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Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Looking into the light
Jon Schuller, professor of electrical and computer engineering, receives an NSF CAREER award to investigate the interactions between light and organic materials.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
Moving molecule writes letters
High performance materials for gas storage, thermal insulators or nanomachines need a thorough understanding of the behavior of the material down to the molecular level. Thermodynamics, which have been developed two hundred years ago to increase the efficiency of steam engines, typically observes and averages over a large number of molecules. Now a team of scientists has developed a methodology, to investigate the equilibrium thermodynamics of single molecules.
European Research Council, Swedish Research Council

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technische Universitaet Muenchen

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Physical Review Letters
New research signals big future for quantum radar
A prototype quantum radar that has the potential to detect objects which are invisible to conventional systems has been developed by an international research team led by a quantum information scientist at the University of York.
Leverhulme Trust, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: David Garner
david.garner@york.ac.uk
44-019-043-22153
University of York

Public Release: 26-Feb-2015
Scientific Reports
The building blocks of the future defy logic
Wake up in the morning and stretch; your midsection narrows. Pull on a rubber band and it becomes thinner. One might assume that materials will always stretch and thin. Wrong. Thanks to their peculiar internal geometry, auxetic materials grow wider when stretched. After confounding scientists for decades, University of Malta researchers are now developing mathematical models to explain the unusual behavior of these logic-defying materials, unlocking applications from better skin grafts to new smart materials.
University of Malta, Malta Council for Science and Technology

Contact: Edward Duca
edward.duca@um.edu.mt
356-992-39974
University of Malta

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
Journal of Medical Ethics
Study shows troubling rise in use of animals in experiments
Despite industry claims of reduced animal use as well as federal laws and policies aimed at reducing the use of animals, the number of animals used in leading US laboratories increased a staggering 73 percent from 1997 to 2012, according to a new study by PETA to be published Feb. 25 11:30 p.m. UK time in the peer-reviewed Journal of Medical Ethics, the world's leading bioethics journal.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
tasgolab@peta.org
404-907-4172
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 25-Feb-2015
Advanced Energy Materials
Magnetic nanoparticles enhance performance of solar cells
Magnetic nanoparticles can increase the performance of solar cells made from polymers -- provided the mix is right. This is the result of an X-ray study at DESY's synchrotron radiation source PETRA III. Adding about 1 percent of such nanoparticles by weight makes the solar cells more efficient, according to the findings published in the journal Advanced Energy Materials.

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

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
ACS Nano
Cutting-edge technology optimizes cancer therapy with nanomedicine drug combinations
Designing optimized combination therapies for cancer is remarkably difficult due to the infinite possible drug dose ratios and variable patient-specific response to treatment. In a landmark advance for personalized medicine, University of California Los Angeles bioengineers have developed a novel technology that, for the first time, overcomes these challenges. By assessing phenotype, or physical biological traits as they respond to chemotherapy to drive a powerful analytics platform, the most effective and safe drug combinations possible can be systematically designed.

Contact: Brianna Aldrich
baldrich@dentistry.ucla.edu
310-206-0835
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
ACS Nano
Together, nanotechnology and genetic interference may tackle 'untreatable' brain tumors
There are no effective available treatments for sufferers of Glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive and devastating form of brain tumor. Now a new Tel Aviv University study may offer hope to the tens of thousands diagnosed with gliomas every year, using a nanomedical treatment first engineered to tackle ovarian cancer tumors.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Physical Review Letters
Ultra-thin nanowires can trap electron 'twisters' that disrupt superconductors
Superconductor materials carry electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled by tiny tornado-like formations of electrons called vortices. To keep supercurrents flowing, scientists have figured out how to constrain troublesome vortices by trapping them within extremely short, ultra-thin nanowires.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
prs@jhu.edu
443-997-9907
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
International Journal of Energy Optimization and Engineering
Detecting defects at the nanoscale will profit solar panel production
Research at the University of Huddersfield will lead to major efficiency gains and cost savings in the manufacture of flexible solar panels. The project is called NanoMend and is funded by the EU's Framework Seven Research Programme. The goal is to develop new technologies for the detection, cleaning and repair of micro and nanoscale defects in thin films that are vital in products such as printed electronics and solar panels.
European Union

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Lab on a Chip
Quick test for Ebola
Using a simple paper strip similar to a pregnancy test, MIT researchers have found a way to rapidly diagnose Ebola, as well as other viral hemorrhagic fevers such as yellow fever and dengue fever.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease

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

Public Release: 24-Feb-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Optical nanoantennas set the stage for a NEMS lab-on-a-chip revolution
Newly developed tiny antennas, likened to spotlights on the nanoscale, offer the potential to measure food safety, identify pollutants in the air and even quickly diagnose and treat cancer, according to the Australian scientists who created them. In the Journal of Applied Physics, they describe these and other envisioned applications for their nanocubes in 'laboratories-on-a-chip.'

