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Public Release: 8-Sep-2015
Nano-dunes with the ion beam
Many semiconductor devices in modern technology are based on nanostructures. Producing arrays of regular nanostructures usually requires substantial effort. If they were self-organized, the production of such devices would be considerably faster and the costs would therefore sink. Dr. Stefan Facsko from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and Dr. Xin Ou from the Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology have now demonstrated a method for self-organization of nanostructured arrays via broad ion beam irradiation.

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Advanced Materials
PolyU develops novel efficient and low-cost semitransparent solar cells
The Department of Applied Physics of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has successfully developed efficient and low-cost semitransparent perovskite solar cells with graphene electrodes. The power conversion efficiencies of this novel invention are around 12 percent.

Contact: Hailey Lai
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nano Letters
Silicon nanoparticle is a new candidate for an ultrafast all-optical transistor
Physicists from the Department of Nanophotonics and Metamaterials at ITMO University have experimentally demonstrated the feasibility of designing an optical analog of a transistor based on a single silicon nanoparticle. Because transistors are some of the most fundamental components of computing circuits, the results of the study have crucial importance for the development of optical computers, where transistors must be very small and ultrafast at the same time.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
ITMO University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nature Communications
Researchers in Basel develop ideal single-photon source
With the help of a semiconductor quantum dot, physicists at the University of Basel have developed a new type of light source that emits single photons. For the first time, the researchers have managed to create a stream of identical photons. They have reported their findings in the scientific journal Nature Communications together with colleagues from the University of Bochum.

Contact: Yannik Sprecher
University of Basel

Public Release: 7-Sep-2015
Nature Materials
Nanoparticles -- small but unique
Scientists at Chalmers University of Technology have developed a new way to study nanoparticles one at a time, and have discovered that individual particles that may seem identical in fact can have very different properties. The results, which may prove to be important when developing new materials or applications such as hydrogen sensors for fuel cell cars, will be published in Nature Materials.

Contact: Johanna Wilde
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
Science Advances
New nanomaterial maintains conductivity in three dimensions
An international team of scientists has developed a one-step process for making seamless carbon-based nanomaterials that possess superior thermal, electrical and mechanical properties in three dimensions.
US Department of Defense-Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Wenzhou Medical University

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 4-Sep-2015
Nano Letters
Rice researchers demo solar water-splitting technology
Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable energy by splitting water molecules. The technology, which is described in the journal Nano Letters, uses sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.
Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: Jade Boyd
Rice University

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Journal of Photonics for Energy
New findings move flexible lighting technology toward commercial feasibility
Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology holds promise for developing residential and commercial lighting options with greatly enhanced levels of flexibility as well as environmental, health, and cost benefits -- but challenges remain. A new article in the Journal of Photonics for Energy, published by SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, identifies next steps toward solving those challenges and reaching commercial feasibility.

Contact: Amy Nelson
SPIE--International Society for Optics and Photonics

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Multi-million pound project to use nanotechnology to improve safety
The University of Southampton has been awarded a multi-million grant from Lloyd's Register Foundation to find new ways of using nanotechnologies to improve safety at sea, on land and in the air.
Lloyd's Register Foundation

Contact: Glenn Harris
University of Southampton

Public Release: 3-Sep-2015
Major grant for Manchester graphene research
The University of Manchester has been awarded a £3m research grant to develop breakthrough applications for two-dimensional materials.
Lloyd's Register Foundation

Contact: Daniel Cochlin
University of Manchester

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Nano Letters
Phagraphene, a 'relative' of graphene, discovered
A group of scientists from Russia, the USA and China, led by Artyom Oganov from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, using computer generated simulation have predicted the existence of a new two-dimensional carbon material, a 'patchwork.'

