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Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Physics Review Letters
Down to the quantum dot
Using a single molecule as a sensor, scientists in Jülich have successfully imaged electric potential fields with unrivaled precision. The ultrahigh-resolution images provide information on the distribution of charges in the electron shells of single molecules and even atoms. The 3-D technique is also contact-free. The first results achieved using 'scanning quantum dot microscopy' have been published as an editor's suggestion in Physical Review Letters and selected as a Viewpoint in Physics.

Contact: Tobias Schloesser
t.schloesser@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-4771
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
New technique enables magnetic patterns to be mapped in 3-D
An international collaboration has succeeded in using synchrotron light to detect and record the complex 3-D magnetization in wound magnetic layers. This technique could be important in the development of devices that are highly sensitive to magnetic fields, such as in medical diagnostics for example. Their results are published now in Nature Communications.

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

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Angewandte Chemie
A cool way to form 2-D conducting polymers using ice
Chemists at Pohang University of Science and Technology, Korea, have discovered an innovative method to form two-dimensional polyaniline (PANI) nanosheets using ice as a hard template. The product, called PANI-ICE, is reported to have distinctly outstanding electrical properties of low resistivity and high conductivity. PANI-ICE nanosheets show high electronic current flows twice as high as that of graphene and over 40 times higher conductivity of PANI materials produced by existing established synthetic procedures.
Samsung Research Funding Center of Samsung Electronics

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-054-279-2417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 7-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?
In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers from McGill University and Université de Montréal report that when electrons move in a phosphorus transistor, they do so only in two dimensions. The finding suggests that black phosphorus could help engineers surmount one of the big challenges for future electronics: designing energy-efficient transistors.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research, Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et technologies, Le regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe, and others

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

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Tel Aviv/Tsinghua University project uses crowd computing to improve water filtration
A joint research project by Tel Aviv University and Tsinghua University proposes a novel nanotechnology-based strategy to improve water filtration. The project, initiated by IBM's World Community Grid, was an experiment in crowdsourced computing -- carried out by over 150,000 volunteers who contributed their own computing power to the research.

Contact: George Hunka
ghunka@aftau.org
212-742-9070
American Friends of Tel Aviv University

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Nature Nanotechnology
Surfing a wake of light
For the first time, Harvard researchers have created wakes of light-like waves moving on a metallic surface, called surface plasmons, and demonstrated that they can be controlled and steered. The creation and control of surface plasmon wakes could lead to new types of plasmonic couplers and lenses that could create two-dimensional holograms or focus light at the nanoscale.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 6-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Learning from biology to accelerate discovery
Northwestern University professor Sinan Keten and his collaborators have authored a new review paper that explores the strategies nature employs to achieve different functions and the mechanics at play within those functions.

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

Public Release: 3-Jul-2015
Future Science OA
Nanomedicine in the fight against thrombotic diseases
Future Science Group today announced the publication of a new article in Future Science OA, covering the use of nanocarriers and microbubbles in drug delivery for thrombotic disease.

Contact: Leela Ripton
l.ripton@future-science-group.com
44-208-371-6090
Future Science Group

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Journal of Materials Chemistry C
New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances
Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Chih-hung Chang
changch@che.orst.edu
541-737-8548
Oregon State University

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
Launch of first European nanomedicine characterization lab
Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, is part of the collaborative 'European Nanomedicine Characterization Laboratory,' a European project funded by the EU framework program 'Horizon 2020.' Its goal is to reach a level of international excellence in nanomedicine characterization for diseases like cancer, diabetes, inflammatory diseases or infections. This competence will be made accessible to all organizations developing candidate nanomedicines prior to their submission to regulatory agencies to get approval for clinical trials and, later on, for marketing authorization.
European Union/Horizon 2020

Contact: Dr. Michael Hagmann
michael.hagmann@empa.ch
41-587-654-592
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 2-Jul-2015
11th Congress on Laser Electro-Optics Pacific Rim
Optics Express
Nanospiked bacteria are the brightest hard X-ray emitters
In a scientific breakthrough, researchers at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Mumbai and Institute for Plasma Research, Gandhi Nagar have fashioned bacteria to emit intense, hard X-ray radiation. Published in Optics Express this month, they show that irradiating a glass slide coated with nanoparticle doped bacteria, turns the cellular material into hot, dense plasma, making this a useful table top X-ray source with several potential applications.
Department of Atomic Energy, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Contact: M Krishnamurthy
mkrism@tifr.res.in
91-850-002-7747
Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Geology
Creating a stopwatch for volcanic eruptions
According to new research at Arizona State University, there may be a way to predict when Yellowstone volcano will erupt again.

