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Public Release: 15-Dec-2013
Nature Materials
Nanoscale friction: High energy losses in the vicinity of charge density waves
In collaboration with the University of Basel, an international team of researchers has observed a strong energy loss caused by frictional effects in the vicinity of charge density waves. This may have practical significance in the control of nanoscale friction. The results have been published in the scientific journal Nature Materials.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 15-Dec-2013
Nature Nanotechnology
Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles
Researchers from the University of Houston have found a catalyst that can quickly generate hydrogen from water using sunlight, potentially creating a clean and renewable source of energy. Their research, published online Sunday in Nature Nanotechnology, involved the use of cobalt oxide nanoparticles to split water into hydrogen and oxygen.
Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
International Electron Devices Meeting
Low-power tunneling transistor for high-performance devices at low voltage
A new type of transistor that could make possible fast and low-power computing devices for energy-constrained applications such as smart sensor networks, implantable medical electronics and ultra-mobile computing is feasible, according to Penn State researchers. Called a near broken-gap tunnel field effect transistor, the new device uses the quantum mechanical tunneling of electrons through an ultra-thin energy barrier to provide high current at low voltage.
National Science Foundation

Contact: A'ndrea Elyse Messer
aem1@psu.edu
814-865-9481
Penn State

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Center for Nano-Optics becomes top-level Georgia State University research center
The Center for Nano-Optics, a research center whose focus on the science of developing tools and instruments as small as 1,000 times thinner than a human hair could lead to major breakthroughs in technology and biomedicine, has been created at Georgia State University.
US Department of Defense, Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

Contact: Martha G. Koontz
Mkoontz@gsu.edu
404-413-5464
Georgia State University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communication
Graphene-based nano-antennas may enable networks of tiny machines
By taking advantage of the unique electronic properties of the material known as graphene, researchers now believe they're on track to connect networks of nanomachines powered by small amounts of scavenged energy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Advanced Materials
Light and sound fire scientists' imaginations
The state of the art in photonics, phononics and phoXonics is discussed in a new open-access review led by scientists at Rice University.
Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development, Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 12-Dec-2013
Science
Quantum waves at the heart of organic solar cells
Researchers have been able to tune "coherence" in organic nanostructures due to the surprise discovery of wavelike electrons in organic materials, revealing the key to generating "long-lived charges" in organic solar cells -- material that could revolutionize solar energy.

Contact: Simon Gelinas
sg559@cam.ac.uk
44-791-000-7489
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
NAI 3rd Annual Conference
4 University of Houston researchers named to National Academy of Inventors
Four researchers from the University of Houston have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The new Fellows include Rathindra N. Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston; Dmitri Litvinov, interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics, and Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Scientific Reports
Negative resistivity leads to positive resistance in the presence of a magnetic field
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that, in the presence of a magnetic field, negative resistivity can produce a positive resistance, along with a sign reversal in the Hall effect, in GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor devices.
US Department of Energy, US Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Advanced Functional Materials
UNL-led team finds less is more with adding graphene to nanofibers
Collaborative research led by materials engineers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln finds new way to pack more graphene, a supermaterial, into structural composites.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Yuris Dzenis
ydzenis@unl.edu
402-472-0713
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
University of Houston physicist honored as rising star in Texas research
A University of Houston physicist has been honored with the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from the Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, is one of four Texas researchers selected for the 2014 O'Donnell Awards.
Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Science of Texas

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

Public Release: 11-Dec-2013
Advanced Materials
Precise docking sites for cells
The Petri dish is a classical biological laboratory device, but it is no ideal living environment for many types of cells. Studies lose validity, as cell behavior on a flat plastic surface differs from that in branched lung tissue, for example. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have now presented a method to make three-dimensional structures attractive or repellent for certain types of cells.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Countdown to zero: New 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may lead to superthin electronics and synt
Synthetic, man-made cells and ultrathin electronics built from a new form of 'zero-dimensional' carbon nanotube may be possible through research at the University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering. The research was published in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Joe Miksch
jmiksch@pitt.edu
412-624-4358
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
American Physical Society names UT Arlington professor a fellow
J. Ping Liu, a University of Texas at Arlington physics professor who is working to develop stronger magnets for sustainable energy applications, has been named a fellow of the American Physical Society in 2013.

