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Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Nanotube letters spell progress
Rice University researchers test the stiffness of individual nanotube junctions and find different characteristics based upon their 'letter' forms. Materials built with particular letters may be useful as building blocks in the construction of macroscale structures.
DOD/Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
New approaches for hybrid solar cells
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous semiconductor layers. A very promising material -- for small, lightweight, flexible solar cells, for example, or electrodes improving the performance of rechargeable batteries.
State of Bavaria, DFG, CeNS

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

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Dissertations
The world's tiniest temperature sensor is powered by radio waves
Researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a very tiny wireless temperature sensor that is powered in a very special way: from the radio waves that are part of the sensor's wireless network. This means that the sensor needs not even a single wire, nor a battery that would have to be replaced. The arrival of such sensors is an important development on route towards smart buildings, for instance.
Technology Foundation STW

Contact: Peter Baltus
p.g.m.baltus@tue.nl
31-621-891-464
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
56th Battery Symposium
Basic technology of high thermally-durable all-solid-state lithium ion battery developed
Hitachi, Ltd. and Tohoku University's Advanced Institute for Materials Research have developed a basic technology to reduce the internal resistance of the all-solid-state lithium ion battery using a complex hydride as a solid electrolyte.

Contact: Shin-ichi Orimo
orimoimr@tohoku.ac.jp
Tohoku University

Public Release: 7-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Spin current on topological insulator detected electrically at room temperature
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have for the first time reported the electrical detection of spin current on topological insulator surfaces at room temperature by employing a ferromagnetic detector. The findings have been published in the journal Nano Letters.
Swedish Research Council, Chalmers Area of Advance Nano, EU Marie Curie Career Integration Grant

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 4-Dec-2015
Journal of Clinical Investigation
Guided ultrasound plus nanoparticle chemotherapy cures tumors in mice
Thermal ablation with magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is a noninvasive technique for treating fibroids and cancer. New research from UC Davis shows that combining the technique with chemotherapy can allow complete destruction of tumors in mice.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Andy Fell
ahfell@ucdavis.edu
530-752-4533
University of California - Davis

Public Release: 4-Dec-2015
Science Advances
Nanoscale drawbridges open path to color displays
A new method for building 'drawbridges' between metal nanoparticles could open new paths for electronics makers who wish to build full-color displays from opto-electric components. The research by plasmonics experts at Rice University is described in a new study this week in Science Advances.
National Science Foundation, Welch Foundation, American Chemical Society, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Rice University's Smalley-Curl Institute

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Penn researchers make thinnest plates that can be picked up by hand
Despite being thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper and hundreds of times thinner than household cling wrap or aluminum foil, newly developed corrugated plates of aluminum oxide spring back to their original shape after being bent and twisted.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
Light: Science and Applications
Measuring nanoscale features with fractions of light
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers are seeing the light, but in an altogether different way. And how they are doing it just might be the semiconductor industry's ticket for extending its use of optical microscopes to measure computer chip features that are approaching 10 nanometers, tiny fractions of the wavelength of light. They report measurements of lines as thin as 16 nanometers wide on a SEMATECH-fabricated wafer were accurate to one nanometer.
NIST

Contact: Mark Bello
mark.bello@nist.gov
301-975-3776
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
Advanced Materials
Scientists see the light on microsupercapacitors
Rice University researchers who pioneered the development of laser-induced graphene have configured their discovery into flexible, solid-state microsupercapacitors that rival the best available for energy storage and delivery.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research MURI, Chinese Scholarship Council

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

Public Release: 3-Dec-2015
Advanced Materials
'Nanobombs' might deliver agents that alter gene activity in cancer stem cells
Researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute have developed nanoparticles that swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light. Such 'nanobombs' might overcome a biological barrier that has blocked development of agents that work by altering the activity -- the expression -- of genes in cancer cells. The agents might kill cancer cells outright or stall their growth.
American Cancer Society, Pelotonia Postdoctoral Fellowship

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Lab on a Chip
A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing disease
The development of a reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient in regions where medical facilities are sparse or cost is prohibitive. Researchers at Penn State have recently filed a patent to develop such a device.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Journal of Chemical Physics
Exploring the limits for high-performance LEDs and solar cells
Förster resonant energy transfer is a radiationless transmission of energy that occurs on the nanometer scale. The process promotes energy rather than charge transfer, providing an alternative contactless pathway that avoids some of the losses caused by charge recombination at the interface. Researchers in Cyprus and in Greece have conducted an investigation on how various structural and electronic parameters affect FRET, and they present their work in this week's The Journal of Chemical Physics.

