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Public Release: 21-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
CWRU makes nanodiamonds in ambient conditions
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have developed a way to cheaply make nanodiamonds on a lab bench at atmospheric pressure and near room temperature. The nanodiamonds are formed directly from a gas and require no surface to grow on.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
kevin.mayhood@case.edu
216-534-7183
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2013
Science
NTU scientists make breakthrough solar technology
In the near future, solar panels will not only be more efficient but also a lot cheaper and affordable for everyone, thanks to research by Nanyang Technological University scientists.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
65-679-06804
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Mixing nanoparticles to make multifunctional materials
Scientists have developed a general approach for combining different types of nanoparticles to produce large-scale composite materials. The technique opens many opportunities for mixing and matching particles with different magnetic, optical, or chemical properties to form new, multifunctional materials or materials with enhanced performance.
Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Oct-2013
Scientific Reports
Tiny 'Lego brick'-style studs make solar panels a quarter more efficient
Rows of aluminum studs help solar panels extract more energy from sunlight than those with flat surfaces.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, European Union Seventh Framework Program

Contact: Simon Levey
s.levey@imperial.ac.uk
44-020-759-46702
Imperial College London

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
International Journal of Pharmaceutics
Nanotech system, cellular heating may improve treatment of ovarian cancer
The combination of heat, chemotherapeutic drugs and an innovative delivery system based on nanotechnology may significantly improve the treatment of ovarian cancer while reducing side effects from toxic drugs, researchers report in a new study.
Medical Research Foundation of Oregon

Contact: Oleh Taratula
oleh.taratula@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5785
Oregon State University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2013
Science Express
Why lithium-ion-batteries fail
Materials in lithium ion battery electrodes expand and contract during charge and discharge. These volume changes drive particle fracture, which shortens battery lifetime. A group of ETH scientists together with colleagues from PSI quantify this effect for the first time using high-resolution 3D movies recorded using x-ray tomography at the Swiss Light Source.

Contact: Vanessa Wood
wood@iis.ee.ethz.ch
41-446-326-654
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Finding blood clots before they wreak havoc
Simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting.

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Scientists develop heat-resistant materials that could vastly improve solar cell efficiency
Scientists from Stanford and Illinois have created a heat-resistant thermal emitter that could significantly improve solar cell efficiency. The novel component is designed to convert heat from the sun into infrared light that can be absorbed by solar cells to make electricity -- a technology known as thermophotovoltaics.
Stanford Global Climate and Energy Project, US Department of Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
831-915-0088
Stanford University

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Licensing deal marks coming of age for University of Washington, University of Alabama-Birmingham
Researchers, led by University of Washington (UW) physicist Jens Gundlach, have developed a nanopore sequencing technology that is capable of reading the sequence of a single DNA molecule. The nanopore is an engineered protein developed specifically for DNA sequencing by Gundlach's team in collaboration with Michael Niederweis, a microbiologist at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. This technology has led to a patent-licensing deal between UW and Illumina, Inc.

Contact: Clare LaFond
clarela@uw.edu
206-616-9540
UW Center for Commercialization (UW C4C)

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Nature Scientific Reports
Size matters in the giant magnetoresistance effect in semiconductors
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that a giant magnetoresistance effect depends on the physical size of the device in the GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor system.
US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Journal of Chemical Physics
Newly discovered mechanism propels micromotors
Scientists studying the behavior of platinum particles immersed in hydrogen peroxide may have discovered a new way to propel microscopic machines. The new mechanism is described in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is produced by AIP Publishing.

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

Public Release: 15-Oct-2013
Nature Physics
An optical switch based on a single nano-diamond
A recent study led by researchers of the ICFO (Institute of Photonic Sciences) demonstrates that a single nano-diamond can be operated as an ultrafast single-emitter optical switch operating at room temperature. The scientific results of this study have been published in Nature Physics.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Graphene Flagship has set sails
A flagship sail was symbolically set jointly by Wolfgang Bosch of the European Commission, Karin Markides, President of Chalmers University of Technology, and Nokia's Tapani Ryhänen. The Graphene Flagship was selected as one of Europe's first ten-year, 1,000 million Euro flagships in Future and Emerging Technologies by the European Commission in January 2013. The mission is to take graphene and related layered materials from academic laboratories to society, revolutionize multiple industries and create economic growth and new jobs in Europe.
Graphene Flagship

