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Showing releases 1-25 out of 2006.

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Public Release: 23-Oct-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene
Graphene -- a one-atom-thick layer of the stuff in pencils -- is a better conductor than copper and is very promising for electronic devices, but with one catch: Electrons that move through it can't be stopped. Until now, that is. Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have learned how to tame the unruly electrons in graphene, paving the way for the ultra-fast transport of electrons with low loss of energy in novel systems. Their study was published online in Nature Nanotechnology.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Todd B. Bates
todd.bates@rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Researchers significantly reduced the price of the sensors' production
A prototype of a nanostructured ultra-thin pressure sensor (tensiometer) has been created at the Laboratory of Self-Organized High-Temperature Nanostructures at the Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU). The scientists used a completely new technology based on vacuum coating, which will cut production costs drastically.

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
mass-media@spbstu.ru
7-812-591-6675
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
Nature Photonics
Novel 'converter' heralds breakthrough in ultra-fast data processing at nanoscale
A research team from the National University of Singapore has recently invented a novel 'converter' that can harness the speed and small size of plasmons for high frequency data processing and transmission in nanoelectronics.

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

Public Release: 20-Oct-2017
30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017)
Dartmouth to debut wearables that warn and wow at UIST 2017
A smart watch that takes the user to another dimension and a smart ring that provides powerful feedback are among the top technology Dartmouth College will bring to the 30th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST 2017).

Contact: David Hirsch
david.s.hirsch@dartmouth.edu
Dartmouth College

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
NRL clarifies valley polarization for electronic and optoelectronic technologies
Many of today's technologies, such as, solid-state lighting, transistors in computer chips, and batteries in cell phones rely simply on the charge of the electron and how it moves through the material. In certain materials, such as the monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), electrons can be selectively placed into a chosen electronic valley using optical excitation.

Contact: Daniel Parry
daniel.parry@nrl.navy.mil
202-767-2326
Naval Research Laboratory

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
ACS Photonics
Terahertz spectroscopy goes nano
Brown University researchers have improved the resolution of terahertz emission spectroscopy -- a technique used to study a wide variety of materials -- by 1,000-fold, making the technique useful at the nanoscale.
National Science Foundation, Danish Council for Independent Research, Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 19-Oct-2017
Analytical Chemistry
Integrated lab-on-a-chip uses smartphone to quickly detect multiple pathogens
A multidisciplinary group that includes the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Washington at Tacoma has developed a novel platform to diagnose infectious disease at the point-of-care, using a smartphone as the detection instrument in conjunction with a test kit in the format of a credit card.
National Science Foundation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Contact: Janet L McGreevy
mcgreevy@illinois.edu
217-333-8653
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
ACS Nano
Researchers watch in real time as fat-encased drug nanoparticles invade skin cells
A University of Colorado Cancer Center study published today in the journal ACS Nano describes the use of cutting-edge microscopy technology to visualize how liposomes escape from blood vessels into surrounding cells in a living mouse, offering clues that may help researchers design better drug delivery systems.

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
ACS Nano
How a 'Star Wars' parody turned into a tool for scientific discovery (video)
Science has long inspired the arts, but examples of the reverse scenario are sparse. Now scientists who set out to produce a 'Star Wars' parody have inadvertently created such an example. Incorporating animation techniques from the film industry, the researchers developed a robust new modeling tool that could help spur new molecular discoveries. Their project, reported in ACS Nano, resulted in a short film about fertilization called 'The Beginning.' For a look behind-the-scenes, watch ACS' Headline Science video.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Researchers customize catalysts to boost product yields, decrease separation costs
For some crystalline catalysts, what you see on the surface is not always what you get in the bulk, according to two studies led by the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The investigators discovered that treating a complex oxide crystal with either heat or chemicals caused different atoms to segregate on the surface, i.e., surface reconstruction. Those differences created catalysts with dissimilar behaviors, which encouraged different reaction pathways and ultimately yielded distinct products.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Inorganic Chemistry
Electrode materials from the microwave oven
Power on the go is in demand: The higher the battery capacity, the larger the range of electric cars and the longer the operating time of cell phones and laptops. Dr. Jennifer Ludwig of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a process that allows a fast, simple, and cost-effective production of the promising cathode material lithium cobalt phosphate in high quality. The chemist was awarded the Evonik Research Prize for her work.
TUM-GS, BMW, VCI

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

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
This nanoelectronics breakthrough could lead to more efficient quantum devices
Researchers from Concordia have made a breakthrough that could help your electronic devices get even smarter. Their findings, which examine electron behaviour within nanoelectronics, have been published in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Marisa Lancione
marisa.lancione@concordia.ca
438-990-4536
Concordia University

