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Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
Communicating at the speed of light
Engineer Tingyi Gu is developing thin two-dimensional materials, made atomic layer by atomic layer, that may enable communications at higher speed and lower power consumption than previously realized.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
Five Brookhaven Lab scientists named 2017 American Physical Society Fellows
Anatoly Frenkel, Morgan May, Rachid Nouicer, Eric Stach, and Peter Steinberg were recognized for their outstanding contributions to astrophysics, materials physics, and nuclear physics.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Fine felted nanotubes
Due to their unique properties, carbon nanotubes would be ideal for numerous applications, but to date they cannot be combined adequately with other materials, or they lose their beneficial properties. Scientists from Kiel University and the University of Trento have developed an alternative method of combining, so they retain their characteristic properties. As such, they 'felt' the thread-like tubes into a stable 3-D network. Their research results have been published in Nature Communications.
German Research Foundation, European Commission

Contact: Dr. Rainer Adelung
ra@tf.uni-kiel.de
49-431-880-6116
Kiel University

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Enhancing the quantum sensing capabilities of diamond
Researchers have discovered that dense ensembles of quantum spins can be created in diamond with high resolution using an electron microscopes, paving the way for enhanced sensors and resources for quantum technologies. This work demonstrates an improvement in the densities of Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centers in a variety of diamond types, foreshadowing future improvements in the sensitivity of diamond magnetic measurements, as well as promising directions in the study of solid state physics and quantum information theory.
Minerva ARCHES award, CIFAR-Azrieli global scholars program, Israel Science Foundation (Grant No. 750/14), Israel Ministry of Science and Technology, Technion security research foundation, CAMBR fellowship for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology

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

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
Science Robotics
Tiny robots step closer to treating hard-to-reach parts of the body
Tiny robots could be developed to diagnose illness and deliver treatments in hard-to-reach parts of the human body.
Research Grants Council of Hong Kong

Contact: Catriona Kelly
Catriona.Kelly@ed.ac.uk
44-779-135-5940
University of Edinburgh

Public Release: 22-Nov-2017
Advanced Materials
A material with promising properties
The Collaborative Research Centre CRC 1214 at the University of Konstanz has developed a method for synthesizing Europium (II) oxide nanoparticles -- a ferromagnetic semiconductor that is relevant for data storage and data transport.

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
Light: Science and Applications
UCLA engineers use deep learning to reconstruct holograms and improve optical microscopy
UCLA researchers report that they have developed new uses for deep learning: reconstructing a hologram to form a microscopic image of an object and improving optical microscopy. Their new holographic imaging technique produces better images than current methods that use multiple holograms, and it's easier to implement because it requires fewer measurements and performs computations faster.
National Science Foundation, Precise Advanced Technologies and Health Systems for Underserved Populations, Army Research Office, National Institutes of Health, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Vodafone Americas Foundation, Mary Kay Foundation

Contact: Nikki Lin
Nlin@cnsi.ucla.edu
310-206-8278
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
Advanced Materials
Watching atoms move in hybrid perovskite crystals reveals clues to improving solar cells
The discovery of nanoscale changes deep inside hybrid perovskites could shed light on developing low-cost, high-efficiency solar cells. Using X-ray beams and lasers, a team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego discovered how the movement of ions in hybrid perovskites causes certain regions within the material to become better solar cells than other parts.
University of California Carbon Neutrality Initiative, University of California San Diego, Hellman Foundation, European Research Council, Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Nov-2017
Carbon
Physicists explain metallic conductivity of thin carbon nanotube films
A group of researchers has examined the optical and dielectric properties of thin macroscopic films based on single-walled carbon nanotubes and obtained an explanation for the metallic nature of their conductivity using infrared and terahertz spectroscopy. The research findings were published in the journals Carbon and Nanotechnology.
Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, Russian Foundation for Basic Research

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

Public Release: 20-Nov-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
New way to write magnetic info could pave the way for hardware neural networks
Researchers have shown how to write any magnetic pattern desired onto nanowires, which could help computers mimic how the brain processes information.

Contact: Hayley Dunning
h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk
020-759-42412
Imperial College London

Public Release: 20-Nov-2017
Advanced Science
Reusing waste energy with 2-D electron gas
Novel approach utilizes high mobility two-dimensional electron gas, boosting thermoelectric conversion efficiency.
Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Asahi Glass Foundation, Council for Science, Technology and Innovation, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Agency, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Naoki Namba
81-117-062-185
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 20-Nov-2017
'Unparalleled access' in surface science
A Lehigh University research team led by Dr. Israel E. Wachs, the G. Whitney Snyder Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Lehigh University, has been awarded a highly-competitive grant from the National Science Foundation to support research in nanotech science and engineering.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mary Anne Lynch
mal@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 17-Nov-2017
Current Nanoscience
Semiconducting carbon nanotubes can reduce noise in carbon nanotube interconnects
This paper presents reduction of crosstalk and noise in CNT bundle interconnects. We propose the use of small diameter semiconducting CNTs as electromagnetic interference shields for CNT bundle interconnects.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.net
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 17-Nov-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Scientists capture colliding organic nanoparticles on video for first time
A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view of 'chemistry in motion' will aid Northwestern nanoscientists developing new drug delivery methods as well as demonstrate to researchers around the globe how an emerging imaging technique opens a new window on a very tiny world.
National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Army Research Office

