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Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Energy
New Stanford battery shuts down at high temperatures and restarts when it cools
Stanford researchers have developed the first lithium-ion battery that shuts down before overheating, then restarts immediately when the temperature cools. The new technology could prevent the kind of fires that have prompted recalls and bans on a wide range of battery-powered devices, from computers to hoverboards.
US Department of Energy, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Precourt Institute for Energy

Contact: Mark Shwartz
Stanford University

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Recycling light
In a study published in Nature Nanotechnology, a team of MIT researchers describes a way to recycle light emitted at unwanted infrared wavelengths while optimizing the emission at useful visible wavelengths. While as a proof-of-concept the research group built a more energy-efficient incandescent light bulb, the same approach could also be used to improve the performance of other hot thermal emitters, including thermo-photovoltaic devices.
Solid-State Solar Thermal Energy Conversion Center, US Department of Energy, Army Research Office through the Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Contact: Ognjen Ilic
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies

Public Release: 11-Jan-2016
Future of lung treatment: Malaysian scientists join Harvard team creating safe, effective nano drugs
Scientists from Malaysia are teaming with Harvard University experts to help revolutionize the treatment of lung diseases -- the safe, effective delivery of nanomedicine deep into parts of the lung unreachable using common inhalers. Other Malaysian Institute for Innovative Nanotechnology research pursuits include converting greenhouse gases into an energy source; 'Smart farming' nanosensors; more. The new national nanotech program, initiated through Malaysia's Global Science & Innovation Advisory Council, aims to make a macro impact in health, energy, environment, agriculture, electronics.

Contact: Terry Collins
Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology

Public Release: 10-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Two-stage power management system boosts energy-harvesting efficiency
A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest energy from irregular human motion such as walking, running or finger tapping.

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
Mechanical properties of nanomaterials are altered due to electric field, researchers find
University of Wyoming researchers for the first time have found that the electric field changes the fracture toughness of nanomaterials.

Contact: TeYu Chien
University of Wyoming

Public Release: 8-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Electronically connected graphene nanoribbons foresee high-speed electronics
An international research team at Tohoku University's Advanced Institute of Materials Research succeeded in chemically interconnecting chiral-edge graphene nanoribbons with zigzag-edge features by molecular assembly, and demonstrated electronic connection between GNRs.

Contact: Patrick Han
Tohoku University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Nature Chemistry
A 'printing press' for nanoparticles
Gold nanoparticles have unusual properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of technologies. Some of the most interesting properties emerge when nanoparticles are brought close together. But a major challenge has been finding ways to assemble these bits of gold while controlling the three-dimensional shape of their arrangement. In results reported in Nature Chemistry, researchers from McGill University outline a new technique.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
ACS Nano
Researchers gauge quantum properties of nanotubes, essential for next-gen electronics
Today, a group of scientists from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Lehigh University and Harvard University are reporting on the discovery of an important method for measuring the properties of nanotube materials using a microwave probe.
National Reconnaissance Office Director's Innovation Initiative award, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation Civil Mechanical and Manufacturing Innovation Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry Award

Contact: Lori Friedman
Lehigh University

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Tiny 'flasks' speed up chemical reactions
Self-assembling nanosphere clusters may improve everything from drug synthesis to drug delivery.

Contact: Yael Edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 7-Jan-2016
Advanced Materials
Researchers ride new sound wave to health discovery
Acoustics experts have created a new class of sound wave -- the first in more than half a century -- in a breakthrough they hope could lead to a revolution in stem cell therapy.

Contact: Amgad Rezk
RMIT University

Public Release: 6-Jan-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Nanowalls for smartphones
Researchers at ETH Zurich have manufactured transparent electrodes for use in touchscreens using a novel nanoprinting process. The new electrodes are some of the most transparent and conductive that have ever been developed.

Contact: Dimos Poulikakos
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, January 2016
January 2016 story tips include: Unmanned Aerial Systems Research Center at ORNL offers world of opportunities; New ORNL material offers clear advantages for consumer products and more; Hospital occupancy data helping ORNL study population distribution; Laser beams, plasmonic sensors able to detect trace biochemical compounds; ORNL devises new tool to map vegetation, wildlife habitat; ORNL software connects dots of disparate data; ORNL breaks mold with steel like none other.

