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Public Release: 25-May-2017
Nature Communications
Research could bring 'drastically' higher resolution to your TV and smartphone
By developing a way to tune the color of individual pixels, researchers have eliminated the need for subpixels -- allowing a greater density of pixels and much higher resolution for video displays.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 25-May-2017
NANO
Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested
The current-voltage characteristics of the Ag/ZnO-Nanorod Schottky contacts were studied at forward applied bias over the range 0 V to 1 V, under dark and UV light. The dark and photocurrents were 1.29E-5A and 2.16E-5, respectively, and the contrast ratio (ratio of photocurrent to dark current) was 1.67 at +1.0 V for these devices. The results show that these devices could be useful for cost-effective and low-voltage UV detection applications.

Contact: Chin Wanying
wychin@wspc.com
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 25-May-2017
Science
Researchers develop magnetic switch to turn on and off a strange quantum property
A NIST-led research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discovery promises to provide new insight into the fundamentals of quantum theory and may lead to new quantum electronic devices.

Contact: Jennifer Huergo
huergo@nist.gov
301-975-6343
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 25-May-2017
16th National Life Sciences & Technology Week
New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients
The Ben-Gurion U. researcher successfully redesigned a portion of MabThera, an FDA-approved drug used to treat certain autoimmune diseases and types of cancer, into a new molecule to treat ALS. 'Our experimental results on ALS transgenic mice showed a significant increase in life expectancy,' says Dr. Lichtenstein. 'Since the drug is already approved, we believe that we will only need limited preclinical testing to reach the clinical phase earlier than other initiatives.'

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Advanced Energy Materials
Printed, flexible and rechargeable battery can power wearable sensors
Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed the first printed battery that is flexible, stretchable and rechargeable. The zinc batteries could be used to power everything from wearable sensors to solar cells and other kinds of electronics. The work appears in the April 19, 2017 issue of Advanced Energy Materials.
Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Ioana Patringenaru
ipatrin@eng.ucsd.edu
858-822-0899
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Advanced Materials Interfaces
Nanoalloys 10 times as effective as pure platinum in fuel cells
A new type of nanocatalyst can result in the long-awaited commercial breakthrough for fuel cell cars. Research results from Chalmers University of Technology and Technical University of Denmark show that it is possible to significantly reduce the need for platinum, a precious and rare metal, by creating a nanoalloy using a new production technique. The technology is also well suited for mass production.

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

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Nature Communications
Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable
An international research team has for the first time investigated the optical properties of three-dimensional nanoporous graphene at the IRIS infrared beamline of the BESSY II electron storage ring. The experiments show that the plasmonic excitations (oscillations of the charge density) in this new material can be precisely controlled by the pore size and by introducing atomic impurities. This could facilitate the manufacture of highly sensitive chemical sensors.

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

Public Release: 24-May-2017
ACS Nano
Paper test strip could help heart failure patients monitor their condition at home
Contrary to the condition's name, heart failure doesn't mean the heart has stopped pumping -- it's just not working at full strength. It can often be managed with medications and lifestyle changes, but its progression needs to be monitored closely. Now scientists have developed a new test strip that could potentially allow patients to do this at home for the first time. Their study appears in the journal ACS Nano.

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

Public Release: 24-May-2017
NUS researchers create palm-size device for quick, effective treatment of hearing disorder
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have developed a novel handheld device, known as CLiKX, for the treatment of a condition called Otitis Media with Effusion, or 'glue ear,' which is the leading cause of hearing loss and visits to the doctors among children worldwide.

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

Public Release: 24-May-2017
PolyU wins 3 'TechConnect Global Innovation Awards' -- the first and the only HK awardee
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning three Global Innovation Awards at the TechConnect World Conference and Expo 2017. It is the first time for a Hong Kong higher education institution to receive the award. PolyU is also the only awardee from Hong Kong.

