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Public Release: 27-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
New quantum dots herald a new era of electronics operating on a single-atom level
New types of solotronic structures, including the world's first quantum dots containing single cobalt ions, have been created and studied at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw. The materials and elements used to form these structures allow us forecast new trends in solotronics -- a field of experimental electronics and spintronics of the future, based on operations occurring on a single-atom level.
Polish National Science Centre, Polish National Centre for Research and Development

Contact: Dr. Wojciech Pacuski
wojciech.pacuski@fuw.edu.pl
48-225-532-217
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 24-Jan-2014
Dr. Jeremy Robinson of NRL wins Presidential Early Career Award
Dr. Jeremy Robinson of the US Naval Research Laboratory is a recipient of the 2012 Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers. He researches how graphene can be used to detect chemicals, and nanoelectronic and radio frequency communication applications.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Kyra Wiens
kyra.wiens@nrl.navy.mil
202-404-3324
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 24-Jan-2014
Journal of American Chemical Society
The origin of the evil conformation
Prions form when normal proteins acquire a misfolded conformation and cause incurable neurodegenerative diseases. A team of scientists from SISSA has recently published a study that investigates the early events of the conversion from the normal to the disease-causing form of the prion protein.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
federica@medialab.sissa.it
0039-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 24-Jan-2014
Federico Rosei receives the CSC Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry
The Canadian Society for Chemistry has bestowed its 2014 Award for Research Excellence in Materials Chemistry on professor Federico Rosei, director of the INRS Energie Materiaux Telecommunications research center, in recognition of his exceptional contributions to the field. Professor Rosei will be honored at the society's annual conference, which will take place June 1-5, 2014, in Vancouver.

Contact: Stephanie Thibault
stephanie.thibault@adm.inrs.ca
514-687-5010 x8865
INRS

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Small
Various microstructures fabricated by a solvent-cast 3-D printing technique
The article "Solvent-Cast Three-Dimensional Printing of Multifunctional Microsystems" by Shuang-Zhuang Guo, Frederick Gosselin, Nicolas Guerin, Anne-Marie Lanouette, Marie-Claude Heuzey and Daniel Therriault was published in Vol. 9, No. 24 of the scientific journal Small on Dec. 20, 2013.

Contact: Nathalie Rochette
nathalie.rochette@polymtl.ca
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Angewandte Chemie
Carbon dioxide paves the way to unique nanomaterials
In common perception, carbon dioxide is just a greenhouse gas, one of the major environmental problems of mankind. For Warsaw chemists CO2 became, however, something else: a key element of reactions allowing for creation of nanomaterials with unprecedented properties.

Contact: Janusz Lewiński
lewin@ch.pw.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Ultramicroscopy
New microscopy technique improves imaging at the atomic scale
When capturing images at the atomic scale, even tiny movements of the sample can result in skewed or distorted images -- and those movements are virtually impossible to prevent. Now microscopy researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique that accounts for that movement and eliminates the distortion from the finished product.

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

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Molecules as circuits
With traditional technology, this miniaturization is hampered by the limits imposed by physics, but some have thought of using molecules as circuits. If molecules are to be able to do this efficiently, they need to improve their poor conduction ability. In a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers featuring Ryan Requist, Erio Tosatti and Michele Fabrizio of the International School of Advanced Studies shows how the Kondo effect can improve the conductivity of some magnetic molecules.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
0039-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 23-Jan-2014
Science
When nanotechnology meets quantum physics in 1 dimension
Scientists from McGill University and Sandia National Laboratories have succeeded in conducting a new experiment that supports the existence of the long-sought-after Luttinger liquid state. Their findings, published in the Jan. 23 issue of Science Express, validate important predictions of the Luttinger liquid model.
US Department of Energy, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Fonds de recherche du Québec -- Nature et technologies

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2014
Scientific Reports
Detecting chemicals, measuring strain with a pencil and paper
A team of Northwestern University students has proven that pencils and regular office paper can be used to measure strain on an object and detect hazardous gases.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 22-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
Cooling microprocessors with carbon nanotubes
Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry have developed a "process friendly" technique to enable the cooling of microprocessor chips through the use of carbon nanotubes.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, Intel Corporation

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2014
Nano Letters
Atomic-scale catalysts may produce cheap hydrogen
Researchers at North Carolina State University have shown that a one-atom thick film of molybdenum sulfide (MoS2) may work as an effective catalyst for creating hydrogen. The work opens a new door for the production of cheap hydrogen.
US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 22-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
From a carpet of nanorods to a thin film solar cell absorber within a few seconds
Research teams at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin and at the University of Limerick, Ireland, have discovered a novel solid state reaction which lets kesterite grains grow within a few seconds and at relatively low temperatures. For this reaction, they exploit a transition from a metastable wurtzite compound in the form of nanorods to the more stable kesterite compound. At the EDDI Beamline at BESSY II, the scientists could observe this process in real-time when heating the sample: in a few seconds Kesterite grains formed.

