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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

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Advanced Materials
Almost as sensitive as a dog's nose
Using carbon nanotubes, a research team led by Professor Hyung Gyu Park in collaboration with US researcher Tiziana Bond has developed a sensor that greatly amplifies the sensitivity of commonly used but typically weak vibrational spectroscopic methods, such as Raman spectroscopy. This type of sensor makes it possible to detect molecules present in the tiniest of concentrations.

Contact: Hyung Gyu Park
parkh@ethz.ch
41-446-329-460
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Nanoscale
Molecular motors: Power much less than expected?
An innovative measurement method was used at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw for estimating power generated by motors of single molecule in size, comprising a few dozens of atoms only. The findings of the study are of crucial importance for construction of future nanometer machines -- and they do not instill optimism.

Contact: Dr. Andrzej Zywocinski
azywocinski@ichf.edu.pl
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
Nucleic Acids Research
Scripps Research Institute scientists report breakthrough in DNA editing technology
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute have found a way to apply a powerful new DNA-editing technology more broadly than ever before. "This is one of the hottest tools in biology, and we've now found a way to target it to any DNA sequence," said Carlos F. Barbas III, the Janet and Keith Kellogg II Chair in Molecular Biology and professor in the department of chemistry at TSRI.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Mika Ono
mikaono@scripps.edu
858-784-2052
Scripps Research Institute

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
Angewandte Chemie
Dartmouth researchers develop molecular switch that changes liquid crystal colors
Dartmouth researchers have developed a molecular switch that changes a liquid crystal's readout color based on a chemical input. This new development may open the way for using liquid crystals in detecting harmful gases, pathogens, explosives and other chemical substances.
Dartmouth College, National Science Foundation

Contact: John Cramer
john.cramer@dartmouth.edu
603-646-9130
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
Nano Letters
Researchers figure out how to 'grow' carbon nanotubes with specific atomic structures
Move over, silicon. In a breakthrough in the quest for the next generation of computers and materials, researchers at USC have solved a longstanding challenge with carbon nanotubes: how to actually build them with specific, predictable atomic structures.
US Office of Naval Research, US Department of Defense/Defense Threat Reduction Agency

Contact: Suzanne Wu
suzanne.wu@usc.edu
213-740-0252
University of Southern California

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
Nature Materials
Size matters as nanocrystals go through phases
Berkeley Lab researchers at the Molecular Foundry have demonstrated that as metal nanocrystals go through phase transformations, size can make a much bigger difference than scientists previously believed.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 23-Aug-2013
2 become 1 with the 3-D NanoChemiscope
The 3D NanoChemiscope is a miracle of state-of-the-art analysis technology. As a further development of well-known microscopic and mass spectroscopic methods, it maps the physical and chemical surfaces of materials down to the atomic level. This instrument, which is unique in the world, not only delivers high-definition images; it also knows what it is "seeing."
FP 7 of the European Commission

Contact: Martina Peter
redaktion@empa.ch
41-587-654-987
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 22-Aug-2013
Columbia researchers win $1 million Keck award
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Columbia University, led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering and including Virginia W. Cornish, Helena Rubinstein Professor of Chemistry, and Lars Dietrich, assistant professor of biological sciences, has won a prestigious $1 million three-year grant from the W. M. Keck Foundation to advance their research in combining biological components with solid-state electronics, creating new systems that exploit the advantages of both.
The W. M. Keck Foundation

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2013
ACS Nano
Process devised for ultrathin carbon membranes
A research team working with Professor Dr. Armin Gölzhäuser of Bielefeld University has succeeded in developing a new path to produce carbon nanomembranes. In the future, such nanomembranes are expected to be able to filter out very fine materials.The advantage of the new method of fabrication is that it allows a variety of different carbon nanomembranes to be generated which are much thinner than conventional membranes.

Contact: Dr. Armin Gölzhäuser
goelzhaeuser@physik.uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-5362
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
ACS Nano
New tests for determining health and environmental effects of nanomaterials
A group of international experts from government, industry and academia have concluded that alternative testing strategies that don't rely on animals will be needed to cope with the wave of new nanomaterials emerging from the boom in nanoscience and nanotechnology. Their consensus statement from a workshop on the topic appears in the journal ACS Nano.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Angewandte Chemie
3D graphene: Solar cells' new platinum?
Platinum is a key material in dye-sensitized solar cells, where it is used to make counter electrodes. A new, 3D form of graphene made from carbon monoxide and lithium oxide was used to replace the platinum with virtually no loss in electrical generating capacity.
National Science Foundation, American Chemical Society

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

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Nano Letters
'Groovy' hologram creates strange state of light
A new three-in-one optical element can control light's amplitude, phase, and polarization through a wedding of old-fashioned holograms and state-of-the-art nanoscale features. An unusual state of light, a radially polarized beam, which is important for microscopy and particle manipulation, has been created by sending conventional laser light through this holographic plate.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, A*STAR Singapore

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

Public Release: 19-Aug-2013
Nature Communications
An organized approach to 3-D tissue engineering
Researchers at the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology have developed a simple method of organizing cells and their microenvironments in hydrogel fibers. Their unique technology provides a feasible template for assembling complex structures, such as liver and fat tissues, as described in their recent publication in Nature Communications.
Agency for Science Technology and Research

Contact: Nidyah Sani
nidyah@ibn.a-star.edu.sg
65-682-47005
Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore

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