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Public Release: 4-Nov-2013
NPL leads research project to help deliver 10x faster computer processing speeds
The Nanostrain project will support the development of cheaper, more reliable and energy efficient technologies delivering 10 fold increases in chip processor speed to 30 GHz, faster internet connections and huge energy savings worldwide.
European Metrology Research Programme

Contact: Alex Cloney
alex.cloney@proofcommunication.com
084-568-01872
National Physical Laboratory

Public Release: 3-Nov-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanotube-based sensors can be implanted under the skin for a year
Research from MIT shows carbon nanotubes that detect nitric oxide can be implanted under the skin for more than a year.
Sanofi-Aventis, National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, BYI Award, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Nov-2013
Nature Materials
York researchers discover important mechanism behind nanoparticle reactivity
An international team of researchers has used pioneering electron microscopy techniques to discover an important mechanism behind the reaction of metallic nanoparticles with the environment. Crucially, the research led by the University of York, shows that oxidation of metals -- the process that describes, for example, how iron reacts with oxygen, in the presence of water, to form rust -- proceeds much more rapidly in nanoparticles than at the macroscopic scale.
Max-Kade Foundation, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, World Universities Network

Contact: Caron Lett
pressoffice@york.ac.uk
44-190-432-2029
University of York

Public Release: 1-Nov-2013
Nature Communications
Synaptic transistor learns while it computes
Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence: one embedded not in smart algorithms but in the very architecture of a computer.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Caroline Perry
cperry@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
Defective nanotubes turned into light emitters
Scientists are usually after defect-free nano-structures. Yet in this case the UPV/EHU researcher Angel Rubio and his collaborators have put the structural defects in boron nitride nanotubes to maximum use. The outcome of his research is a new light-emitting source that can easily be incorporated into current microelectronics technology. The research has also resulted in a patent.

Contact: Aitziber Lasa
a.lasa@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
CWRU researchers aim nanotechnology at micrometastases
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received two grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to build nanoparticles that seek and destroy metastases too small to be detected with current technologies. They are targeting aggressive cancers that persist through traditional chemotherapy.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Ohio Cancer Research Associates

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Science
Making electrical contact along 1-D edge of 2-D materials
Dr. Cory Dean, assistant professor of physics at the City College of New York, is the lead author of a paper published today in the journal Science that demonstrates it is possible for an atomically thin two-dimensional material to have electrical contact along its one-dimensional edge. The contact architecture offers a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at interfaces.
US Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Ellis Simon
esimon@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-6460
City College of New York

Public Release: 31-Oct-2013
Science
New techniques produce cleanest graphene yet
Columbia Engineering researchers demonstrate for the first time that it's possible to electrically contact an atomically thin 2D material only along its 1D edge. With this new contact architecture, they've developed a new assembly technique for layered materials that prevents contamination at the interfaces, and, using graphene as the model 2D material, show that these two methods in combination result in the cleanest graphene yet realized. The study is published in Science on November 1.
Department of Defense, and others

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Mainz University receives approval for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship in Physics
In response to an application submitted by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), theoretical physicist Professor Jairo Sinova from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, USA has been selected for an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship, one of the most eminent and highest endowed research posts in Germany. Academics working in theoretical fields receive funding of up to EUR 3.5 million for up to five years.

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Applied Physics Letters
The world's most powerful terahertz quantum cascade laser
Terahertz radiation has many applications -- but high intensity terahertz radiation sources are hard to build. A team of researchers at TU Vienna has now managed to create a new kind of quantum cascade laser with an output of one watt of terahertz radiation, breaking the previous world record of about 0.25 watts.

Contact: Florian Aigner
florian.aigner@tuwien.ac.at
0043-158-801-41027
Vienna University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Oct-2013
Science Translational Medicine
Incurable brain cancer gene is silenced
Glioblastoma multiforme, the brain cancer that killed Sen. Edward Kennedy, is aggressive and incurable. Northwestern University researchers are the first to demonstrate delivery of a drug that turns off a critical gene in this complex cancer, increasing survival rates significantly in animals with the disease. The therapeutic, based on nanotechnology, is nimble enough to cross the blood-brain barrier and get to the brain tumor. Once there, it flips the switch of the oncogene to "off," silencing the gene.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
NREL researcher honored with Hispanic STEM award
A national organization devoted to getting more Hispanics into the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math, has honored a scientist at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory with its annual Outstanding Technical Achievement Award.
US Deptartment of Energy