Contact: Kristin Samuelson
kristin.samuelson@northwestern.edu
847-491-4888
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
'Ion billiards' cue novel material synthesis method
A team of Hokkaido University researchers has developed a novel material synthesis method called proton-driven ion introduction (PDII) which utilizes a phenomenon similar to 'ion billiards.' The new method could pave the way for creating numerous new materials, thus drastically advancing materials sciences.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Iketani Science and Technology Foundation, Nanotech Career-up Alliance, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: Naoki Namba
81-117-062-185
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Science Advances
New imaging technique peers inside living cells
Called Ultrasound Bioprobe, the non-invasive approach developed at Northwestern University allows researchers to view sub-cellular structures and their mechanical behavior at nanoscale resolution.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

Contact: Emily Ayshford
e-ayshford@northwestern.edu
847-467-1194
Northwestern University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Nature
Finding Majoranas
Nano-'hashtags' could be the key to generating the highly sought Majorana quasiparticle.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Materials & Design
New motion sensors a major step toward low-cost, high-performance wearable technology
Researchers from the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering have developed a class of breakthrough motion sensors that could herald a near future of ubiquitous, fully integrated and affordable wearable technology.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Zachary Boehm
zboehm@fsu.edu
850-645-1504
Florida State University

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
NPG Asia Materials
The stacked color sensor
Red-sensitive, blue-sensitive and green-sensitive colour sensors stacked on top of each other instead of being lined up in a mosaic pattern -- this principle could allow image sensors with unprecedented resolution and sensitivity to light to be created. However, up to now, the reality hasn't quite met expectations. Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have now developed a sensor prototype that absorbs light almost optimally -- and which is also cheap to produce.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Maksym Kovalenko
maksym.kovalenko@empa.ch
41-587-654-557
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 16-Nov-2017
Applied Chemistry
Ceria nanoparticles: It is the surface that matters
Exhaust gas cleaning of passenger cars, power generation from sunlight, or water splitting: In the future, these and other applications may profit from new findings relating to ceria. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), scientists have studied ceria nanoparticles with the help of probe molecules and a complex ultrahigh vacuum-infrared measurement system and obtained partly surprising new insights into their surface structure and chemical activity. Work is reported in three articles published in the journal Angewandte Chemie (applied chemistry).

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

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Advanced Materials
Spinning cylinders to recreate nature's patterns
New method to create dynamic tubular structures, inspired by leaves around a stem, scales on pine cone, and viruses' tails.

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
jungkki1@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Langmuir
Wine 'legs' and minibot motors (video)
As any wine enthusiast knows, the 'legs' that run down a glass after a gentle swirl of vino can yield clues about alcohol content. Interestingly, the physical phenomenon that helps create these legs can be harnessed to propel tiny motors to carry out tasks on the surface of water. Scientists demonstrate the motors in a report in ACS' journal Langmuir.

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

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Advanced Materials Technologies
Counterfeits and product piracy can be prevented by security features, such as printed 3-D microstructures
Security features are to protect bank notes, documents, and branded products against counterfeiting. Losses caused by product forgery and counterfeiting may be enormous. According to the German Engineering Association, the damage caused in 2016 in its branch alone amounted to EUR 7.3 billion. In the Advanced Materials Technologies journal, researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the ZEISS company now propose to use printed 3-D microstructures instead of 2-D structures, such as holograms, to improve counterfeit protection.

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

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
ACS Nano
Three-dimensional nanomagnets for the computer of tomorrow
Since the late 60's electronic devices have stored and transmitted information (bits) in two-dimensional circuits. Now, researchers at the University of Cambridge have been able to break this barrier by creating a nanoscale magnetic circuit capable of moving information along the three dimensions of space. This breakthrough could lead to an important increase in storage and processing capacities of electronic devices over those used today.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 15-Nov-2017
Engineering of a Swedish quantum computer set to start
A SEK 1 billion research initiative is setting Sweden on course to a global top position in quantum technology. The focus is on developing a quantum computer with much greater computing power than the best supercomputers of today. The initiative, which is headed up by Professor Per Delsing at Chalmers University of Technology, has been made possible by an anniversary donation of SEK 600 million from the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.
Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, Chalmers University of Technology

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology

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