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Nature Physics
Quantum computer made of standard semiconductor materials
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and Stanford University have tracked down semiconductor nanostructure mechanisms that can result in the loss of stored information -- and halted the amnesia using an external magnetic field. The new nanostructures comprise common semiconductor materials compatible with standard manufacturing processes.
EU, DFG, ARO, AvH, TUM-IAS

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Future Science Group partners with Kudos to increase article impact
FSG has partnered with award-winning service Kudos to further enhance the services they provide to their authors.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Swimming devices could deliver drugs inside the body
A new method of guiding microscopic swimming devices has the potential to deliver drugs to a targeted location inside the body, according to new research published in Nature Communications today.
EPSRC

Contact: Charlotte Hurley
charlotte.hurley@sheffield.ac.uk
44-114-222-0978
University of Sheffield - Faculty of Engineering

Public Release: 2-Dec-2015
Nature Communications
Liquid metal 'nano-terminators' target cancer cells
Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Chapman University named as part of U.S. Army Research Office Grant for Physics
Chapman University is a recipient of an Army Research Office (ARO) grant as part of a larger award to U.C. Berkeley designed to understand the continuous measurement of superconducting quantum bits using microwave fields. The initial award of the ARO grant is more than $4 million over four years, of which $400,000 is subcontracted to Chapman University.
Army Research Office

Contact: Sheri Ledbetter
sledbett@chapman.edu
714-289-3143
Chapman University

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Nano-walkers take speedy leap forward with first rolling DNA-based motor
Physical chemists have devised a rolling DNA-based motor that's 1,000 times faster than any other synthetic DNA motor, giving it potential for real-world applications, such as disease diagnostics.
National Institutes of Health, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship, Camille-Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award, National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Contact: Carol Clark
carol.clark@emory.edu
404-727-0501
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Scientific Reports
Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies
Engineers have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic 'sintering,' which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, various types of sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Rajiv Malhotra
Rajiv.malhotra@oregonstate.edu
Oregon State University

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Chemistry of Materials
ORNL process could be white lightning to electronics industry
A new era of electronics and even quantum devices could be ushered in with the fabrication of a virtually perfect single layer of 'white graphene.'

Contact: Ron Walli
wallira@ornl.gov
865-576-0226
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Dec-2015
Chemistry - A European Journal
IU chemists craft molecule that self-assembles into flower-shaped crystalline patterns
The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.2 million to three research groups at Indiana University to advance research on self-assembling molecules and computer-aided design software required to create the next generation of solar cells, circuits, sensors and other technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
UTA researcher to build internal nanotechnology device to simplify blood sugar testing
What if a diabetic never had to prick a finger to monitor his or her blood-glucose levels, and instead could rely on an internal, nanoscale device to analyze blood continuously and transmit readings to a hand-held scanner? That's the life-transforming medical technology that Kyungsuk Yum, an assistant professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, is developing with support from a $100,000 Texas Medical Research Collaborative grant.
Texas Medical Research Collaborative

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Science Advances
New study reveals what's behind a tarantula's blue hue
Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego and University of Akron found that many species of tarantulas have independently evolved the ability to grow blue hair using nanostructures in their exoskeletons, rather than pigments. The study, published in the Nov. 27 issue of Science Advances, is the first to show that individual species evolved separately to make the same shade of a non-iridescent color, one that doesn't change when viewed at different angles.

Contact: Mario Aguilera
scrippsnews@ucsd.edu
858-534-3624
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Researchers find new phase of carbon, make diamond at room temperature
Scientists have discovered a new phase of solid carbon, called Q-carbon, which is distinct from the known phases of graphite and diamond. They have also developed a technique for using Q-carbon to make diamond-related structures at room temperature and at ambient atmospheric pressure in air.
National Science Foundation

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

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