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems technologies with a wide range of applications in areas such as robotics, remote chemical detection, space exploration, bioimaging for clinical use, 3D imaging, and telecommunications are highlighted in a special section of the Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS. The special section appears in the current issue of the journal, which is published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Scientific Reports
New technique sheds light on human neural networks
A new technique, developed by researchers in the Quantitative Light Imaging Laboratory at the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, provides a method to noninvasively measure human neural networks in order to characterize how they form.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Maeve Reilly
mjreilly@illinois.edu
217-244-7316
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Advanced Functional Materials
Hot nanoparticles for cancer treatments
Nanoparticles have a great deal of potential in medicine: for diagnostics, as a vehicle for active substances or a tool to kill off tumours using heat. ETH Zurich researchers have now developed particles that are relatively easy to produce and have a wide range of applications.

Contact: Georgios Sotiriou
sotiriou@hsph.harvard.edu
617-784-5506
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 24-Mar-2014
Nanomaterials and Nanotechnology
Researchers grow carbon nanofibers using ambient air, without toxic ammonia
Materials science researchers have demonstrated that vertically aligned carbon nanofibers can be manufactured using ambient air, making the manufacturing process safer and less expensive. Vertically aligned carbon nanofibers hold promise for use in gene-delivery tools, sensors, batteries and other technologies.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 23-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Unavoidable disorder used to build nanolaser
World around researchers are working to develop nano-optical chips, where light can be controlled. These could be used for future circuits based on light (photons) instead of electrons -- that is photonics instead of electronics. But it has proved to be impossible to achieve perfect photonic nanostructures. Now researchers at the Niels Bohr Institute have shown that imperfect optical chips can be used to produce 'nanolasers,' which is an ultimately compact and energy-efficient light source.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Lightweight construction materials of highest stability thanks to their microarchitecture
KIT researchers have developed microstructured lightweight construction materials of highest stability. Although their density is below that of water, their stability relative to their weight exceeds that of massive materials, such as high-performance steel or aluminum. The lightweight construction materials are inspired by the framework structure of bones and the shell structure of the bees' honeycombs. The results are now presented in the journal PNAS.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Making synthetic diamond crystals in a plasma reactor
Synthetic diamond crystals are of interest to many industrial sectors. Their unique properties make them a suitable material for numerous applications including lenses for high-energy laser optics, X-ray radiation detectors and ophthalmological scalpels. Fraunhofer scientists produce artificial diamonds in all shapes and sizes ranging from discs to three-dimensional shapes and even hollow spheres.

Contact: Nicola Heidrich
nicola.heidrich@iaf.fraunhofer.de
49-761-515-9281
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 21-Mar-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Switching an antibiotic on and off with light
Scientists of the KIT and the University of Kiev have produced an antibiotic, whose biological activity can be controlled with light. Thanks to the robust diarylethene photoswitch, the antimicrobial effect of the peptide mimetic can be applied in a spatially and temporally specific manner. This might open up new options for the treatment of local infections, as side effects are reduced. The researchers present their photoactivable antibiotic with the new photomodule in a 'Very Important Paper' of the journal Angewandte Chemie.

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

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Cell Reports
Surprising new way to kill cancer cells
Scientists have demonstrated that cancer cells -- and not normal cells -- can be killed by eliminating either the FAS receptor, also known as CD95, or its binding component, CD95 ligand. The discovery seems counterintuitive because CD95 has previously been defined as a tumor suppressor, scientists said.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
The amazing anatomy of James Webb Space Telescope mirrors
When you think of a mirror, there really isn't that much needed to describe it, but when you look at a mirror that will fly aboard NASA's next-generation James Webb Space Telescope, there's a lot to the anatomy of a mirror.
NASA, European Space Agency, Canadian Space Agency

Contact: Lynn Chandler
Lynn.chandler-1@nasa.gov
301-286-2806
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Nature Communications
New semiconductor holds promise for 2-D physics and electronics
Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry have discovered a unique new semiconductor, rhenium disulfide, that behaves electronically as if it were a 2-D monolayer even as a 3-D bulk material. This not only opens the door to 2-D electronic applications with a 3D material, it also makes it possible to study 2-D physics with easy-to-make 3-D crystals.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
lcyarris@lbl.gov
510-486-5375
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 20-Mar-2014
Nanotechnology
Anti-counterfeit 'fingerprints' made from silver nanowires
Unique patterns made from tiny, randomly scattered silver nanowires have been created by a group of researchers from South Korea in an attempt to authenticate goods and tackle the growing problem of counterfeiting.

Contact: Michael Bishop
michael.bishop@iop.org
01-179-301-032
Institute of Physics

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