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Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Scientific Reports
Chip-sized, high-speed terahertz modulator raises possibility of faster data transmission
Tufts University engineers have invented a chip-sized, high-speed modulator that operates at terahertz (THz) frequencies and at room temperature at low voltages without consuming DC power. The discovery could help fill the 'THz gap' that is limiting development of new and more powerful wireless devices that could transmit data at significantly higher speeds than currently possible.
Office of Naval Research, Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

Contact: Patrick Collins
patrick.collins@tufts.edu
617-627-4173
Tufts University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei receive the Sichuan Province 1000 talents award
The government of Sichuan province has recognized the outstanding research of two INRS professors, Roberto Morandotti and Federico Rosei, respectively for their work in photonics and nanotechnology, by attributing them the prestigious 1000 talents short term award of Sichuan province.
Government of Sichuan province

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
gisele.bolduc@adm.inrs.ca
418-654-2501
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
ACS Materials and Interfaces
A 'strand' of DNA as never before
In a carefully designed polymer, researchers at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences have imprinted a sequence of a single strand of DNA. The resulting negative remained chemically active and was capable of binding the appropriate nucleobases forming a genetic code. The polymer matrix -- the first of its type in history -- thus functioned exactly like a sequence of real DNA.

Contact: Wlodzimierz Kutner
wkutner@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-433-217
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Optica
Ultra-precise chip-scale sensor detects unprecedentedly small changes at the nanoscale
A team from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has demonstrated an on-chip sensor capable of detecting unprecedentedly small frequency changes, demonstrating a record-high sensing precision on a device with a small footprint that can be integrated with standard CMOS technology, and paving the way for even more exciting measurements such as single particle detection and high precision chip scale thermometry.
European Research Council

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Nature
Traffic jam in empty space
An important step towards a completely new experimental access to quantum physics has been made at University of Konstanz. The team of scientists headed by Professor Alfred Leitenstorfer has now shown how to manipulate the electric vacuum field and thus generate deviations from the ground state of empty space which can only be understood in the context of the quantum theory of light.
European Research Council

Contact: University of Konstanz
kum@uni-konstanz.de
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Science Advances
A big nano boost for solar cells
Solar cells convert light into electricity. While the sun is one source of light, the burning of natural resources like oil and natural gas can also be harnessed. However, solar cells do not convert all light to power equally, which has inspired a joint industry-academia effort to develop a potentially game-changing solution.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Super Cluster Program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: David Kornhauser
kornhauser.davidhajime.4x@kyoto-u.ac.jp
81-757-535-727
Kyoto University

Public Release: 18-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Explaining how 2-D materials break at the atomic level
IBS physicists found that to shed light on the cracking of MoS2, we must go beyond the theory used so far.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
mBio
Microbiologists make big leap in developing 'green' electronics
Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers' goal of developing sustainable 'green' conducting materials for the electronics industry.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Janet Lathrop
jlathrop@umass.edu
413-545-0444
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
King Faisal Prize for Würzburg physicist
Another award for Laurens Molenkamp: The physicist won the King Faisal International Prize (KFIP) 2017 in the 'Science' category. The scientist earned the recognition for his work in the field of spintronics.

Contact: Laurens W. Molenkamp
molenkamp@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-4925
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanotechnology: Lighting up ultrathin films
Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials.

Contact: Luise Dirscherl
presse@lmu.de
49-892-180-3423
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Public Release: 17-Jan-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
The power of attraction
Hybrid organic-inorganic materials can self-assemble into tiny doughnut-like structures.

Contact: Michelle D'antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Basel physicist Daniel Loss receives the King Faisal International Prize
Professor Daniel Loss from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute has been awarded the King Faisal International Prize for Science 2017. The King Faisal Foundation awarded Loss the renowned science prize for his discovery of a concept for development of a quantum computer based on the intrinsic angular momentum of electrons. Loss has further refined his theory over recent years and established a completely new field of research.

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

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Nanoscale
Dressing a metal in various colors
DGIST research team developed a technology to coat metal with several nanometers of semiconducting materials. This technology can be applied to solar cells, wearable devices, displays, and the like.

