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Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Nanotechnology
Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing
Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery in the area of photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films.
National Science Foundation, Murdock Charitable Trust

Contact: Rajiv Malhotra
Malhotra@oregonstate.edu
541-737-5621
Oregon State University

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
NJIT's Sirkar named a 2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
NJIT's Kamalesh Sirkar, a distinguished professor of chemical engineering acclaimed for his innovations in industrial membrane technology used to separate and purify air, water and waste streams and to improve the quality of manufactured products such as pharmaceuticals, solvents and nanoparticles, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
973-596-3433
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The sound of quantum vacuum
Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane into motion in the process of a measurement. The membrane is an accurate model for future ultraprecise quantum sensors, whose complex nature may even hold the key to overcome fundamental quantum limits.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Nanoscale
Sensor sensation
OIST researchers create a novel sensor capable of measuring both charge and mass of biomolecules with potential applications in healthcare diagnostics.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Nanoscale 'conversations' create complex, multi-layered structures
Scientists have developed a way to efficiently create scalable, multilayer, multi-patterned nanoscale structures with unprecedented complexity. The method introduces a significant leap in material intelligence, because each self-assembled layer guides the configuration of additional layers.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 21-Dec-2016
UTA bioengineering professor Kytai Nguyen named AIMBE Fellow
Kytai Nguyen, a professor in the Bioengineering Department at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been named a Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering.

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 21-Dec-2016
Optical Materials Express
Ultra-small nanocavity advances technology for secure quantum-based data encryption
Researchers have developed a new type of light-enhancing optical cavity that is only 200 nanometers tall and 100 nanometers across. Their new nanoscale system represents a step toward brighter single-photon sources, which could help propel quantum-based encryption and a truly secure and future-proofed network.

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

Public Release: 21-Dec-2016
ACS Nano
Nanoarray sniffs out and distinguishes multiple diseases
Before modern medical lab techniques became available, doctors diagnosed some diseases by smelling a patient's breath. Scientists have been working for years to develop analytical instruments that can mimic this sniff-and-diagnose ability. Now, researchers report in the journal ACS Nano that they have identified a unique 'breathprint' for each disease. Using this information, they have designed a device that screens breath samples to classify and diagnose several types of diseases.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Physical Review E
Coffee-ring phenomenon explained in new theory
The formation of a simple coffee stain has been the subject of complex study for decades, though it turns out that there remain some stones still to be turned. Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have modeled how a colloidal droplet evaporates and found a previously overlooked mechanism that more accurately determines the dynamics of particle deposition in evaporating sessile droplets, which has ramifications in many fields of today's technological world.

Contact: Mike Wolterbeek
mwolterbeek@unr.edu
University of Nevada, Reno

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Next Generation Solar Energy Meets Nanotechnology
Going green with nanotechnology
Reducing the environmental impact of organic solar cell production, building more efficient energy storage: Würzburg-based research institutes have provided for progress in the Bavarian project association UMWELTnanoTECH. Below, we will present their outstanding results.
Bavarian State Ministry/Environment and Consumer Protection, Germany

Contact: Dr. Esther Knemeyer Pereira
presse@uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-6002
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Characterization of magnetic nanovortices simplified
Processors and storage media making use of tiny structures called 'skyrmions' could one day lead to the further miniaturization of IT devices and improve their energy efficiency significantly. Physicists from Jülich have now put forward a method which could speed up the screening of suitable materials.

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 20-Dec-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Closer ties for silver clusters
KAUST researchers develop silver nanoclusters with hydrogen-rich shells to offer new opportunities in catalysis and opto-electronics.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
First use of graphene to detect cancer cells
By interfacing brain cells onto graphene, researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have shown they can differentiate a single hyperactive cancerous cell from a normal cell, pointing the way to developing a simple, noninvasive tool for early cancer diagnosis.
University of Illinois at Chicago

Contact: Bill Burton
burton@uic.edu
312-996-2269
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
Advanced Functional Materials
Nanoparticle-based method shows promise in DNA vaccine delivery
Researchers have developed a novel method for delivering therapeutic molecules into cells. The method harnesses gold nanoparticles that are electrically activated, causing them to oscillate and bore holes in cells' outer membranes and allowing key molecules -- such as DNA, RNA, and proteins -- to gain entry.

