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Public Release: 6-Sep-2013
Journal of Applied Physics
Indiana Jones meets George Jetson
A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way. This miniature device may find use in a wide range of applications in harsh environments, but can also help revolutionize archaeology.

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

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Shining a little light changes metal into semiconductor
By blending their expertise, two materials science engineers at Washington University in St. Louis changed the electronic properties of new class of materials -- just by exposing it to light.
SAFC Hitech

Contact: Neil Schoenherr
nschoenherr@wustl.edu
314-935-5235
Washington University in St. Louis

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
5 Washington organizations make joint grant
A product development team at the University of Washington will receive $390,000 from five organizations dedicated to fostering technology commercialization in Washington.

Contact: Cathyryne Manner
manner@lsdfa.org
206-456-9583
Life Sciences Discovery Fund

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Nature Materials
Made-to-order materials
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology have mimicked lightweight yet strong biological materials by creating nanostructured, hollow ceramic scaffolds, and have found that their small building blocks, or unit cells, display remarkable strength and resistance to failure despite being more than 85 percent air.

Contact: Deborah Williams-Hedges
debwms@caltech.edu
626-395-3227
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Nature
Pico-world of molecular bioscavengers, mops and sponges being designed
A new world of molecular bioscavengers, sponges and mops is now closer. A computer-design method has enabled scientists to build proteins that can recognize and interact with small molecules. The proteins can also be reprogrammed to detect and unite with related substances, such as different forms of steroids. The method might also become a way to give organisms new tools to perform biological tasks.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, National Science Foundation, US Defense Threat Reduction Agency, Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Leila Gray
leilag@uw.edu
206-685-0381
University of Washington

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Circulation
Molecular beacons light path to cardiac muscle repair
Having a pure population of cardiac muscle cells is essential for avoiding tumor formation after transplantation, but has been technically challenging. Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have developed a method for purifying cardiac muscle cells from stem cell cultures using molecular beacons.
NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Science Foundation

Contact: Quinn Eastman
qeastma@emory.edu
404-727-7829
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 5-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Engineers make golden breakthrough to improve electronic devices
A Kansas State University chemical engineering team has discovered that a new member of the ultrathin materials family has great potential to improve electronic and thermal devices. The researchers studied molybdenum disulfide and found that manipulating it with gold atoms improves its electrical characteristics.

Contact: Vikas Berry
vberry@k-state.edu
785-532-5519
Kansas State University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Applied Physics Letters
Electronics advance moves closer to a world beyond silicon
Researchers have made a significant advance in the function of metal-insulator-metal, or MIM diodes, a technology premised on the assumption that the speed of electrons moving through silicon is simply too slow. For the extraordinary speed envisioned in some future electronics applications, these innovative diodes solve problems that would not be possible with silicon-based materials as a limiting factor.
National Science Foundation, Army Research Laboratory

Contact: John Conley
jconley@eecs.oregonstate.edu
541-737-9874
Oregon State University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Journal of Materials Chemistry B
Bismuth-carrying nanotubes show promise for CT scans
Scientists at Rice University are placing bismuth in nanotubes to tag stem cells for efficient tracking with CT scanners.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Robert A. Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nano Letters
Measuring progress in nanotech design
An international group of researchers led by scientists from Drexel University's College of Engineering have developed a procedure for measuring electron band offset using laser spectroscopy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-5161
Drexel University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
New breakthrough for structural characterization of metal nanoparticles
Researchers at the Xiamen University in China and the University of Jyväskylä in Finland have characterized a series of stable 1.5 nm metal nanoclusters containing 44 metal atoms, stabilized by 30 organic thiol molecules on the surface.
Academy of Finland

Contact: Professor Hannu Häkkinen
hannu.hakkinen@jyu.fi
358-400-247-973
Academy of Finland

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Nature Materials
Researchers produce nanostructures with potential to advance energy devices
Arizona State University engineering professor and materials scientist Karl Sieradzki has been experimenting for more than two decades with the highly intricate process of dealloying materials. A research paper he recently co-authored with postdoctoral research assistant Qing Chen details how the process can be used to produce nanostructures that could enable advances in battery technology and other energy sources.