Contact: Nikki Cassis
ncassis@asu.edu
904-303-5142
Arizona State University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
NIST 'how-to' website documents procedures for nano-EHS research and testing
As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge to accurately measure and characterize them. These challenges affect measurements of basic chemical and physical properties as well as toxicology assessments. To help nano-EHS (Environment, Health and Safety) researchers navigate the often complex measurement issues, NIST has launched a new website devoted to validated laboratory protocols for nano-EHS studies.

Contact: Michael Baum
michael.baum@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Optics Express
Ultra-stable JILA microscopy technique tracks tiny objects for hours
JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3-D movement of individual molecules over many hours -- hundreds of times longer than the current limit measured in seconds. The technology was designed to track the machinery of biological cells, down to the tiniest bits of DNA, a single 'base pair' of nucleotides among the 3 billion of these chemical units in human genes. But the instrument could be useful well beyond biology, biochemistry and biophysics, perhaps in manufacturing.
National Science Foundation, NIST

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
303-497-4880
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Drexel's microscale 'Transformers' are joining forces to break through blocked arteries
Swarms of microscopic, magnetic, robotic beads could be scrubbing in next to the world's top vascular surgeons -- all taking aim at blocked arteries. These microrobots, which look and move like corkscrew-shaped bacteria, are being developed by mechanical engineers at Drexel University as a part of a surgical toolkit being assembled by the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea.
Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology, Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technologies

Contact: Britt Faulstick
bef29@drexel.edu
215-895-2617
Drexel University

Public Release: 1-Jul-2015
Nature Communications
Effective conversion of methane by a new copper zeolite
A new bio-inspired zeolite catalyst, developed by an international team with researchers from Technische Universität München, Eindhoven University of Technology and University of Amsterdam, might pave the way to small scale 'gas-to-liquid' technologies converting natural gas to fuels and starting materials for the chemical industry. Investigating the mechanism of the selective oxidation of methane to methanol they identified a trinuclear copper-oxo-cluster as the active center inside the zeolite micropores.
US Department of Energy, EU NEXT-GTL

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
ACS Nano
Chitosan-coated, chemotherapy-packed nanoparticles may target cancer stem cells
Nanoparticles packed with a clinically used chemotherapy drug and coated with an oligosaccharide derived from the carapace of crustaceans might effectively target and kill cancer stem-like cells, according to a recent study led by researchers at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center -- Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.
American Cancer Society Research Scholar Grant and Pelotonia

Contact: Darrell E. Ward
Darrell.Ward@osumc.edu
614-293-3737
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Nature Methods
A single molecule in the building blocks of life
The world is built up of molecules that join together and form different building blocks. New software makes it easier to zoom right in to the individual molecule.

Contact: Victoria Birkedal
vicb@inano.au.dk
45-40-88-84-86
Aarhus University

Public Release: 30-Jun-2015
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Graphene flexes its electronic muscles
Flexing graphene may be the most basic way to control its electrical properties, according to calculations by theoretical physicists at Rice University and in Russia.
The Russian Federation, Moscow State University, Russian Academy of Sciences, Air Force Office of Scientific Research's Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Physicists shatter stubborn mystery of how glass forms
A physicist at the University of Waterloo is among a team of scientists who have described how glasses form at the molecular level and provided a possible solution to a problem that has stumped scientists for decades.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Contact: Pamela Smyth
psmyth@uwaterloo.ca
519-888-4777
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Nano Energy
New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction.

Contact: Xudong Wang
xudong@engr.wisc.edu
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
Theranos -- a health care industry revolution or a marketing phenomenon?
Professor of Clinical Biochemistry Eleftherios P. Diamandis looks over the science behind innovative and revolutionary blood tests invented by Elizabeth Holmes that could apparently reinvent the lab diagnostics. Through scrupulous examination of five key issues, he reaches the conclusion that many of the company's claims do not stand up to scientific review.

Contact: Ulrike Lippe
ulrike.lippe@degruyter.com
49-030-260-05153
De Gruyter Open

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Making new materials with micro-explosions: ANU media release
Scientists have made exotic new materials by creating laser-induced micro-explosions in silicon, the common computer chip material.

Contact: Andrei Rode
andrei.rode@anu.edu.au
61-416-249-653
Australian National University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
X-rays and electrons join forces to map catalytic reactions in real-time
A new technique pioneered at Brookhaven Lab reveals atomic-scale changes during catalytic reactions in real time and under real operating conditions.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Justin Eure
jeure@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 26-Jun-2015
Nature Communications
Opening a new route to photonics
Berkeley scientists have developed a technique for effectively controlling pulses of light in closely packed nanoscale waveguides, an essential requirement for ultrahigh density, ultracompact integrated photonic circuitry.
Office of Naval Research

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

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