Contact: Ir Steven Lam
steven.tf.lam@polyu.edu.hk
852-340-02864
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 24-May-2017
Scientific Reports
New theory predicts wetted area of droplets colliding with flat surface
Japanese researchers have succeeded in deriving a theoretical formula that quantitatively predicts the wetting and spreading behavior of droplets that collide with the flat surface of a solid material. In the past, researchers from all over the world have attempted to make quantitative predictions about the extent of wetted areas through experimentation, theory, and numerical analysis, but predictions, particularly during slow collision speeds, have not been realized.
Kumamoto University Program to Disseminate Tenure Tracking System

Contact: J. Sanderson, N. Fukuda
research-coordinator@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp
Kumamoto University

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Science
Two simple building blocks produce complex 3-D material
Northwestern University scientists have built a structurally complex material from two simple building blocks that is the lowest-density metal-organic framework ever made. Directed by design rules developed by the scientists, uranium atoms and organic linkers self-assemble into a beautiful crystal -- a large, airy 3-D net of very roomy and useful pores. The pores are so roomy, in fact, that the scientists have nestled a large enzyme inside a pore -- no small feat.
US Department of Energy, Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences Program

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

Public Release: 22-May-2017
The Optical Society commemorates the rich tradition and history of Optics Letters
First launched in 1977 as as means to quickly disseminate the latest in optics research and provide the optics and photonics community with a true Letters-style publication, Optics Letters has, over the course of its long history, published influential papers in nonlinear optics, ultrafast spectroscopy, fiber optics, optical communication, and biomedical optics among other areas. This year the Journal celebrates its 40th anniversary and The Optical Society (OSA) has launched a special website to highlight this milestone.

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 22-May-2017
A leap for 3-D printing
Tresa Pollock receives a $3 million Department of Defense fellowship to develop a platform for printing with new extreme-use materials

Contact: Julie Cohen
julie.cohen@ucsb.edu
805-893-7220
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 22-May-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria
Laser-induced graphene made from an inexpensive polymer is an effective anti-fouling material and, when charged, an excellent antibacterial surface.
United States Israel Binational Science Foundation, Canadian Associates of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Quebec Region, Israel Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, AFOSR Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Microsystems & Nanoengineering
Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma
Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
National Institutes of Health NIEHS Center

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Nature Communications
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Dr. Thomas A. Jung
thomas.jung@psi.ch
41-563-104-518
University of Basel

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Nature Communications
Let there be light
Graphene Flagship research demonstrates large scale, fully integrable arrays of single photon quantum dots in layered materials, which may lead to hybrid on-chip photonics devices for networks and sensing. This method is transforming the way researchers work with transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots.
Graphene Flagship

Contact: Sophia Lloyd
writer@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-2418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 18-May-2017
ACS Nano
Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries
Rice University scientists build high-capacity lithium metal batteries with anodes made of a graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid. The anodes quench the formation of damaging dendrites.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Hydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold.

Contact: Eleanor Wyllie
intl-relations@office.kobe-u.ac.jp
Kobe University

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Nature Communications
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Nanoscale stretching or compressing significantly boost the performance of ceria, a material widely used in catalytic converters and clean-energy technologies, Stanford scientists report.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 18-May-2017
npj 2D Materials and Applications
Using graphene to create quantum bits
EPFL researchers have developed a quantum capacitor based on graphene, which has multiple applications. The device is potentially useful in producing a new type of qubit, which is one of the building blocks of quantum computers. It could also be used for highly non-linear circuits.

Contact: sina.khorasani
sina.khorasani@epfl.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Nature Communications
World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world
Researchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

Contact: Min Gu
min.gu@rmit.edu.au
61-399-252-128
RMIT University

Public Release: 17-May-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel way to determine crystal type based on optics -- by identifying the unique ways in which these crystals absorb light.

Contact: Andrew Smith
smi@illinois.edu
217-300-5638
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-May-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries
A team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound (Ti4O7) that is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries. The highly porous nanomaterial possesses high storage capacity that remains nearly constant over many charging cycles.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Yan Lu
yan.lu@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-308-062-43191
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

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