Contact: Lori Schroth
ljschroth@partners.org
617-525-6374
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
Rudolph's antlers inspire next generation of unbreakable materials
Scientists from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have discovered the secret behind the toughness of deer antlers and how they can resist breaking during fights.

Contact: Mark Byrne
m.byrne@qmul.ac.uk
44-781-590-2560
Queen Mary University of London

Public Release: 19-Dec-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Study: How to keep nanoparticle caterpillars safe from the crows of the immune system
A University of Colorado Cancer Center paper published Dec. 19 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology details how the immune system recognizes nanoparticles, potentially paving the way to counteract or avoid this detection.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Garth Sundem
garth.sundem@ucdenver.edu
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Public Release: 18-Dec-2016
Experts panel created to identify emerging technologies of greatest help to Africa
Harvard University's Calestous Juma will co-chair a new High Level African Panel on Emerging Technologies, created to identify and foster appropriate regulation and use of existing and emerging technologies of greatest help to Africa's economic development. The Panel is mandated to assess the ethical and safety requirements and standards of emerging technologies and help promote their responsible regulation without imposing an undue burden on their adoption.

Contact: Terry Collins
tc@tca.tc
416-878-8712
Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Pacific Northwest researchers to play key role in new Manufacturing USA Institute
PNNL and Oregon State University are part of the newest institute under the Manufacturing USA Initiative. PNNL and OSU will co-lead the Module and Component Manufacturing Focus Area for the institute.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Susan Bauer
susan.bauer@pnnl.gov
509-372-6083
DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Carbon dots dash toward 'green' recycling role
Nitrogen-doped graphene quantum dots are used as electrocatalysts to reduce carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, to valuable hydrocarbons like ethylene and ethanol.
SABIC Global Technologies, B.V.

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

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
NIST device for detecting subatomic-scale motion may aid robotics, homeland security
Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a new device that measures the motion of super-tiny particles traversing distances almost unimaginably small -- shorter than the diameter of a hydrogen atom.

Contact: Ben Stein
benjamin.stein@nist.gov
301-975-2763
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Physical Review Applied
World's smallest radio receiver has building blocks the size of 2 atoms
Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have made the world's smallest radio receiver -- built out of an assembly of atomic-scale defects in pink diamonds. This tiny radio -- whose building blocks are the size of two atoms -- can withstand extremely harsh environments and is biocompatible, meaning it could work anywhere from a probe on Venus to a pacemaker in a human heart.
STC Center for Integrated Quantum Materials

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Science
Scientists boost catalytic activity for key chemical reaction in fuel cells
New catalysts containing platinum and lead could improve the efficiency of fuel cells -- a promising technology for producing clean energy.
DOE/Office of Science, California State University-Northridge, Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility, National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Ministry of Science and Technology

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Dec-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Movable microplatform floats on a sea of droplets
A platform floating on tiny droplets, using hydrophobic and hydrophilic surfaces, could provide precise motion control for optical devices, MEMS and other systems.
Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Nanotechnology
WPI researchers build liquid biopsy chip that detects metastatic cancer cells in blood
A 'liquid biopsy' chip developed by mechanical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute can trap and identify metastatic cancer cells in a small amount of blood drawn from a cancer patient. The breakthrough technology uses a simple mechanical method that has been shown to be more effective in trapping cancer cells than the microfluidic approach employed in many existing devices. The device captures cancer cells with antibodies attached to carbon nanotubes.

Contact: Michael Dorsey
mwdorsey@wpi.edu
508-831-5609
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Public Release: 15-Dec-2016
Nature Physics
Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits
An international collaboration between physicists at the University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, McGill University, and the University of Konstanz recently demonstrated a new framework for faster control of a quantum bit. First published online Nov. 28, 2016, in Nature Physics, their experiments on a single electron in a diamond chip could create quantum devices that are less to prone to errors when operated at high speeds.
US Department of Energy, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Science Foundation, German Research Foundation

Contact: Greg Borzo
gborzo@comcast.net
773-702-8366
University of Chicago

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