Public Release: 18-Oct-2017
Energy & Environmental Science
Separating methane and CO2 will become more efficient
To make natural gas and biogas suitable for use, the methane has to be separated from the CO2. This involves the use of membranes: filters that stop the methane and let the CO2 pass through. Researchers at KU Leuven (University of Leuven), Belgium, have developed a new membrane that makes the separation process much more effective.
European Union, Research Foundation - Flanders, Flemish and Belgian government, KU Leuven Methusalem

Contact: Professor Ivo Vankelecom
ivo.vankelecom@kuleuven.be
KU Leuven

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology and Medicine
Nanofiber sutures promote production of infection-thwarting peptide
Loading nanofiber sutures with vitamin D induces the production of an infection-fighting peptide, new research shows.
University of Nebraska Medical Center, National Institutes of Health, Otis Glebe Medical Research Foundation

Contact: Adrian Gombart
adrian.gombart@oregonstate.edu
541-737-8018
Oregon State University

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Nature Photonics
Bridging the terahertz gap
Harvard researchers are exploring the possibility of using an infrared frequency comb to generate elusive terahertz frequencies. These frequencies -- which lie in the electromagnetic spectrum between radio waves and infrared light -- have long promised to transform communications and sensing but are very challenging to source. By harnessing a recently discovered laser state, SEAS researchers have discovered an infrared frequency comb in a quantum cascade laser that offers a new way to generate terahertz frequencies.
DARPA SCOUT, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Optics Express
MIPT scientists revisit optical constants of ultrathin gold films
The authors of the paper provide reference data on the optical constants of gold for a wide range of wavelengths for films that are 20 to 200 nanometers thick. These findings will be of use to researchers working on various nanophotonic devices and metamaterials.
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation

Contact: Ilyana Zolotareva
shaibakova@phystech.edu
7-977-771-4699
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 17-Oct-2017
Physical Review Letters
'Find the Lady' in the quantum world
An international team of researchers has proposed a new way to make atoms or ions indistinguishable by swapping their positions. These particles are then expected to exhibit exotic properties. The study involved physicists from the University of Bonn, the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the University of California. The work has now been published in Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Andrea Alberti
alberti@iap.uni-bonn.de
49-228-733-471
University of Bonn

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Lab on a Chip
SUTD researchers developed single cell level sorting technology using sound waves
Researchers from SUTD developed a highly accurate single cell sorting technology using focused sound waves. This new technology enables rapid and accurate isolation of single cells from complex biological samples, which will facilitate the broad application of single cell analysis toward precision medicine.

Contact: Melissa Koh
melissa_koh@sutd.edu.sg
65-649-98742
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
UTA aerospace engineer receives Army grant to advance limitations of computed tomography
Andrew Makeev, professor in the University of Texas at Arlington's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, received a $900,000 grant from the Army Research Lab to address the Army's need for better structural diagnostics and life assessment in composite aircraft parts.
U.S. Army Research Lab

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Physical Review Fluids
Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics
A Rice University lab creates flexible strings of magnetized beads to model how natural and synthetic strands bend and fold in dynamic conditions. The work could enhance knowledge of how proteins and DNA fold in biological systems and how synthetic fibers interact in fluids.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nanotech Team, the ~nanometer-sized dots are being doctored, or 'doped,' with additional electrons, a treatment that nudges the dots ever closer to producing the desired laser light with less stimulation and energy loss.

Contact: Nancy Ambrosiano
nwa@lanl.gov
505-667-0471
DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Long nanotubes make strong fibers
To make long, strong and conductive carbon nanotube fibers, it's best to start with long nanotubes, according to scientists at Rice University.

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

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
Major advance in nanopore detection of peptides and proteins
Nanopore technology, which is used to sequence DNA, is cheap, hand-held and works in the jungle and in space. The use of this technology to identify peptides or proteins is now a step closer. University of Groningen scientists have used a patented nanopore to identify the fingerprints of proteins and peptides, and it can even detect polypeptides differing by one amino acid. The results were published on 16 October in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 16-Oct-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Rice U. study: Vibrating nanoparticles interact
Like a tuning fork struck with a mallet, tiny gold nanodisks can be made to vibrate at resonant frequencies when struck by light. In new research this week, Rice University chemist Stephan Link and colleagues showed how to selectively alter those vibrational frequencies by gathering different-sized nanodisks into groups.
Welch Foundation, US Army Research Office, Air Force Office for Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, Australian Research Council

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 13-Oct-2017
Physical Review Letters
Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics
A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics. A team of scientists has developed an innovative microscopy technique to detect the spin of electrons in topological insulators, a new kind of quantum material that could be used in applications such as spintronics and quantum computing.
Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Laboratory Directed Research and Development program

Contact: Sara Shoemaker
shoemakerms@ornl.gov
865-576-9219
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

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