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Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
Nanofur for oil spill cleanup
Some water ferns can absorb large volumes of oil within a short time, because their leaves are strongly water-repellent and, at the same time, highly oil-absorbing. Researchers of KIT, together with colleagues of Bonn University, have found that the oil-binding capacity of the water plant results from the hairy microstructure of its leaves. It is now used as a model to further develop the new Nanofur material for the environmentally friendly cleanup of oil spills.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
Nature Chemistry
LiH mediates low-temperature ammonia synthesis
The Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics research group led by Professor Chen Ping demonstrates, for the first time, that the scaling relations on catalytic NH3 synthesis can be 'broken.' Thus, NH3 synthesis under mild reaction conditions can be achieved at an unprecedentedly high rate over a new set of catalysts.

Contact: Lu Xinyi
Chinese Academy of Sciences Headquarters

Public Release: 23-Aug-2016
American Chemical Society 252nd National Meeting & Exposition
Stretchy supercapacitors power wearable electronics
A future of soft robots or smart T-shirts may depend on the development of stretchy power sources. But traditional batteries are thick and rigid -- not ideal properties for materials that would be used in tiny malleable devices. In a step toward wearable electronics, a team of researchers has produced a stretchy micro-supercapacitor using ribbons of graphene. The researchers present their work at the 252nd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
Advanced Materials
Researchers reduce expensive noble metals for fuel cell reactions
Washington State University researchers have developed a novel nanomaterial that could improve the performance and lower the costs of fuel cells by using fewer precious metals like platinum or palladium.
Washington State University Start-up Fund

Contact: Yuehe Lin
Washington State University

Public Release: 22-Aug-2016
New theory could lead to new generation of energy friendly optoelectronics
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast and ETH Zurich, Switzerland, have created a new theoretical framework which could help physicists and device engineers design better optoelectronics, leading to less heat generation and power consumption in electronic devices which source, detect, and control light.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, National Science Foundation, The Queen's Fellow Award

Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 19-Aug-2016
Nano Letters
Spider silk: Mother Nature's bio-superlens
Hot on the heels of a paper revealing that a team at Bangor University's School of Electronic Engineering has used a nanobead-derived superlens to break the perceived resolution barrier, the same team has achieved another world first by using spider silk as a superlens to increase the microscope's potential.
Ser Cymru National Research Networking Advanced Engineering and Materials

Contact: Dr. Zengbo Wang
Bangor University

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
Advanced Optical Materials
Natural scale caterpillar soft robot is powered and controlled with light
Researchers at the Faculty of Physics at the University of Warsaw, using the liquid crystal elastomer technology, originally developed in the LENS Institute in Florence, demonstrated a bioinspired micro-robot capable of mimicking caterpillar gaits in natural scale. The 15-millimeter long soft robot harvests energy from green light and is controlled by spatially modulated laser beam. Apart from traveling on flat surfaces, it can also climb slopes, squeeze through narrow slits and transport loads.
National Science Centre of Poland

Contact: Piotr Wasylczyk
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 18-Aug-2016
A new way to display the 3-D structure of molecules
Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley Researchers have developed nanoscale display cases that enables new atomic-scale views of hard-to-study chemical and biological samples.

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

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
Lab team spins ginger into nanoparticles to heal inflammatory bowel disease
Researchers with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University have developed 'edible ginger-derived nanoparticles' that they believe may be good medicine for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease. The particles may also help fight cancer linked to colitis, according to experiments in mice.
US Department of Veterans Affairs, National Institutes of Health, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America

Contact: Greg Kendall
Veterans Affairs Research Communications

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
UA phononics pioneer probes the untapped powers of sound
A founder of phononics, the emerging science of sound, receives $1.8 million from the NSF to bend acoustic waves in nature-defying ways.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jill Goetz
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
ACS Central Science
New method to identify microscopic failure
The Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has recently found a new way to identify microscopic damage in polymers and composite materials before total failure occurs.
BP International Centre for Advanced Materials

Contact: Maeve Reilly
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria
Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Contact: Bob Freeman
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials
The US Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects -- one team led by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the other team led by DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -- will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Dawn Levy
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Chemistry - A European Journal
McMaster researchers resolve a problem that has been holding back a technological revolution
Researchers at McMaster University have cleared that obstacle by developing a new way to purify carbon nanotubes -- the smaller, nimbler semiconductors that are expected to replace silicon within computer chips and a wide array of electronics.