Contact: Dr. Roland Mainz
roland.mainz@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-030-806-242-737
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Journal of Non-Linear Dynamics
Researcher proves mass important at nano-scale, matters in calculations and measurements
A University of Texas at Arlington engineering professor has proven that the effect of mass is important, can be measured and has a significant impact on any calculations and measurements at the sub-micrometer scale.

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Science Translational Medicine
Live feed into our bodies
A device that can monitor the levels of specific drugs as they flow through the bloodstream may soon take the guesswork out of drug dosing and allow physicians to tailor prescriptions to their patients' specific biology. Developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers Tom Soh, Kevin Plaxco and Scott Ferguson, the biosensor combines engineering and biochemistry and has far-reaching potential.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ia.ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Liquid crystal turns water droplets into 'gemstones,' Penn materials research shows
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Swarthmore College describe new research into a type of liquid crystal that dissolves in water rather than avoids it as do the oily liquid crystals found in displays. This property means that these liquid crystals hold potential for biomedical applications, where their changing internal patterns could signal the presence of specific proteins or other biological macromolecules.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
Researchers model macroscale plasmonic convection to control fluid and particle motion
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new theoretical model that explains macroscale fluid convection induced by plasmonic (metal) nanostructures. This work is the first to establish both theoretically and experimentally that micron/s fluid velocities can be generated using a plasmonic architecture, and provides important insight into the flows affecting particle dynamics in plasmonic optical trapping experiments.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kimani Toussaint
ktoussai@illinois.edu
217-244-4088
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
E-whiskers
Researchers with Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley have created e-whiskers -- highly sensitive tactile sensors made from carbon nanotubes and silver nanoparticles that should have a wide range of applications including advanced robotics, human-machine interfaces, and biological and environmental sensors.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
NREL working to clean air in fracking process
A microbe capable of digesting methane could save countless tons of greenhouse gas from reaching the atmosphere during the hydraulic fracturing process. Hydraulic fracturing, also known as fracking, uses pressurized water to fracture rock to release natural gas. It's been a boon to local economies and a source of inexpensive fuels -- but if nothing is done to capture the byproduct methane, which is typically flared in the air, it can also contribute heftily to greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
NREL model licensed to improve accuracy of battery simulations
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory has licensed its Equivalent Circuit Battery Model to software developer ThermoAnalytics for use in its recently updated RadTherm software package.
US Department of Energy

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
New transparent display system could provide heads-up data
Transparent displays have a variety of potential applications -- such as the ability to see navigation or dashboard information while looking through the windshield of a car or plane, or to project video onto a window or a pair of eyeglasses.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Staying cool in the nanoelectric universe by getting hot
As smartphones, tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated, the heat they generate while in use increases. This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail. Conventional wisdom suggests the solution is to keep the guts of these gadgets cool. But a new University at Buffalo research paper hints at the opposite.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 21-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
Peekaboo... I see through!
A team from the MIT and Harvard departments of Physics, and the US Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center, has developed a new approach to produce transparent projection screens. Their result paves the way for a new class of transparent displays with many attractive features, including wide viewing angle, scalability to large size, and low cost.
Army Research Office, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, National Science Foundation

Contact: Chia Wei Hsu
cwhsu@MIT.EDU
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Public Release: 20-Jan-2014
Nature Communications
Novel nanotherapy breakthrough may help reduce recurrent heart attacks and stroke
New report in Nature Communications by Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai shows their new statin nanotherapy can target high-risk inflammation inside heart arteries that causes heart attacks or stroke.
NIH/National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research

Contact: Lauren Woods
lauren.woods@mountsinai.org
212-241-2836
The Mount Sinai Hospital / Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Public Release: 19-Jan-2014
Nature Nanotechnology
Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency
New approach developed at MIT could generate power from sunlight efficiently and on demand.

Contact: Andrew Carleen
acarleen@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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