Contact: Joe Kullman
joe.kullman@asu.edu
480-965-8122
Arizona State University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2013
Physical Review Letters
University research team's new approach enhances quantum-based secure communication
University of Calgary scientists have overcome an "Achilles' heel" of quantum-based secure communication systems, using a new approach that works in the real world to safeguard secrets. The team's research -- published in the journal Physical Review Letters back-to-back with similar work by a group from Hefei, China -- also removes a big obstacle to realizing future applications of quantum communication, including a fully functional quantum network.
Alberta Innovates Technology Futures, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Marie-Helene Thibeault
m.thibeault@ucalgary.ca
403-220-7056
University of Calgary

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Nature Communications
Researchers discover breakthrough technique that could make electronics smaller and better
An international group of researchers from the University of Minnesota, Argonne National Laboratory and Seoul National University have discovered a groundbreaking technique in manufacturing nanostructures that has the potential to make electrical and optical devices smaller and better than ever before. A surprising low-tech tool of Scotch Magic tape ended up being one of the keys to the discovery.

Contact: Rhonda Zurn
rzurn@umn.edu
612-626-7959
University of Minnesota

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
University of Houston launches first nanotech company
C-Voltaics will manufacture competitively priced coatings designed to protect fabric, wood, glass and other products from water, stains, dust and other environmental hazards.

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
ACS Nano
Penn develops computer model that will help design flexible touchscreens
A research collaboration between the University of Pennsylvania and Duke University has shown a new a way to design transparent conductors using metal nanowires that could enable less expensive -- and flexible -- touchscreens.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Advancing graphene for post-silicon computer logic
A team of researchers from the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have solved a problem that previously presented a serious hurdle for the use of graphene in electronic devices.

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

Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Nanomedicine
Creating a 'window' to the brain
A team of University of California, Riverside researchers have developed a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a "window" to the brain, which they hope will eventually open new treatment options for patients with life-threatening neurological disorders, such as brain cancer and traumatic brain injury.

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

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale
Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light.

Contact: Tanya Monro
tanya.monro@adelaide.edu.au
61-400-649-369
University of Adelaide

Public Release: 1-Sep-2013
Nature Chemistry
DNA 'cages' may aid drug delivery
Nanoscale "cages" made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Canada Foundation for Innovation, and others

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

Public Release: 30-Aug-2013
49th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit
From cancer treatment to ion thruster
A Michigan Tech scientist's self-assembling electrospray thruster uses magnets to transform a very unusual fluid into a tiny-yet-study engine for moving nanosatellites into orbit.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Marcia Goodrich
mtunews@mtu.edu
906-487-2343
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
ACS Nano
New nanoparticles make solar cells cheaper to manufacture
University of Alberta researchers have found that abundant materials in the Earth's crust can be used to make inexpensive and easily manufactured nanoparticle-based solar cells.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Bev Betkowski
bev.betkowski@ualberta.ca
780-492-3808
University of Alberta

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Hydrogen fuel from sunlight
Berkeley Lab researchers at the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis have developed a way to interface a molecular hydrogen-producing catalyst with a visible light absorbing semiconductor. With this approach, hydrogen fuel can be produced off a photocathode using sunlight.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Science
Novel topological crystalline insulator shows mass appeal
Physicists have theorized that topological crystalline insulators possess unique surface states as a result of crystalline symmetry. An international team of researchers has confirmed that experimental signature and revealed that disrupting the lattice-like structure imparts mass upon previously mass-less electrons. Furthermore, the researchers found manipulating structural symmetry offers a degree of control over the electronic phases of the solid-state material.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Reproducing nature's chemistry: Researchers alter molecular properties in a new way
Taking cues from nature, Northwestern University researchers have tested a new method for achieving particular molecular properties: by changing the geometry of the surface to which the molecule is bound.
US Department of Energy

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

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