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Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
Switchable material could enable new memory chips
MIT researchers have found that small voltage can flip thin film between two crystal states -- one metallic, one semiconducting.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Scientific Reports
New process enables easier isolation of carbon nanotubes
Using this new method, long carbon nanotubes with high structural integrity, and without contaminants, can be obtained. The improved characteristics of these high-quality nanotubes can then be utilized in fields such as materials science, and in electrical and biomedical applications.

Contact: Yumiko Masumoto
wpisyogai@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
81-928-026-935
Kyushu University, I2CNER

Public Release: 20-Jan-2016
Advanced Materials
Copper deposition to fabricate tiny 3-D objects
A new 3-D microprinting process allows scientists to easily manufacture tiny, complex metal components. The used technology was designed by ETH researchers years ago for biological research and has now been further developed for a completely different application.

Contact: PD Dr. Tomaso Zambelli
zambelli@biomed.ee.ethz.ch
41-446-324-575
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Optics and Photonics News
Colorado State University's breakthrough imaging tool maps cells' composition in 3-D
A one-of-a-kind instrument built at CSU lets scientists map cellular composition in three dimensions at the nanoscale, allowing researchers to watch how cells respond to new medications at the most minute level ever observed.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Jeff Dodge
jeff.dodge@colostate.edu
970-491-4251
Colorado State University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Bismuth-based nanoribbons show 'topological' transport, potential for new technologies
Researchers have created nanoribbons of an emerging class of materials called topological insulators and used a magnetic field to control their semiconductor properties, a step toward harnessing the technology to study exotic physics and building new spintronic devices or quantum computers.
DARPA, National Science Foundation

Contact: emil venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
FAU bioengineer receives NIH grant for novel biodegradable stent for esophageal cancer
Using a special 3-D printing technique, researchers at FAU will develop the tissue-engineered stent for esophageal cancer using biodegradable elastomeric polymer materials that will make it sufficiently rigid yet flexible enough to expand and contract with the esophagus. This new stent, which will mechanically open the esophagus, also will release the anti-cancer drug paclitaxel to locally treat esophageal cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Gisele Galoustian
ggaloust@fau.edu
561-297-2676
Florida Atlantic University

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Four University of South Florida professors elected as AIMBE Fellows
Four University of South Florida professors have been elected to the 2016 College of Fellows of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering: Cesario Borlongan and Shyam Mohapatra from the USF Morsani College of Medicine, USF Health; and Robert Frisina, Jr., and Sudeep Sarkar from the USF College of Engineering.

Contact: Judy Lowry
jhlowry@usf.edu
813-974-3181
University of South Florida (USF Innovation)

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Physics
Watching electrons cool in 30 quadrillionths of a second
Two University of California, Riverside assistant professors of physics are among a team of researchers that have developed a new way of seeing electrons cool off in an extremely short time period.

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Communications
Nano-photonics meets nano-mechanics
In a recent work published in Nature Communications, ICFO researchers Reserbat-Plantey, Schadler, and Gaudreau, led by ICREA Professors at ICFO F. H. L. Koppens and A. Bachtold and ICFO Professor D. Chang, have presented a novel type of hybrid system, consisting of an on-chip graphene NEMS suspended a few tens of nanometres above nitrogen-vacancy centres (NVCs), which are stable single-photon emitters embedded in nanodiamonds.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
34-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanoparticles combine photodynamic and molecular therapies against pancreatic cancer
A nanoparticle drug-delivery system that combines two complementary types of anticancer treatment could improve outcomes for patients with pancreatic cancer and other highly treatment-resistant tumors while decreasing toxicity.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Katie Marquedant
kmarquedant@partners.org
617-726-0337
Massachusetts General Hospital

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature Energy
Converting solar energy into electric power via photobioelectrochemical cells
Researchers report a novel method to use photo-bioelectrochemical cells to photonically drive biocatalytic fuel cells while generating electrical power from solar energy. The study results provide a general approach to assemble photo-bioelectrochemical solar cells with wide implications for solar energy conversion, bioelectrocatalysis and sensing.

Contact: Dov Smith
dovs@savion.huji.ac.il
972-258-82844
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nature
Mechanical quanta see the light
Interconnecting different quantum systems is important for future quantum computing architectures, but has proven difficult to achieve. Researchers from the TU Delft and the University of Vienna have now realized a first step towards a universal quantum link based on quantum-mechanical vibrations of a nanomechanical device.

