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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

Public Release: 30-Nov-2015
EPJ E
Liquid foam: Plastic, elastic and fluid
What differentiates complex fluids from mere fluids? What makes them unique is that they are neither solid nor liquid. Among such complex fluids are foams. They are used as a model to understand the mechanisms underlying complex fluids flow. Now, a team of French physicists has gained new insights into predicting how complex fluids react under stretching conditions due to the interplay between elasticity, plasticity and flow. These findings were recently published in EPJ E.

Contact: Sabine Lehr
sabine.lehr@springer.com
49-622-148-78336
Springer

Public Release: 27-Nov-2015
Nature Communications
New research exploits extraordinary properties of graphene
Innovative new research led by the University of Exeter has demonstrated how the extraordinary properties of graphene can be exploited to create artificial structures that can be used to control and manipulate electromagnetic radiation over a wide range of wavelengths.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
pressoffice@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22062
University of Exeter

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Whisper gallery modes in Silicon nanocones intensify luminescence
Silicon reveals new talents when reduced to nanoscopic dimensions. Silicon nanocones generate 200 times as much infrared luminescence as comparably sized nanocolumns when excited by visible light. Modelling and experimental results show that due to their geometry, cones are able to sustain what is referred to as whispering gallery modes at infrared wavelengths which can intensify the silicon luminescence. New applications are conceivable, including silicon-based nanolasers.

Contact: Antonia Roetger
antonia.roetger@helmholtz-berlin.de
0049-308-062-43733
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
Nature Photonics
Tapping particles of light
Weizmann Institute scientists single out individual photons.

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 26-Nov-2015
2D Materials
Graphene microphone outperforms traditional nickel and offers ultrasonic reach
Scientists have developed a graphene based microphone nearly 32 times more sensitive than microphones of standard nickel-based construction. The researchers created a vibrating membrane -- the part of a condenser microphone which converts the sound to a current -- from graphene, and were able to show up to 15 dB higher sensitivity compared to a commercial microphone, at frequencies up to 11 kHz.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
steve.pritchard@iop.org
44-117-930-1032
IOP Publishing

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
2015 Materials Research Society Fall Meeting
ACS Nano
Stanford technology makes metal wires on solar cells nearly invisible to light
Stanford University scientists have discovered how to make the electrical wiring on top of solar cells nearly invisible to incoming light. The new design, which uses silicon nanopillars to hide the wires, could dramatically boost solar-cell efficiency.
Bay Area Photovoltaic Consortium, Stanford University Global Climate & Energy Project

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Penn researchers discover why E. coli move faster in syrup-like fluids than in water
Swimming in a pool of syrup would be difficult for most people, but for bacteria like E. coli, it's easier than swimming in water. Scientists have known for decades that these cells move faster and farther in viscoelastic fluids, such as the saliva, mucus, and other bodily fluids they are likely to call home, but didn't understand why. New findings could inform disease models and treatments, or even help design microscopic swimming robots.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Small
Nanoparticles simplify DNA identification and quantification
The article was led by ICN2 researchers in colaboration with UAB researchers, within the POC4PETS European Project, aimed to improving the speed and accuracy of current diagnostics for veterinary pathogens.

Contact: Alex Argemí
alex.argemi@icn.cat
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

Public Release: 25-Nov-2015
Advanced Materials
A new form of real gold, almost as light as air
Researchers at ETH Zurich have created a new type of foam made of real gold. It is the lightest form ever produced of the precious metal: a thousand times lighter than its conventional form and yet it is nearly impossible to tell the difference with the naked eye. There are many possible applications.

Contact: Dr. Raffaele Mezzenga
raffaele.mezzenga@hest.ethz.ch
41-446-329-140
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Stanford faculty awarded $2.1 million for promising energy research
The Precourt Institute for Energy and the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford University have awarded 12 faculty seed grants totaling $2.1 million for groundbreaking research on clean energy.
Precourt Institute for Energy and TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy, Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
AIAA honors UTA's Frank Lewis with 2016 Intelligent Systems Award
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics will honor professor Frank Lewis, head of the University of Texas at Arlington's Advanced Controls and Sensors Group, with the society's 2016 Intelligent Systems Award in recognition of his work to advance the capabilities of autonomous aircraft systems.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Physical Review Letters
MIT mathematicians identify limits to heat flow at the nanoscale
MIT mathematicians have derived a formula for determining the maximum amount of heat exchanged between two objects separated by distances shorter than the width of a single hair. For any two objects situated mere nanometers apart, the formula can be used to calculate the most heat one body may transmit to another, based on two parameters: what the objects are made of, and how far apart they are.

