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Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Physics Review Letters
Doubt cast on recent study claiming to have unraveled the last mystery of electromagnetism
Scientists from ITMO University, Australian National University and Aalto University called into question the results of a study, published by the researchers from Cambridge University in Physical Review Letters. In the original study, the British scientists claimed that they managed to find the missing link in the electromagnetic theory. The findings, according to the scientists, could help decrease the size of antennas in electronic devices, promising a major breakthrough in the field of wireless communications.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Tracking slow nanolight in natural hyperbolic metamaterial slabs
Researchers at CIC nanoGUNE (Basque Country) in collaboration with colleagues at The Institute of Photonic Sciences (Catalunya) have imaged how light moves inside an exotic class of matter known as hyperbolic materials. They observed, for the first time, ultraslow pulse propagation and backward propagating waves in deep subwavelength-scale thick slabs of boron nitride -- a natural hyperbolic material for infrared light. This work has been funded by the EC Graphene Flagship and was recently reported in Nature Photonics.

Contact: Irati Kortabitarte
i.kortabitarte@elhuyar.com
34-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers develop 'instruction manual' for futuristic metallic glass
UNSW Australia researchers have created an 'instruction manual' for developing metallic glass -- described as the most significant materials science innovation since plastic. Among the toughest materials in existence, these alloys become as malleable as chewing gum when heated, and can be molded like plastics or blown like glass. This knowledge could enable more affordable bulk manufacture of these alloys.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Myles Gough
myles.gough@unsw.edu.au
61-491-162-717
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 15-Sep-2015
Journal of Applied Physics
A small, inexpensive high frequency comb signal generator
Researchers from the Italian National Research Council and the National Enterprise for nanoScience and nanoTechnology in Italy have devised a novel, inexpensive way to turn low frequency signals into higher frequencies. The approach makes use of a Nobel Prize-winning device called a Josephson junction, which is currently used to make extremely sensitive voltmeters and detect minute changes in magnetic fields. The researchers describe their new application in the Journal of Applied Physics, from AIP Publishing.

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

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Building the electron superhighway
University of Vermont scientists have invented a new way to view and create what they are calling 'an electron superhighway' in an organic semiconductor. This approach promises to allow electrons to flow faster and farther -- aiding the hunt for flexible electronics, organic solar cells, and other low-cost alternatives to silicon.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joshua Brown
joshua.e.brown@uvm.edu
802-656-3039
University of Vermont

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Ioniqa Technologies acquires funding worth 2.5 million for full PET recycling
'Chemical technostarter Ioniqa Technologies has acquired 2.5 million euros' funding, Ioniqa and Chemelot Venturues announced last week. Ioniqa, an Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) spin-off, will be upscaling its invention that enables full and affordable recycling of colored PET. Colorless PET was already fully recyclable but most of world's PET production of 50 million tons is colored and a significant portion is consigned to the incinerator after use. Now a change is at hand.

Contact: Tonnis Hooghoudt
t.hooghoudt@ioniqa.com
31-681-462-963
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Leading heat & mass transfer scientist John Thome publishes Encyclopedia
Leading heat and mass transfer scientist John R Thome has published his latest twin-set 'Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow I - Fundamentals and Methods' and 'Encyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II - Special Topics and Applications' with World Scientific.

Contact: Jason CJ
cjlim@wspc.com.sg
646-65775 x247
World Scientific

Public Release: 14-Sep-2015
Nature Physics
First realization of an electric circuit with a magnetic insulator using spin waves
Researchers at the University of Groningen, Utrecht University, the Université de Bretagne Occidentale and the FOM Foundation have found that it is possible to make an electric circuit with a magnetic insulator. This was first deemed impossible. The circuit is realized using spin waves: wave-like perturbations in the magnetic properties of a material. Their discovery is interesting for the development of novel, energy-efficient electronic devices, particularly integrated circuits.
FOM Foundation, NanoLab NL, Zernike Institute for Advanced Materials

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 11-Sep-2015
Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology
Nano in food and agriculture: Regulations require collaboration to ensure safety
An overview of regulatory solutions worldwide on the use of nanotechnology in food and feed production shows a differing approach: only the EU and Switzerland have nano-specific provisions incorporated in existing legislation, whereas other countries count on non-legally binding guidance and standards for industry. Collaboration among countries across the globe is required to share information and ensure protection for people and the environment, according to a JRC co-authored paper.