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Nature Chemistry
Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step
Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block -- a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, NanoQuébec, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Fonds de recherche; du Quebec - Nature et technologies

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

Public Release: 23-Feb-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
Magnetic nanoparticles could stop blood clot-caused strokes
By loading magnetic nanoparticles with drugs and dressing them in biochemical camouflage, Houston Methodist researchers say they can destroy blood clots 100 to 1,000 times faster than a commonly used clot-busting technique.
George and Angelina Kostas Research Center for Cardiovascular Nanomedicine

Contact: David Bricker
dmbricker@houstonmethodist.org
832-667-5811
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Science
Perfect colors, captured with one ultra-thin lens
A completely flat, ultrathin lens developed at Harvard can focus different wavelengths of light at the same point, achieving instant color correction in one extremely thin, miniaturized device.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Draper Lab, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Nature Communications
Penn researchers develop new technique for making molybdenum disulfide
University of Pennsylvania researchers have made an advance in manufacturing molybdenum disulphide, a 2-D material that could compete with graphene for replacing silicon in next-generation electronics. By growing flakes of the material around 'seeds' of molybdenum oxide, they have made it easier to control the size, thickness and location of the material.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Nature Physics
Bar-Ilan U. researcher first to observe 'god particle' analogue in superconductors
The Nobel Prize-winning discovery of the Higgs boson -- the 'God particle' believed responsible for all the mass in the universe -- took place in 2012 at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. The first hint of Higgs was inspired by the study of superconductors -- a special class of metals that, when cooled to very low temperatures, allow electrons to move without resistance. Now, a research team led by Israeli and German physicists has reported the first-ever observations of the Higgs mode in superconducting materials.
German Israel Foundation

Contact: Elana Oberlander
elanadovrut@gmail.com
972-353-17395
Bar-Ilan University

Public Release: 19-Feb-2015
Near-perfect antibacterial materials
Ruthless with bacteria, harmless to human cells. New, durable antibacterial coatings of nanocomposites, developed at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, will in future help to improve the hygiene of sportswear, and used in medicine, will reduce the rate of infections and shorten the times of in-patient hospital admissions.

Contact: Dr. Marcin Fialkowski
mfialkowski@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-432-067
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Nature
Direct observation of bond formations
A collaboration between researchers from KEK, the Institute for Basic Science, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, RIKEN, and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute used the SACLA X-ray free electron laser facility for a real time visualization of the birth of a molecular that occurs via photo-induced formation of a chemical bonds. This achievement was published in the online version of the scientific journal Nature published on Feb. 19, 2015.
Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science, and Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Saeko Okada
press@kek.jp
81-298-796-046
High Energy Accelerator Research Organization/KEK

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
Researchers build atomically thin gas and chemical sensors
The relatively recent discovery of graphene, a two-dimensional layered material with unusual and attractive electronic, optical and thermal properties, led scientists to search for other atomically thin materials with unique properties.
Semiconductor Research Corporation, Defense Advanced Research Project Agency

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

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Scientific Reports
New paper-like material could boost electric vehicle batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a novel paper-like material for lithium-ion batteries. It has the potential to boost by several times the specific energy, or amount of energy that can be delivered per unit weight of the battery.

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

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Nature Materials
Nanotechnology: Better measurements of single molecule circuits
A new technique developed at UC Davis gives better measurements of the properties of electrical circuits made of single molecules. The method should enable more research in nanotechnology.
National Science Foundation, UC Davis RISE program

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

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have successfully created electricity-generating solar cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time.

Contact: Will Hoyles
w.hoyles@qmul.ac.uk
07-772-512-519
Queen Mary, University of London

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Angewandte Chemie
Researchers developed a cost-effective and efficient rival for platinum
Researchers in Aalto University, Finland succeeded in creating an electrocatalyst that is needed for storing electric energy made of carbon and iron.

Contact: Tanja Kallio
tanja.kallio@aalto.fi
358-505-637-567
Aalto University

Public Release: 18-Feb-2015
Carbon
Monitoring the real-time deformation of carbon nanocoils under axial loading
Tensile tests were performed on nine carbon nanocoils using a focused-ion-beam technique. An individual CNC was picked up using -- an FIB, and a CNC bridge formed between a probe and the spring-table?substrate. Real-time observations of the CNC elongation and subsequent -- fracture under prolonged stretching enabled us to estimate the elastic -- limit, the spring constant, the shear modulus, and the ultimate strength -- of each CNC and their mean values.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
press@office.tut.ac.jp
Toyohashi University of Technology

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