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

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Inkjet hologram printing now possible
Vivid holographic images and text can now be produced by means of an ordinary inkjet printer. This new method, developed by a team of scientists from ITMO University in Saint Petersburg, is expected to significantly reduce the cost and time needed to create the so-called rainbow holograms, commonly used for security purposes -- to protect valuable items, such as credit cards and paper currency, from piracy and falsification.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifrmo.ru
895-337-75508
ITMO University

Public Release: 24-Nov-2015
Smart Materials and Structures
Stretch the new flex for programmable rubber keyboard
Scientists at the University of Auckland have developed a soft, flexible, stretchable keyboard using a type of rubber known as a dielectric elastomer. The results are reported today, Nov. 25, 2015, in the journal Smart Materials and Structures.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
steve.pritchard@iop.org
44-117-930-1032
IOP Publishing

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Chemosphere
Researchers find new, inexpensive way to clean water from oil sands production
Researchers have developed a process to remove contaminants from oil sands wastewater using only sunlight and nanoparticles that is more effective and inexpensive than conventional treatment methods.

Contact: Pamela Smyth
psmyth@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4777
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Optica
New method enables biomedical imaging at one-thousandth the cost
MIT researchers have developed a biomedical imaging system that could ultimately replace a $100,000 piece of a lab equipment with components that cost just hundreds of dollars. The system uses a technique called fluorescence lifetime imaging, which has applications in DNA sequencing and cancer diagnosis, among other things. So the new work could have implications for both biological research and clinical practice.

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

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Scientific Reports
Nanomagnets: Creating order out of chaos
Miniaturization is the magic word when it comes to nanomagnetic devices intended for use in new types of electronic components. Scientists from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf have proposed the use of ion beams for their fabrication. An ultra-fine beam consisting of around 10 neon ions suffices to bring several hundred atoms of an iron-aluminum alloy into disarray and thereby generate a nanomagnet embedded directly in the material.
European Union, European Network for Electron Microscopy

Contact: Christine Bohnet
c.bohnet@hzdr.de
49-351-260-2450
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 23-Nov-2015
Small
Electric fields remove nanoparticles from blood with ease
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field to easily and quickly isolate drug-delivery nanoparticles from blood. The technology could serve as a general tool to separate and recover nanoparticles from other complex fluids for medical, environmental, and industrial applications.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 20-Nov-2015
Nanomedicine
Nanomedicine special issue explores integrated role of nanomedical research
Nanomedicine, a leading MEDLINE-indexed journal, has published a special focus issue highlighting the interdisciplinary nature of this emerging field, which explores the medical application of nanotechnology to monitor, repair, and control human biological systems at the molecular level. Nanomedicine is published by Future Science Group.

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Journal of Controlled Release
Nanocarriers may carry new hope for brain cancer therapy
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a new family of nanocarriers, called '3HM,' that meets all the size and stability requirements for effectively delivering therapeutic drugs to the brain for the treatment of a deadly form of cancer known as glioblastoma multiforme.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Particle accelerator on a microchip
The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $13.5 million (€12.6 million) to promote the development of a particle accelerator on a microchip. DESY and the University of Hamburg are among the partners involved in this international project, headed by Robert Byer of Stanford University and Peter Hommelhoff of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Within five years, they hope to produce a working prototype of an 'accelerator-on-a-chip'.
Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Nov-2015
Applied Catalysis B Environmental
Better catalysts will remove carcinogenic chlorine compounds from water
The Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw has just unveiled two new catalysts developed in close cooperation with the Jagiellonian University in Cracow and the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. The catalysts have been designed with the effective treatment of tap water in mind, eliminating harmful chlorine compounds.

Contact: Dr. Anna Srebowata
asrebowata@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-433-320
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Houston Methodist invention wins R&D 100 Award
R&D Magazine named the handheld single-cell pipette, a Houston Methodist Research Institute invention, as one the 100 most innovative technologies and services of the past year.

Contact: Gale Smith
gsmith@houstonmethodist.org
281-627-0439
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 18-Nov-2015
Science Translational Medicine
New method developed to predict response to nanotherapeutics
A collaboration between investigators at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital has led to a new approach that uses an FDA-approved, magnetic nanoparticle and magnetic resonance imaging to identify tumors most likely to respond to drugs delivered via nanoparticles. The team's preclinical results are published in Science Translational Medicine Nov. 18.
National Institutes of Health, David H. Koch-Prostate Cancer Foundation Award in Nanotherapeutics

Contact: Haley Bridger
hbridger@partners.org
978-807-5302
Brigham and Women's Hospital

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