Contact: Ron Walli
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Optics Express
New material for detecting photons captures more quantum information
Detecting individual particles of light just got a bit more precise -- by 74 picoseconds to be exact -- thanks to advances in materials by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers and their colleagues in fabricating superconducting nanowires.

Contact: Laura Ost
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 5-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
New bimetallic alloy nanoparticles for printed electronic circuits
A Toyohashi Tech researcher, in cooperation with researchers at Duke University, has invented a production method for oxidation-resistant copper alloy nanoparticles for printed electronics. These novel nanoparticles were produced by an environmentally friendly and economical 'wire explosion' method. This invention will expand the application range of printed electronics.

Contact: Michiteru Kitazaki
Toyohashi University of Technology

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
Applied Physics Letters
New research could help build better fighter planes and space shuttles
Thousands bound together are still thinner than a single strand of human hair, but with research from Binghamton University, boron nitride nanotubes may help build better fighter planes and space shuttles. A team of scientists led by Changhong Ke, associate professor of mechanical engineering at Binghamton University's Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science, and researcher Xiaoming Chen were the first to determine the interface strength between boron nitride nanotubes and epoxy and other polymers.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research/Low Density Materials, NASA

Contact: Changhong Ke
Binghamton University

Public Release: 4-Jan-2016
How to train your bacterium
Berkeley Lab researchers are using the bacterium Moorella thermoacetica to perform photosynthesis and also to synthesize semiconductor nanoparticles in a hybrid artificial photosynthesis system for converting sunlight into valuable chemical products.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Dec-2015
Environmental Science & Technology
PRO as a sustainable energy production system is crippled by biofouling
According to the new study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology, researchers at the Zuckerberg Institute and Yale University found that, 'power generation by PRO produces little and next to nothing due to biofouling caused by bacteria that clog the membrane structure and the feed channel.' Prior to this study, researchers from Yale reported that this technology is thermodynamically challenging and is hardly viable.

Contact: Andrew Lavin
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 28-Dec-2015
Advanced Functional Materials
New acoustic technique reveals structural information in nanoscale materials
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new nondestructive technique for investigating phase transitions in materials by examining the acoustic response at the nanoscale.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Dec-2015
Optical Materials Express
A new metamaterial will speed up computers
A team of scientists from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology and the Landau Institute for Theoretical Physics in the Russian Academy of Sciences has proposed a two-dimensional metamaterial composed of silver elements, that refracts light in an unusual way. The research has been published on Nov. 18, 2015, in Optical Materials Express. In the future, these structures will be able to be used to develop compact optical devices, as well as to create an 'invisibility cloak.'

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 28-Dec-2015
Nano Letters
Nanoworld 'snow blowers' carve straight channels in semiconductor surfaces
Easy to control, new gold-nanoparticle-catalyzed process for creating patterns of channels with nanoscale dimensions could help to spawn entirely new technologies fashioned from ensembles of ultra-small structures.
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Mark Bello
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 24-Dec-2015
Choreographing the dance of electrons
Scientists at the National University of Singapore have demonstrated a new way of controlling electrons by confining them in a device made out of atomically thin materials, and applying external electric and magnetic fields.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
UTA wins $1.24 million Navy grant to show how shockwaves injure brains of soldiers
Michael Cho, chair of bioengineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has won a $1.24 million Navy grant to show how shockwaves injure brains of soldiers in battle.
Office of Naval Research Warfighter Performance Department

Contact: Kristin Sullivan
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
UCLA researchers create exceptionally strong and lightweight new metal
A team led by researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has created a super-strong yet light structural metal with extremely high specific strength and modulus, or stiffness-to-weight ratio. To create the super-strong but lightweight metal, the team found a new way to disperse and stabilize nanoparticles in molten metals. The research was published in Nature.
NIH/National Institute of Standards and Technology

Contact: Matthew Chin
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 23-Dec-2015
Optoelectronic microprocessors built using existing chip manufacturing
Using only processes found in existing microchip fabrication facilities, researchers at MIT, Berkeley, and University of Colorado have produced a working optoelectronic microprocessor, which computes electronically but uses light to move information.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Dec-2015
Nature Photonics
Ringing in a new way to measure and modulate trapped light
Visualizing the vibration patterns will help scientists to perfect ultrasensitive optical sensors for detecting biomolecules and even single atoms.

Contact: Mark Esser
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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