Contact: Markus Aspelmeyer
markus.aspelmeyer@univie.ac.at
43-142-777-2531
University of Vienna

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
ACS Photonics
Physicists develop a cooling system for the processors of the future
Researchers from MIPT have found a solution to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components. These components will be essential for high-speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of the future.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Applied Materials and Interfaces
Scientists have shown how to make a low-cost yet high precision glass nanoengraving
In a joint study, scientists have developed a mechanism of laser deposition of patterns on glass with a resolution of 1000 times lower than the width of a human hair. This mechanism allows inexpensively and relatively easy to apply complex patterns to a glass surface, whereby obtaining a spatial resolution of less than 100 nanometers.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 19-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
Graphene oxide 'paper' changes with strain
The same slip-and-stick mechanism that leads to earthquakes is at work on the molecular level, where it determines the shear plasticity of nanoscale materials.
Department of Defense, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Springer and The Graphene Council launch new journal Graphene Technology
Starting in January 2016, Springer and The Graphene Council are launching a new journal called Graphene Technology. As a forum for the latest findings on the commercial and practical applications of graphene and graphene-related materials, the journal supplies researchers with cutting-edge, comprehensive information.

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
0049-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature
Team develops wireless, dissolvable sensors to monitor brain
A team of neurosurgeons and engineers has developed wireless brain sensors that monitor intracranial pressure and temperature and then are absorbed by the body, negating the need for surgery to remove the devices. Such implants, developed by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and engineers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, potentially could be used to monitor patients with traumatic brain injuries.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Defense Advance Research Projects Agency, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Contact: Jim Dryden
jdryden@wustl.edu
314-286-0110
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 18-Jan-2016
Nature Materials
Light-activated nanoparticles prove effective against antibiotic-resistant 'superbugs'
In the ever-escalating evolutionary battle with drug-resistant bacteria, humans may soon have a leg up thanks to adaptive, light-activated nanotherapy developed by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.
W.M. Keck Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Prashant Nagpal
prashant.nagpal@colorado.edu
303-735-6732
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 15-Jan-2016
Nanoscale
NIST simulates fast, accurate DNA sequencing through graphene nanopore
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have simulated a new concept for rapid, accurate gene sequencing by pulling a DNA molecule through a tiny, chemically activated hole in graphene -- an ultrathin sheet of carbon atoms -- and detecting changes in electrical current.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
Nanodevice, build thyself
Researchers in Germany studied how a multitude of electronic interactions govern the encounter between a molecule called porphine and copper and silver surfaces -- information that could one day be harnessed to make molecular building blocks self-assemble into nanodevices.

Contact: Jason Socrates Bardi
jbardi@aip.org
240-535-4954
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
New particle can track chemo
Tracking the path of chemotherapy drugs in real time and at a cellular level could revolutionize cancer care and help doctors sort out why two patients might respond differently to the same treatment. Researchers at The Ohio State University have found a way to light up a common cancer drug so they can see where the chemo goes and how long it takes to get there.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Mingjun Zhang
Zhang.4882@osu.edu
614-292-3181
Ohio State University

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Nano Letters
Engineers invent a bubble-pen to write with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and efficiently handle nanoparticles -- the tiny pieces of gold, silicon and other materials used in nanomanufacturing.
Beckman Young Investigator Award

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
Zaragoza@utexas.edu
830-734-7510
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 14-Jan-2016
Two NTU professors in Thomson Reuters' list of the world's 19 hottest researchers
Two scientists from Nanyang Technological University -- Professor David Lou and Professor Zhang Hua -- have made it into the ranking of the World's Hottest Researchers 2015 by Thomson Reuters.

Contact: Lester Kok
lesterkok@ntu.edu.sg
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Annihilating nanoscale defects
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Argonne may have found a way for the semiconductor industry to hit miniaturization targets on time and without defects.
United States Department of Energy Basic Energy Sciences Materials Energy Program

Contact: Jared Sagoff
jsagoff@anl.gov
630-252-5549
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 13-Jan-2016
Carbon
Nano-hybrid materials create magnetic effect
A Rice University and Montreal Polytechnic theoretical study defines the electromagnetic properties of graphene and boron nitride hybrids. The results provide a roadmap for new nano-engineered applications.
Calcul Quebec and Compute Canada

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

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