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Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Nature Photonics
Researchers take giant step towards 'holy grail' of silicon photonics
A group of researchers from the UK, including academics from Cardiff University, has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate.

Contact: Michael Bishop
Cardiff University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials
Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials -- materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties -- thanks to a $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
GA Tech nanotech professor honored as SURA Distinguished Scientist
SURA today announced that Zhong Lin Wang, the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering Regent's Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, will receive its 2016 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award.

Contact: Greg Kubiak
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
2D Materials
Electricity can flow through graphene at high frequencies without energy loss
Electrical signals transmitted at high frequencies lose none of their energy when passed through the 'wonder material' graphene, a study led by Plymouth University has shown.

Contact: Alan Williams
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Nanoscale rotor and gripper push DNA origami to new limits
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have built two new nanoscale machines with moving parts, using DNA as a programmable, self-assembling construction material. In Science Advances, they describe a rotor mechanism formed from interlocking 3-D DNA components. Another recent paper, in Nature Nanotechnology, reported a hinged molecular manipulator, also made from DNA. These are just the latest steps in a campaign to transform so-called 'DNA origami' into an industrially useful, commercially viable technology.
European Research Council, German Research Foundation, German-Israeli Project Cooperation

Contact: Patrick Regan
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Graphene slides smoothly across gold
Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel, and including TU Dresden (Dr. Andrea Benassi and Dr. Xinliang Feng) have been studying the lubricity of this material on the nanometer scale.

Contact: Xinliang Feng
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
The secret to 3-D graphene? Just freeze it
A study published Feb. 10 in the journal Small describes how engineers used a modified 3-D printer and frozen water to create three-dimensional objects made of graphene oxide. The structures could be an important step toward making graphene commercially viable in electronics, medical diagnostic devices and other industries.

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
European Physical Journal Plus
Scrutinizing the tip of molecular probes
Studies of molecules confined to nano- or micropores are of considerable interest to physicists. That's because they can manipulate or stabilize molecules in unstable states or obtain new materials with special properties. In a new study published in EPJ Plus, Stefan Frunza from the National Institute of Materials Physics in Romania and colleagues have discovered the properties of the surface layer in probe molecules on the surface of oxide particles.

Contact: Sabine Lehr

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
International Union of Crystallography Journal
Irregular silicon wafer breakage studied in real-time by direct and diffraction X-ray imaging
Fracture and breakage of single crystals, particularly of silicon wafers, are multi-scale problems: the crack tip starts propagating on an atomic scale with the breaking of chemical bonds, forms crack fronts through the crystal on the micrometre scale and ends macroscopically in catastrophic wafer shattering.

Contact: Jonathan Agbenyega
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
New way to control chemical reactions
Scientists have harnessed static electricity to control chemical reactions for the first time, in a breakthrough that could bring cleaner industry and cheaper nanotechnology. The team used an electric field as a catalyst for a common reaction, the Diels-Alder reaction, improving its reaction rate by a factor of five.

Contact: Michelle Coote
Australian National University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
McMaster University awarded more than $2.3 million for projects that grow economy
Seven McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $2.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to work with industry to grow the economy and create jobs.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Monique Beech
McMaster University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nano Energy
Carbon nanotubes improve metal's longevity under radiation
Carbon nanotubes may improve longevity in nuclear reactors.
US Department of Energy, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Molecular architectures see the light
Organic photovoltaics bear great potential for large-scale, cost-effective solar power generation. One challenge to be surmounted is the poor ordering of the thin layers on top of the electrodes. Utilizing self-assembly on atomically flat, transparent substrates, a team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich has engineered ordered monolayers of molecular networks with photovoltaic responses. The findings open up intriguing possibilities for the bottom-up fabrication of optoelectronic devices with molecular precision.

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
ORNL researchers stack the odds for novel optoelectronic 2-D materials
Stacking layers of nanometer-thin semiconducting materials at different angles is a new approach to designing the next generation of energy-efficient transistors and solar cells. Recently a team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the vibrations between two layers to decipher their stacking patterns. Their study provides a platform for engineering two-dimensional materials with optical and electronic properties that strongly depend on stacking configurations.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nanostructures used as biosensors allow diseases or allergens to be detected
The industrial engineer Iñaki Cornago-Santos has developed structures on a nanometric scale that can be used as biosensors for medical, food or environmental sectors to detect diseases, allergens or contaminants; or can be used to reduce the reflection of solar cells in order to increase their efficiency. This is what he says in his Ph.D. thesis defended at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre.

Contact: Oihane Lakar Iraizoz
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Spinning better electronic devices
A team of researchers, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated for the first time the transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development that could help create more energy efficient electronic devices.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Central Science
Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries
Scientists from Vanderbilt and George Washington universities have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced with carbon recovered from the atmosphere.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David F Salisbury
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Central Science
Turning smokestack emissions into carbon nanotube-containing batteries
Carbon dioxide is a main component of smokestack emissions and the most important greenhouse gas implicated in climate change. This week in ACS Central Science, researchers show that they can turn this pollutant into something useful -- a material in high demand for high-tech batteries that are needed to store 'green' energy such as solar power, while limiting the environmental impact of current power plants.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
NSF grant to help researcher with manufacture of ultra-thin precision parts
Kansas State University's Shuting Lei has received a National Science Foundation Manufacturing Machines and Equipment grant for his work on machining precision parts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Source: Shuting Lei
Kansas State University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Macromolecular Nanotechnology Journal
Physicists get a perfect material for air filters
A research team from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have synthesized the material that is perfect for protection of respiratory organs, analytical research and other practical purposes. An almost weightless fabric made of nylon nanofibers with a diameter less than 15 nm beats any other similar materials in terms of filtering and optical properties.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Nature Chemistry
From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial
A molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building a new kind of DNA structure.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
McGill University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Surrey's £3m grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies
A new £3 million grant announced today by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has been awarded to the University of Surrey to provide the answer to the challenge of enabling solid state quantum technologies, leading to quantum computers.

Contact: Amy Sutton
University of Surrey

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Lifetime breakthrough promising for low-cost and efficient OLED displays and lights
Researchers at Kyushu University demonstrated a new and simple modification with the potential to improve the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes in displays and lighting using both typical emitting materials and future ones with increased efficiency at a lower cost.
Kumamoto Collaborations on Organic Electronics under the Regional Innovation Strategy Support Program sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: William John Potscavage Jr.
Kyushu University, OPERA

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
NCE to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students at 18th Annual Salute to Excellence
Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution
Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
City College of New York

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