Contact: Elena Gonzalez Verdesoto
JRC-PRESS@ec.europa.eu
European Commission Joint Research Centre

Public Release: 10-Sep-2015
Chad Mirkin receives $400,000 Sackler Prize in Convergence Research
Northwestern University scientist Chad A. Mirkin, one of the world's leaders in nanotechnology research and its application, has been awarded the inaugural $400,000 Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in Convergence Research from the National Academy of Sciences. A researcher whose work cuts across disciplines, Mirkin is being recognized for developing an entirely new kind of nucleic acid that is widely used in the rapid and automated diagnosis of infectious diseases and many other human diseases.

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
ACS Nano
Science provides new way to peer into pores
Rice University scientists combine techniques to create a new way to characterize the nanoscale spaces in porous materials. The technique should be of value to materials and biological sciences.
Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 9-Sep-2015
Nature
How to spawn an 'exceptional ring'
New exotic states could lead to new kinds of optical sensors and devices.

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Japanese paper art inspires new 3-D fabrication method
A cut or tear in a material is typically a sign of weakness. Now, Northwestern University and University of Illinois researchers have created complex 3-D micro- and nanostructures out of silicon and other materials using an assembly method that uses cuts to advantage. The technique can create closed-form 3-D shapes from 2-D material in an instant, like a pop-up children's book. The work borrows ideas from Kirigami, the ancient Japanese technique for forming paper structures by folding and cutting.
US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Artificial 'plants' could fuel the future
The developer of a new technology that turns sunlight into liquid fuel, along with two other leading nanoscientists, discuss the remarkable science behind it -- and how learning from nature's genius could transform our energy future.

Contact: Jim Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
805-278-7495
The Kavli Foundation

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Realizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits
A Northwestern University research team used newly developed, solution-based encapsulation layers to create air-stable, wafer-scale integrated circuits made from single-walled carbon nanotubes.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Nanoscale
Nano-dunes with the ion beam
Many semiconductor devices in modern technology are based on nanostructures. Producing arrays of regular nanostructures usually requires substantial effort. If they were self-organized, the production of such devices would be considerably faster and the costs would therefore sink. Dr. Stefan Facsko from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Dr. Xin Ou from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology have now demonstrated a method for self-organization of nanostructured arrays via broad ion beam irradiation.

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

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Advanced Materials
PolyU develops novel efficient and low-cost semitransparent solar cells
The Department of Applied Physics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes. The power conversion efficiencies of this novel invention are around 12 percent.

Contact: Hailey Lai
hailey.lai@polyu.edu.hk
852-340-03853
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nano Letters
Silicon nanoparticle is a new candidate for an ultrafast all-optical transistor
Physicists from the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials at ITMO University have experimentally demonstrated the feasibility of designing an optical analog of a transistor based on a single silicon nanoparticle. Because transistors are some of the most fundamental components of computing circuits, the results of the study have crucial importance for the development of optical computers, where transistors must be very small and ultrafast at the same time.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers in Basel develop ideal single-photon source
With the help of a semiconductor quantum dot, physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new type of light source that emits single photons. For the first time, the researchers have managed to create a stream of identical photons. They have reported their findings in the scientific journal Nature Communications together with colleagues from the University of Bochum.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
yannik.sprecher@unibas.ch
41-612-672-424
University of Basel

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nature Materials
Nanoparticles -- small but unique
Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time, and have discovered that individual particles that may seem identical in fact can have very different properties. The results, which may prove to be important when developing new materials or applications such as hydrogen sensors for fuel cell cars, will be published in Nature Materials.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
johanna.wilde@chalmers.se
46-317-722-029
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
Science Advances
New nanomaterial maintains conductivity in three dimensions
An international team of scientists has developed a one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.
US Department of Defense-Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Wenzhou Medical University

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
Nano Letters
Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology
Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. The technology, which is described in the journal Nano Letters, uses sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.
Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Journal of Photonics for Energy
New findings move flexible lighting technology toward commercial feasibility
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology holds promise for developing residential and commercial lighting options with greatly enhanced levels of flexibility as well as environmental, health, and cost benefits -- but challenges remain. A new article in the Journal of Photonics for Energy, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, identifies next steps toward solving those challenges and reaching commercial feasibility.

Contact: Amy Nelson
amy@spie.org
360-685-5478
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Multi-million pound project to use nanotechnology to improve safety
The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd's Register Foundation to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.
Lloyd's Register Foundation

Contact: Glenn Harris
G.Harris@soton.ac.uk
44-023-805-93212
University of Southampton

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Major grant for Manchester graphene research
The University of Manchester has been awarded a £3m research grant to develop breakthrough applications for two-dimensional materials.
Lloyd's Register Foundation

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
daniel.cochlin@manchester.ac.uk
0044-161-275-8382
University of Manchester

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