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Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Nano Letters
Nanoscale optical switch breaks miniaturization barrier
An ultra-fast and ultra-small optical switch has been invented that could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.
Defense Threat-Reduction Agency, US Department of Energy, US Department of Education, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Science
Roomy cages built from DNA
Scientists at the Harvard's Wyss Institute have built a set of self-assembling DNA cages one-tenth as wide as a bacterium. These DNA nanostructures are some of the largest and most complex structures ever constructed solely from DNA, and they could one day deliver drugs, or house tiny bioreactors or photonic devices that diagnose disease.

Contact: Dan Ferber
dan.ferber@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-1547
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Nano Letters
Creating a graphene-metal sandwich to improve electronics
Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene 'sandwich' strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Emil Bozin awarded 2014 Science Prize from Neutron Scattering Society of America
The Neutron Scattering Society of America has named Emil Bozin, a condensed matter physicist at the US Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, the recipient of their 2014 Science Prize. The NSSA award specifically recognized Bozin's discovery of 'broken symmetry local structures in exotic electronic materials, his elaboration of their nature and their importance to the material properties, in particular in PbTe, iridates, manganites, and cuprates.'

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Mar-2014
Cell Reports
A versatile mouse that can teach us about many diseases and drugs
Scientists from the UK and Australia have created a mouse that expresses a fluorescing 'biosensor' in every cell of its body, allowing diseased cells and drugs to be tracked and evaluated in real time and in three dimensions.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council

Contact: Alison Heather
a.heather@garvan.org.au
61-292-958-128
Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Two INRS professors elected to the Global Young Academy
Federico Rosei, director of Centre Energie Materiaux Telecommunications at INRS, is proud to announce that two members of the center's academic staff, Francois Legare and Fiorenzo Vetrone, have been elected to the Global Young Academy. This prestigious Berlin-based academy was created in 2010 and is made up of 155 young researchers from all six continents.

Contact: Stéphanie Thibault
stephanie.thibault@adm.inrs.ca
450-687-5010 x8865
INRS

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Applied Physics Letters
Can material rivaling graphene be mined out of rocks? Yes, if...
Will one-atom-thick layers of molybdenum disulfide, a compound that occurs naturally in rocks, prove to be better than graphene for electronic applications? There are many signs that might prove to be the case. But physicists from the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw have shown that the nature of the phenomena occurring in layered materials are still ill-understood and require further research.

Contact: Adam Babiński
adam.babinski@fuw.edu.pl
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Acta Biomaterialia
Surface characteristics influence cellular growth on semiconductor material
Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material.

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

Public Release: 12-Mar-2014
Nature Communications
First thin films of spin ice reveal cold secrets
Thin films of spin ice have been shown to demonstrate surprising properties which could help in the development of applications of magnetricity, the magnetic equivalent of electricity.

Contact: Siobhan Pipa
siobhan.pipa@ucl.ac.uk
44-020-767-99041
University College London

Public Release: 11-Mar-2014
Nature Communications
New technique uses ATP as trigger for targeted anti-cancer drug delivery
Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a new technique that uses adenosine-5'-triphosphate, the so-called 'energy molecule,' to trigger the release of anti-cancer drugs directly into cancer cells. Early laboratory tests show it increases the effectiveness of drugs targeting breast cancer.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
University of Washington scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications than current technology allows.
US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Research Grant Council of Hong Kong, University Grant Committee of Hong Kong, Croucher Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle Ma
mcma@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Two-dimensional material shows promise for optoelectronics
A team creates LEDs, photovoltaic cells, and light detectors using novel one-molecule-thick material.
US Office of Naval Research, Packard, Pappalardo, National Science Foundation

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
Colloid and Interface Science Communications
Elsevier announces the launch of OA journal: Colloid and Interface Science Communications
Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the open-access journal Colloid and Interface Science Communications.

Contact: Aileen Christensen
a.christensen@elsevier.com
31-203-122-053
Elsevier

Public Release: 10-Mar-2014
European Physical Journal H
All paths lead to Rome, even the path to condensed matter theory
Italian physicist Carlo Di Castro, professor emeritus at the University of Rome Sapienza, Italy, shares his recollections of how theoretical condensed matter physics developed in Rome, starting in the 1960s. Luisa Bonolis, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, Germany, invited Di Castro to reflect upon his research career, which he did in an interview published in EPJ H.