Contact: Michelle Donovan
McMaster University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Physical Review B
'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives
Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including explosives.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers discover that DNA naturally fluoresces
The new discovery opens door for staining-free, super-resolution imaging and expands understanding of biology.

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision
Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors.
Consortium québécois sur la découverte du médicament, Canada Research Chairs, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Annie Touchette
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Nanoribbons in solutions mimic nature
Graphene nanoribbons twist and bend like DNA or proteins in a solution and their rigidity can be tuned, making them potentially useful for biomimetic applications, according to Rice University scientists.
Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 14-Aug-2016
ACS Photonics
Wi-fi from lasers
New fabrication of white light makes data transfer up to 20x faster. Soon we could use normal lighting for our wireless connectivity.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 12-Aug-2016
Science Advances
Seeing the invisible: Visible light superlens made from nanobeads
A paper in Science Advances provides proof of a new concept, using new solid 3-D superlenses to break through the scale of things previously visible through a microscope.
National Natural Science Foundation of China, Science and Technology Foundation of Shanghai, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Sêr Cymru National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials

Contact: Dr. Zengbo Wang
Bangor University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Launch of graphene-enhanced PLA filaments for 3-D printing
Haydale Composite Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haydale, will be launching graphene-enhanced poly lactic acid ('PLA') filaments for 3-D printing at the TCT show in Birmingham, UK, on Sept. 28-29, 2016. This is a collaboration with Filamentprint Ltd., a company specializing in the compounding and manufacture of thermoplastic filaments for 3-D printing, and Fullerex Ltd. (HGI's sales agent for its functionalized nano materials) to promote and sell graphene-enhanced PLA filaments for 3-D printing applications.

Contact: Gerry Boyce
Hermes Financial Public Relations

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Chemical Communications
Quantum dots with impermeable shell: A powerful tool for nanoengineering
Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists from Warsaw have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully functionalized with modern click chemistry. This achievement is of interest not only due to the numerous potential applications, but also because in hitherto experiments copper compounds used as catalyst in click reactions have always destroyed the ability of quantum dots to emit light.
Polish National Science Centre

Contact: Janusz Lewinski
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Tailored probes for atomic force microscopes
Atomic force microscopes make the nanostructure of surfaces visible. Their probes scan the investigation material with finest measurement needles. KIT has now succeeded in adapting these needles to the application. For any measurement task, e.g. for various biological samples, a suitable measurement needle can be produced. For production, 3-D laser lithography, i.e. a 3-D printer of structures in the nanometer size, is applied. This success has made it to the title page of the Applied Physics Letters journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Advanced Materials
Two become one: How to turn green light blue
The upconversion of photons allows for a more efficient use of light: two photons are converted into a single photon having higher energy. Researchers at KIT now showed for the first time that the inner interfaces between surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks (SURMOFs) are suited perfectly for this purpose -- they turned green light blue. The result, which is now being published in the Advanced Materials journal, opens up new opportunities for optoelectronic applications such as solar cells or LEDs.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Scientists count microscopic particles without microscope
Scientists from Russia and Australia put forward a simple new way of counting microscopic particles in optical materials. A laser beam passing through such a material splits and forms a pattern of numerous bright spots on a projection screen. The researchers found that the number of these spots corresponds to the number of particles in the material. This finding allows to determine the material structure without resorting to microscopy. The work was published in Scientific Reports.
Russian Science Foundation, Australian Research Council

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

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