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Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Nature Physics
New use for X-rays: A radar gun for unruly atoms
Using coherent X-rays, a new technique has been discovered for sensing motion and velocity of small groups of atoms. This advance gives an unprecedented, nanoscale view of disordered objects as they are being created -- like the thin films used to make solar cells and LCD screens.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Joshua Brown
University of Vermont

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Nano Letters
Flat boron is a superconductor
Rice University scientists have determined that two-dimensional boron is a natural low-temperature superconductor. It may be the only 2-D material with such potential.
Office of Naval Research, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2016
Plant Physiology
Illuminating the inner 'machines' that give bacteria an energy boost
Scientists at the University of Liverpool have tracked how microscopic organisms called cyanobacteria make use of internal protein 'machines' to boost their ability to convert carbon dioxide into sugar during photosynthesis.
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Royal Society

Contact: Nicola Frost
University of Liverpool

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Penn researchers move one step closer to sustainable hydrogen production
Christopher Murray of the University of Pennsylvania, Matteo Cargnello of Stanford and others found that, by lengthening nanorods, hydrogen production can happen quicker and more sustainably.

Contact: Michele Berger
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Journal of Applied Physics
Molecular-scale ALD discovery could have industrial-sized impact
University of Alberta engineering researchers have developed a new method of making thin films -- materials that are essential in today's computers and electronic devices -- by adapting current atomic layer deposition techniques.
Alberta Innovates

Contact: Richard Cairney
University of Alberta

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
USDA announces $5.2 million for nanotechnology research
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $5.2 million to support nanotechnology research at 11 universities.
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Contact: Amanda Hils
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Food Structure
For the first time scientists can observe the nano structure of food in 3-D
Scientists from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and the Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland, have, for the first time, created a 3-D image of food on the nanometer scale. The method the scientists used is called Ptychographic X-ray computed tomography. It has promising prospects as a more detailed knowledge of the structure of complex food systems could potentially save the food industry large sums of money and reduce food waste that occurs because of faulty production.
The Danish Council for Strategic Research, Swiss Light Source, Paul Scherrer Institute

Contact: Jens Risbo
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 30-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Revealing the fluctuations of flexible DNA in 3-D
Scientists have captured the first high-resolution 3-D images from individual double-helix DNA segments attached to gold nanoparticles, which could aid in the use of DNA segments as building blocks for molecular devices that function as nanoscale drug-delivery systems, markers for biological research, and components for electronic devices.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nanoparticles deliver anticancer cluster bombs
Scientists have devised a triple-stage 'cluster bomb' system for delivering the chemotherapy drug cisplatin, via tiny nanoparticles designed to break up when they reach a tumor.
National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Quinn Eastman
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Physical Review Applied
How to make metal alloys that stand up to hydrogen
MIT researchers find new approach to preventing embrittlement that could be useful in nuclear reactors.
Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Revealing the ion transport at nanoscale
EPFL researchers have shown that a law of physics having to do with electron transport at nanoscale can also be analogously applied to the ion transport. This discovery provides insight into a key aspect of how ion channels function within our living cells.
SNSF Consolidator Grant Bionic

Contact: Aleksandra Radenovic
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Nano Letters
Engineering black gold, as light as the bones of birds
New research affiliated with UNIST suggests a new material that is more solid and 30 percent lighter than standard gold.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, KIST-UNIST partnership program

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
CWRU researchers make biosensor 1 million times more sensitive
To provide oncologists a way to detect a single molecule of an enzyme produced by circulating cancer cells, physicists and engineers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an optical sensor, based on nanostructured metamaterials, that's 1 million times more sensitive than the current best available. The device proved capable of identifying a single lightweight molecule in a highly dilute solution.
Ohio Third Frontier Project Research Cluster on Surfaces in Advanced Materials, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, MORE Center at CWRU, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Computer simulation discloses new effect of cavitation
Researchers have discovered a so far unknown formation mechanism of cavitation bubbles by means of a model calculation. In the Science Advances journal, they describe how oil-repellent and oil-attracting surfaces influence a passing oil flow. Depending on the viscosity of the oil, a steam bubble forms in the transition area. This so-called cavitation may damage material of e.g. ship propellers or pumps. However, it may also have a positive effect.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 25-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Unlocking the gates to quantum computing
Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum computing by simplifying a complex quantum logic operation. They demonstrated this by experimentally realizing a challenging circuit -- the quantum Fredkin gate -- for the first time.

Contact: Helen Wright
Griffith University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Nanocrystal self-assembly sheds its secrets
The secret to a long-hidden magic trick behind the self-assembly of nanocrystal structures is starting to be revealed. The findings were reported in the journal Nature Materials in a paper by Assistant Professor William A. Tisdale and grad student Mark C. Weidman, both at MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, and Detlef-M. Smilgies at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.
Center for Excitonics, US Department of Energy, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Michael Rutter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Saving sunshine for a rainy day: New catalyst offers efficient storage of green energy
We can't control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding efficient ways to store energy from alternative sources remains an urgent research problem. Now, a group led by Professor Ted Sargent at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering may have a solution inspired by nature. The team has designed the most efficient catalyst for storing energy in chemical form, just like plants do during photosynthesis.
Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, CIFAR Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Program, US Department of Energy

Contact: Marit Mitchell
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
New open source software for high resolution microscopy
Bielefeld physicists report their new development in Nature Communications.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Huser
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Graphene nanoribbons: It's all about the edges
As reported by the journal Nature in its latest issue, researchers from Empa, the Max Planck Institute in Mainz and the Technical University of Dresden have for the first time succeeded in producing graphene nanoribbons with perfect zigzag edges from molecules. Electrons on these zigzag edges exhibit different (and coupled) rotational directions ('spin'). This could make graphene nanoribbons the material of choice for electronics of the future, so-called spintronics.
Swiss National Science Foundation, European Research Council, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Dr. Roman Fasel
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nanocage surfaces get 'makeover' in room temperature
Kyoto University team exploits preexisting crystal 'molds' to make copper oxide nanocrystals morph into hollow copper sulfide nanocages through anion exchange, and ultimately into cadmium sulfide and zinc sulfide nanocages.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan

Contact: Anna Ikarashi
Kyoto University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Bath semiconductor research boosted by new nano-scale patterning equipment
The University of Bath is the only university in the UK to have installed a unique Nano-Lithography printing system, enabling Bath to lead the way in the development of advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors.
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Robert Breckon
University of Bath

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Materials Horizons
Microagents with revolutionary potential
Micro and nanorobots that attack tumors with maximum precision using drugs: this is what the fight against cancer may look like in the future. A group of ETH researchers led by Salvador Pané are laying the foundations with magnetoelectric-controlled Janus machines.

Contact: Dr. Salvador Pané
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light
Pioneering research paves way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being put under a light bulb or worn out in the sun.

Contact: Dr Rajesh Ramanathan
RMIT University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Printing nanomaterials with plasma
Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as paper or cloth. The technique could make it easier and cheaper to build devices like wearable chemical and biological sensors, flexible memory devices and batteries, and integrated circuits. They describe their work in this week's Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: AIP Media Line
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Advanced Materials
Wrinkles and crumples make graphene better
Brown University researchers have developed a method for making super-wrinkled and super-crumpled sheets of the nanomaterial graphene. The research shows that the topography can enhance some of graphene's already interesting properties.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

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