Contact: Saskia Rohmer
saskia.rohmer@springer.com
49-622-148-78414
Springer

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Technology
Biomolecular tweezers facilitate study of mechanical force effects on cells and proteins
A new type of biomolecular tweezers could help researchers study how mechanical forces affect the biochemical activity of cells and proteins. The devices -- too small to see without a microscope -- use opposing magnetic and electrophoretic forces to precisely stretch the cells and molecules.

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

Public Release: 9-Mar-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Atomically thin solar cells
A lot of research has been done on graphene recently -- carbon flakes, consisting of only one layer of atoms. As it turns out, there are other materials too which exhibit remarkable properties if they are arranged in a single layer. One of them is tungsten diselenide, which could be used for photovoltaics.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
43-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
SPIE DSS
Journal of Biomedical Optics
New high-tech glasses detect cancer cells during surgery
Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the University of Arizona in Tucson led by Samuel Achilefu have created a pair of high-tech glasses that help surgeons visualize cancer cells during surgeries. The technology, reported in the SPIE Journal of Biomedical Optics, incorporates custom video and a head-mounted display capable of capturing signal from any fluorescent molecular agent injected into a patient that attaches to cancer cells, making them glow.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Promising news for solar fuels from Berkeley Lab researchers at JCAP
A JCAP study shows that nearly 90 percent of the electrons generated by a semiconductor/cobaloxime hybrid catalyst designed to store solar energy in hydrogen are being stored in their intended target molecules.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2014
Advanced Optical Materials
Squeezing light into metals
Using an inexpensive inkjet printer, University of Utah electrical engineers produced microscopic structures that use light in metals to carry information. This new technique, which controls electrical conductivity within such microstructures, could be used to rapidly fabricate superfast components in electronic devices, make wireless technology faster or print magnetic materials.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Aditi Risbud
aditi.risbud@coe.utah.edu
801-587-9038
University of Utah

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Stockman elected SPIE Fellow
Mark Stockman, physics professor and director for the Center for Nano-Optics at Georgia State University, has been elected a SPIE fellow for his achievements in theoretical nano-optics and nanoplasmonics.

Contact: LaTina Emerson
lemerson1@gsu.edu
404-413-1353
Georgia State University

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
2014 American Physical Society March Meeting
New therapies targeting cancer, Alzheimer's goal of UH physicist
Working toward new therapies to target cancer and Alzheimer's, University of Houston physicist Margaret Cheung strives to understand the physics that govern how ordinary matter becomes life-like. Cheung was recently named a fellow of the American Physical Society. Her award was presented March 4 at the annual meeting of the American Physical Society Division of Biological Physics in Denver.

Contact: Lisa Merkl
lkmerkl@uh.edu
713-743-8192
University of Houston

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
University of Nevada, Reno joins with NevadaNano for flying robot sensor project
With a new contract from the US Army, the University of Nevada, Reno is partnering with NevadaNano to develop a robotic flying vehicle that can be used for environmental health and safety monitoring of large areas. The project combines the autonomous systems expertise of the university with the unique sensor technology NevadaNano has developed for chemical sensing.
US Army

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Nature
Up-converted radio
A new device can turn radio waves into optical waves with far less noise than rival methods. This will help in studies using weak radio or microwave signals, such as MRI, cosmology, and computers.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, European Union, Quality Improvement Organizations

Contact: Phillip F. Schewe
pschewe@umd.edu
301-405-0989
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
WPI is lead institution on $7.4 million army project to design better metals for vehicles
Worcester Polytechnic Institute is the lead institution on a $7.4 million, multi-university award from the US Army that will support the development of metallurgical methods and lightweight alloys that will help the military build more effective and durable vehicles and systems. The award will also fund the development of new magnesium alloys that do not require expensive and scarce rare earth elements. The work will have applications in the aircraft, automotive, and electronics industries.
Department of Defense

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 6-Mar-2014
Science
Crystals ripple in response to light
Minuscule waves that propagate across atom-thin layers of crystal could carry information, light, and heat in nanoscale devices. For the first time, the frequency and amplitude of these waves, called surface phonon polaritons, can be tuned by altering the number of layers of crystals, and they travel far making practical applications for these signals feasible.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Brown
scinews@ucsd.edu
858-246-0161
University of California - San Diego

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