Contact: Dahye Kim
pwrock@dgist.ac.kr
82-537-851-163
DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)

Public Release: 16-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Nanoscale view of energy storage
Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers at Stanford recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step toward building a better battery.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter

Contact: Taylor Kubota
tkubota@stanford.edu
650-724-7707
Stanford University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Seeing the quantum future... literally
Sydney scientists have demonstrated the ability to 'see' the future of quantum systems and used that knowledge to preempt their demise, in a major achievement that could help bring the strange and powerful world of quantum technology closer to reality. Although applications of quantum-enabled technologies are compelling, quantum physicists had previously been stymied by the most significant obstacle to building reliable quantum technologies -- 'decoherence' or the randomization of quantum systems by their environments.
ARC Centre of Excellencefor Engineered Quantum Systems , ARC DiscoveryProject , Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, US Army Research Office

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-438-021-390
University of Sydney

Public Release: 13-Jan-2017
Nature
NUS researchers achieve major breakthrough in flexible electronics
A team of scientists from the National University of Singapore has successfully developed conducting polymer films that can provide unprecedented ohmic contacts to give superior performance in plastic electronics, including organic light-emitting diodes, solar cells and transistors.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 12-Jan-2017
Science
Manchester scientists tie the tightest knot ever achieved
Scientists at The University of Manchester have produced the most tightly knotted physical structure ever known -- a scientific achievement which has the potential to create a new generation of advanced materials.

Contact: Jamie Brown
jamie.brown@manchester.ac.uk
44-161-275-8383
University of Manchester

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
Deciphering the beetle exoskeleton with nanomechanics
Northwestern Engineering's Horacio D. Espinosa and his group employed a creative way to identify the geometry and material properties of the fibers that comprise a beetle's exoskeleton. This work could ultimately uncover information that could guide the design and manufacturing of new and improved artificial materials through bio-mimicry.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Nano Letters
CWRU directly measures how perovskite solar films efficiently convert light to power
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have directly shown that electrons generated when light strikes a well-oriented perovskite film are unrestricted by grain boundaries and travel long distances without deteriorating. Identification of this property, which is key to efficiently convert sunlight into electricity, could lead to more efficient solar panels.
National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Analytical Chemistry
A new type of monitoring provides information about the life of bacteria in microdroplets
In the future, it will be possible to carry out tests of new drugs on bacteria much more efficiently using microfluidic devices, since each of the hundreds and thousands of droplets moving through the microchannels can act as separate incubators. So far, however, there has been no quick or accurate method of assessing the oxygen conditions in individual microdroplets. This key obstacle has been overcome at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Contact: Piotr Garstecki
pgarstecki@ichf.edu.pl
48-223-432-233
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Nature
First look inside nanoscale catalysts shows 'defects' are useful
Peering for the first time into the workings of tiny chemical catalysts, scientists observed that the 'defective' structure on their edges enhances their reactivity and effectiveness. This finding that could lead to the design of improved catalysts that make industrial chemical processes greener, by decreasing the amount of energy needed for chemical reactions, and preventing the formation of unwanted and potentially hazardous products.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Nature
New laser based on unusual physics phenomenon could improve telecommunications, computing
Researchers at the University of California San Diego have demonstrated the world's first laser based on an unconventional wave physics phenomenon called bound states in the continuum. The technology could revolutionize the development of surface lasers, making them more compact and energy-efficient for communications and computing applications. The new BIC lasers could also be developed as high-power lasers for industrial and defense applications.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research Multi-University Research Initiative, University of California San Diego

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 11-Jan-2017
Nature
NIST physicists 'squeeze' light to cool microscopic drum below quantum limit
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have cooled a mechanical object to a temperature lower than previously thought possible, below the so-called 'quantum limit.'
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 10-Jan-2017
Small
3-D printing and nanotechnology, a mighty alliance to detect toxic liquids
Carbon nanotubes have made headlines in scientific journals for a long time, as has 3-D printing. But when both combine with the right polymer, in this case a thermoplastic, something special occurs: electrical conductivity increases and makes it possible to monitor liquids in real time. This is a huge success for Polytechnique Montréal.
Research Centre for High-Performance Polymer and Composite Systems, Canada Research Chairs, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Mitacs, Canada Foundation for Innovation

Contact: Annie Touchette
annie.touchette@polymtl.ca
514-231-8133
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 10-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Neurons modulate the growth of blood vessels
A team of researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology shake at the foundations of a dogma of cell biology. By detailed series of experiments, they proved that blood vessel growth is modulated by neurons and not, as assumed so far, through a control mechanism of the vessel cells among each other. The results are groundbreaking for research into and treatment of vascular diseases, tumors, and neurodegenerative diseases. The study will be published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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