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

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Journal of Structural Biology
Physicists provide new insights into coral skeleton formation
An international team of scientists, led by physicists from the University of York, has shed important new light on coral skeleton formation.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Caron Lett
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22029
University of York

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
Plasmonic crystal alters to match light-frequency source
A plasma-containing crystal, tunable by varying a voltage, could increase the bandwidth of high-speed communication networks and generally enhance high-speed electronics.
US Department of Energy/Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Neal Singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
Stanford faculty awarded $2.2 million for innovative energy research
Stanford University's Precourt Institute, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center and TomKat Center have awarded 11 seed grants to Stanford faculty for early-stage energy research.
Precourt Institute for Energy, Precourt Energy Efficiency Center, TomKat Center

Contact: Mark Golden
mark.golden@stanford.edu
650-724-1629
Stanford University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2013
EU sponsors fabrication of molecular electronic components on the sub-nanometer scale
Professor Angelika Kühnle and her work group at the Institute of Physical Chemistry at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz are participating in a new EU project focusing on information and communication technology.

Contact: Dr. Angelika Kühnle
kuehnle@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23930
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Using genetic algorithms to discover new nanostructured materials
Columbia Engineering researchers have developed a new approach to designing novel nanostructured materials through an inverse design framework using genetic algorithms. The study, published in PNAS's Oct. 28 Early Online edition, is the first to demonstrate the application of this methodology to the design of self-assembled nanostructures, and could help speed up the materials discovery process. It also shows the potential of machine learning and "big data" approaches.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers measure flow from a nanoscale fluid jet
Northwestern University researcher Sandip Ghosal and a team of collaborators from the UK and Spain have measured the flow from a fluid jet so tiny that it would require more than 8,000 years to fill a two-liter soda bottle.

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Materials Science and Technology Conference
UC develops unique nano carrier to target drug delivery to cancer cells
University of Cincinnati researchers have developed a unique nanostructure that can, because of its dual-surface structure, serve as an improved "all-in-one tool" against cancer.
National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Shanghai Nano-program

Contact: M.B. Reilly
reillymb@ucmail.uc.edu
513-556-1824
University of Cincinnati

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Scientists to gain from view inside of fuel cells
Powerful scanners that give scientists a direct line of sight into hydrogen fuel cells are the latest tools Simon Fraser University researchers will use to help Ballard Power Systems Inc create more durable, lower-cost fuel cells. Use of these fuel cells in vehicles can substantially reduce harmful emissions in the transportation sector.
Automotive Partnership Canada

Contact: Marianne Meadahl
Marianne_Meadahl@sfu.ca
778-782-9017
Simon Fraser University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Super-thin membranes clear the way for chip-sized pumps
A super-thin silicon membrane developed at the University of Rochester could now make it possible to drastically shrink the power source of lab-on-a-chip devices, paving the way for diagnostic devices the size of a credit card.

Contact: Peter Iglinski
peter.iglinski@rochester.edu
585-764-7002
University of Rochester

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Making complex nanoparticles easily reproducible
A pair of Case Western Reserve University researchers have received a $424,000 grant from the National Science Foundation's Division of Civil, Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation, to streamline manufacturing and assembly for two-sided nanoparticles. They aim to grow polymer trees on scaffolds made from plant viruses.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-368-4442
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Review of Policy Research
Public wants labels for food nanotech -- and they're willing to pay for it
New research finds that people in the United States want labels on food products that use nanotechnology -- whether the nanotechnology is in the food or is used in food packaging. The research also shows that many people are willing to pay more for the labeling.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Breakthrough in study of aluminum should yield new technological advances
Researchers today announced a scientific advance that has eluded researchers for more than 100 years -- a platform to fully study and understand the aqueous chemistry of aluminum, one of the world's most important metals. It should open the door to significant advances in electronics and many other fields, ranging from manufacturing to construction, agriculture and drinking water treatment.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Douglas Keszler
douglas.keszler@oregonstate.edu
541-737-6736
Oregon State University

Public Release: 28-Oct-2013
Second Sustainable Nanotechnology Organization Conference
Nanomaterials database improved to help consumers, scientists track products
Nanotechnologies are growing in commercial use after more than 20 years of research. This new resource gives the public the best available look at more than 1,600 manufacturer-identified, nanotechnology-based consumer products introduced to the market.

Contact: John Pastor
jdpastor@vt.edu
540-231-5646
Virginia Tech

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