Contact: Traci Peterson
817-521-5494
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
4 University of Houston researchers named to National Academy of Inventors
Four researchers from the University of Houston have been named as fellows of the National Academy of Inventors. The new fellows include Rathindra N. Bose, vice president for research and technology transfer for the University of Houston; Dmitri Litvinov, interim vice provost and dean of the Graduate School; Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics, and Venkat Selvamanickam, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering.

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
University of Houston physicist honored as rising star in Texas research
A University of Houston physicist has been honored with the Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering & Science of Texas. Zhifeng Ren, M.D. Anderson Chair Professor of Physics and principal investigator at the Texas Center for Superconductivity, is one of four Texas researchers selected for the 2014 O'Donnell Awards.
The Academy of Engineering, Medicine and Science of Texas

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

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
PLOS Computational Biology
Viral puzzles
The genome of viruses is usually enclosed inside a shell called capsid. Capsids have unique mechanic properties: they have to be resistant and at the same time capable of dissolving in order to release the genome into the infected cell. The scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste have coordinated a study on the mechanic properties of viruses that have improved their understanding, so much that they were able to make conjectures on the behavior of still little-known viruses.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressroom@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 10-Dec-2013
Wyss Institute at Harvard University announces election of 2 faculty to Natl Academy of Inventors
Wyss Core Faculty members George Whitesides, Ph.D., and David Edwards, Ph.D. have been named Fellows of the National Academy of Inventors -- joining 141 other innovators elected this year.

Contact: Kristen Kusek
kristen.kusek@wyss.harvard.edu
617-432-8266
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Oregon scientists offer new insights on controlling nanoparticle stability
University of Oregon chemists studying the structure of ligand-stabilized gold nanoparticles have captured fundamental new insights about their stability.
Air Force Research Laboratory

Contact: Jim Barlow
jebarlow@uoregon.edu
541-346-3481
University of Oregon

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New sensor tracks zinc in cells
Shifts in zinc's location could be exploited for early diagnosis of prostate cancer.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Argonne scientists Rajh, Soderholm and Segre named AAAS Fellows
Physical chemist Tijana Rajh, chemist Lynda Soderholm and physicist Carlo Segre of Argonne National Laboratory have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Contact: Angela Hardin
media@anl.gov
630-252-5501
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
2013 IEEE International Electron Devices Meeting
CWRU engineering researchers report nanoscale energy-efficient switching devices at IEDM 2013
Case Western Reserve University researchers have built nanoscale electromechanical switches and logic gates that operate more energy-efficiently than those now used by the billions in computers, tablets and smart phones. The switches are fast and light and have proved durable and heat tolerant, with no current leakage.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency/Microsystems Technology Office, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Advanced Energy Materials
Research team finds way to make solar cells thin, efficient and flexible
A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Central Florida in Orlando may be one step closer to tapping into the full potential of solar cells. The team found a way to create large sheets of nanotextured, silicon micro-cell arrays that hold the promise of making solar cells lightweight, more efficient, bendable and easy to mass produce.

Contact: Zenaida Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Nano Letters
Scientists scale terahertz peaks in nanotubes
Rice scientists find plasmons at the root of a terahertz peak seen in carbon nanotubes, but only in certain types. The discovery opens up the possibility of using nanotubes in terahertz-based optoelectronics.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 9-Dec-2013
Soft Matter
Morphing material has mighty potential
The shape of a composite material invented at Rice University changes with the temperature in highly controllable ways. The material may be useful for biological, optical and pharmaceutical applications.
John S. Dunn Foundation, American Chemical Society Petroleum Research Fund

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

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