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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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2017
Science Advances
Butterfly wing inspires photovoltaics: Light absorption can be enhanced by up to 200 percent
Sunlight reflected by solar cells is lost as unused energy. The wings of the butterfly Pachliopta aristolochiae are drilled by nanostructures (nanoholes) that help absorbing light over a wide spectrum far better than smooth surfaces. Researchers of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now succeeded in transferring these nanostructures to solar cells and, thus, enhancing their light absorption rate by up to 200 percent. The scientists report their results in the journal Science Advances.

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Essential quantum computer component downsized by two orders of magnitude
Qubits, the key building blocks at the heart of every quantum computer, are extremely sensitive to interference and need to be shielded from unwanted signals, for example by using so-called nonreciprocal devices. But until now these devices were huge and produced unwanted magnetic fields themselves. Now, scientists at IST Austria have developed a new nonreciprocal device that is only a tenth of a millimeter wide, and -- maybe even more importantly -- is not magnetic.
European Union

Contact: Elisabeth Guggenberger
elisabeth.guggenberger@ist.ac.at
Institute of Science and Technology Austria

Public Release: 14-Nov-2017
Physical Review Letters
Quantum computing with molecules for a quicker search of unsorted databases
Scrapbooks or social networks are collections of mostly unsorted data. The search for single elements in very large data volumes, i.e. for the needle in the data haystack, is extremely complex for classical computers. Scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) have now quantum mechanically implemented and successfully executed Glover's algorithm, a process for the quick finding of a search element in unsorted databases. Their results are reported in the Physical Review Letters.

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2017
2017 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Multifunctional fluorescent nanoparticles for cancer surgery show promise
Even with pre-operative imaging techniques, surgeons still rely on visual inspection to locate malignant tissues during surgery. New research released today at the 2017 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition may help surgeons better view and treat these tumor cells with engineered naphthalocyanine-based nanoparticles (SiNc-PNP) injected 24 hours before surgery, which then light up when they connect with the cancerous tumors.

Contact: Stacey May
mays@aaps.org
703-459-7677
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Chemistry - A European Journal
Molecular magnetism packs power with 'messenger electron'
A UW-Madison lab has made a molecule that gains magnetic strength through an unusual way of controlling those spins, which could lead to a breakthrough in quantam computing.

Contact: John F. Berry
berry@chem.wisc.edu
608-262-7534
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Nature Scientific Reports
Ben-Gurion U. researchers camouflage an optical chip rendering it invisible
The researachers showed that it is possible to bend the light around an object located on the cloak on an optical chip. The light does not interact with the object, thus resulting in the object's invisibility.

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

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers fold a protein within a protein
A research team led by a clinician scientist at the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, has demonstrated it is possible to fold a protein within an engineered protein shell. This is a fundamental breakthrough in synthetic biology with significant applications in the biologics and pharmaceutical sectors.
Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), National Medical Research Council, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: Simin WANG
wangsimin@nus.edu.sg
65-677-27804
National University of Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
3...2...1...Launch! Graphene goes zero G!
Two teams of researchers will explore the benefits of graphene as a light-propulsion material in solar sails, and as a smart coating in loop heat pipes for satellites. Both experiments will be performed in microgravity conditions, to simulate the extreme conditions in space. The solar sails will float in microgravity in a drop tower experiment, while the research team investigating heat pipes will experience weightlessness onboard a parabolic flight.

Contact: Sian Fogden
press@graphene-flagship.eu
44-012-237-62418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Genetic engineering mechanism visualized
Researchers at Kanazawa University and the University of Tokyo report in Nature Communications the visualization of the dynamics of 'molecular scissors' -- the main mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic-engineering technique.
Kao Foundation for Arts and Science, Brain Science Foundation, JST/PRESTO, JST/CREST, Basic Science and Platform Technology Program for Innovative Biological Medicine from AMED, JSPS KAKENHI

Contact: Yumiko Kato
intl.pr@adm.kanazawa-u.ac.jp
81-762-645-963
Kanazawa University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Nature Materials
Learning from photosynthesis
Hao Yan and Neal Woodbury from ASU's Biodesign Institute and colleagues from Harvard and MIT, explore new methods to capitalize on Nature's light-harvesting secrets. Their new study outlines the design of a synthetic system for energy gathering, conversion and transport that may point the way to innovations in solar energy, materials science, nanotechnology and photonics.

Contact: Richard Harth
Richard.Harth@asu.edu
Arizona State University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
Electrochimica Acta
Fuel cell X-ray study details effects of temperature and moisture on performance
To find the right balance of moisture and temperature in a specialized type of hydrogen fuel cell, Berkeley Lab scientists have used X-rays to explore the inner workings of its components at tiny scales.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Nov-2017
2017 AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition
Nano-targeting treatment for prostate cancer
Metastatic or castrate-resistant prostate cancer can spread to the bone in certain patients. While several new treatments are available, they can have a difficult time reaching the bone and can result in missing the metastatic lesions. New research presented today at the 2017 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Annual Meeting and Exposition seeks to address this challenge with the development of a bone-targeted nanoparticle (NP) that delivers the chemotherapy drug cabazitaxel directly to the bone.

Contact: Stacey May
mays@aaps.org
703-459-7677
American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists

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