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Oct-2013
Nature Photonics
World record: Wireless data transmission at 100 Gbit/s
Extension of cable-based telecommunication networks requires high investments in both conurbations and rural areas. Broadband data transmission via radio relay links might help to cross rivers, motorways or nature protection areas at strategic node points, and to make network extension economically feasible. In the current issue of the nature photonics magazine, researchers present a method for wireless data transmission at a world-record rate of 100 gigabits per second.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Helmholtz Association

Public Release: 11-Oct-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Researchers find rust can power up artificial photosynthesis
Scientists trying to develop artificial photosynthesis for unique applications, like harvesting solar energy, have focused on narrowing the photovoltage gap between the two principle reactions of oxidation and reduction. Boston College chemists report nearly bridging that gap using inexpensive materials in a process that could lead to new energy applications.
National Science Foundation, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Contact: Ed Hayward
ed.hayward@bc.edu
617-552-4826
Boston College

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Rice University mix of graphene nanoribbons, polymer has potential for cars, soda, beer
A discovery at Rice University aims to make vehicles that run on compressed natural gas more practical and may also enhance food packaging.

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
University of Houston nanotech company wins Goradia Innovation Prize
C-Voltaics, a nanotechnology company started by a University of Houston researcher, has been named the grand prize winner of this year's Goradia Innovation Prize.
Goradia Innovation Prize

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Angewandte Chemie
'Ship in a bottle' detects dangerous vapors
Rice University scientists took a lesson from craftsmen of old to assemble microscopic compounds that warn of the presence of dangerous fumes from solvents.
The Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 10-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
Direct 'writing' of artificial cell membranes on graphene
Graphene emerges as a versatile new surface to assemble model cell membranes mimicking those in the human body, with potential for applications in sensors for understanding biological processes, disease detection and drug screening.

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
ACS Nano
Carbon's new champion
Calculations at Rice University show carbyne, a simple chain of carbon atoms, may be the strongest material of all.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Welch Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 9-Oct-2013
UT Arlington professor to increase speed, capacity on silicon chips with novel lasers
A UT Arlington electrical engineering professor, funded by a new National Science Foundation grant, is working to harness the power of lasers on silicon chips to increase capacity and speed in computing and communications systems.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Oct-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Major leap towards graphene for solar cells
Dr. Marc Gluba and Professor Dr. Norbert Nickel of the HZB Institute for Silicon Photovoltaics have shown that graphene retains its impressive set of properties when it is coated with a thin silicon film. These findings have paved the way for entirely new possibilities to use in thin-film photovoltaics.

Contact: Antonia Rötger
antonia.roetger@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-308-062-43733
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Nature Communications
'White graphene' halts rust in high temps
Films of hexagonal boron nitride a few nanometers thick protect materials from oxidizing at high temperatures.
US Army Research Office, Office of Naval Research, Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory, US Department of Energy, Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials

Contact: David Ruth
david@rice.edu
713-348-6327
Rice University

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
3-D printed microscopic cages confine bacteria in tiny zoos for the study of infections
University of Texas at Austin researchers have used a novel 3-D printing technology to build homes for bacteria at a microscopic level. Their method uses a laser to construct protein "cages" around bacteria in gelatin. The resulting structures can be of almost any shape or size, and can be moved around in relationship to other structures containing bacterial microcommunities.
National Institutes of Health, Robert A. Welch Foundation

Contact: Jason Shear
jshear@mail.utexas.edu
512-232-1454
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 7-Oct-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Cells prefer nanodiscs over nanorods
For years scientists have been working to fundamentally understand how nanoparticles move throughout the human body. One big unanswered question is how the shape of nanoparticles affects their entry into cells. Now researchers have discovered that under typical culture conditions, mammalian cells prefer disc-shaped nanoparticles over those shaped like rods.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation

Contact: Brett Israel
brett.israel@comm.gatech.edu
404-385-1933
Georgia Institute of Technology

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