Contact: Stanislav Goryachev
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
IU researchers lead $1.2 million effort to unlock economic potential of maker movement
Indiana University researchers have received $1.2 million from the National Science Foundation to study maker movements, repair collectives and 'hackerspaces' in the Midwest and Asia as a potential a driver of the US economy.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
Indiana University

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Science Translational Medicine
Queen's University developing new drug against leading causes of death -- sepsis and ARDS
The novel anti-inflammatory drug, SAN101, is being developed by a team of scientists and clinicians at Queen's. Pre-clinical results are published today in Science Translational Medicine -- one of the world's leading journals on experimental medicine.
Medical Research Council, Public Health Agency Northern Ireland Health and Social Care Research and Development Division

Contact: Anne-Marie Clarke
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Nature Chemistry
Reversible Writing with Light
Self-assembling nanoparticles take their cues from their surroundings.

Contact: Yael Edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Journal of the American Chemical Society
A marine creature's magic trick explained
Crystal structures on the sea sapphire's back appear differently depending on the angle of reflection

Contact: Yael Edelman
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 2-Sep-2015
Waste coffee used as fuel storage
Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture material with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product. The results are published today, Sept. 3, 2015, in the journal Nanotechnology.

Contact: Steve Pritchard
IOP Publishing

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
ASU team develops quick way to determine bacteria's antibiotic resistance
Bacteria's ability to become resistant to antibiotics is a growing issue in health care: Resistant strains result in prolonged illnesses and higher mortality rates. One way to combat this is to determine bacteria's antibiotic resistance in a given patient, but that often takes days -- and time is crucial in treatment. ASU scientists have developed a technique that can sort antibiotic-resistant from 'susceptible' bacteria, and it happens in a matter of minutes.
NIH/National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

Contact: Jenny Green
Arizona State University

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
ACS Photonics
Made from solar concentrate
A team of scientists with Berkeley Lab and the University of Illinois created solar cells that collect higher energy photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever recorded.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Lynn Yarris
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
UT Arlington patent allows real-time learning based on previous decisions
UT Arlington electrical engineers have patented an innovative method that improves a controller's ability to make real-time decisions.

Contact: Herb Booth
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 1-Sep-2015
Nature Photonics
Hot electrons point the way to perfect light absorption
Light-absorbing films can be found in many everyday applications such as solar cells or sensors. Although such 'absorber' films are applied widely, scientists still do not know which mechanism permits the most efficient absorption of light. A team of physicists at Bielefeld University, the University of Kaiserslautern, and the University of Würzburg have now proved that the very efficient scattering of light in ultra-thin rough films traps light until it is absorbed completely.

Contact: Sandra Sieraad
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Nature Communications
Using DNA origami to build nanodevices of the future
Scientists have developed a method, using a double layer of lipids, which facilitates the assembly of DNA origami units, bringing us one-step closer to DNA nanomachines.
Kyoto University Graduate School of Sciences, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (WPI-iCeMS)

Contact: iCeMS Public Relations Office
Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences, Kyoto University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Using nanotechnology to fight cancer
Northwestern University, a leader in cancer nanotechnology research, has received a five-year, $11.7 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to use nanotechnology to develop next-generation cancer treatments. The Northwestern University Center for Cancer Nanotechnology Excellence will use nucleic-acid-based nanoconstructs called Spherical Nucleic Acids to access intracellular environments, discover new aspects of cancer biology and create effective cancer treatment options. A focus will be on helping those suffering from glioblastoma multiforme and prostate cancer.
NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Megan Fellman
Northwestern University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
$200K awarded to develop in vitro lung test for toxicity of inhaled nanomaterials
The PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. announced today the winners of a $200,000 award for the design of an in vitro test to predict the development of lung fibrosis in humans following exposure to nanomaterials, such as multi-walled carbon nanotubes.

Contact: Tasgola Bruner
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Nature Materials
Using ultrathin sheets to discover new class of wrapped shapes
Experimental and theoretical physicists and a polymer scientist at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have teamed up to use much thinner sheets than before to achieve seeking to encapsulate droplets of one fluid within another. Thinner, highly-bendable sheets lift these constraints and allow for a new class of wrapped shapes.
Keck Foundation

Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Public Release: 31-Aug-2015
Biosensors and Bioelectronics
Mouth guard monitors health markers, transmits information wirelessly to smart phone
Engineers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed a mouth guard that can monitor health markers, such as lactate, cortisol and uric acid, in saliva and transmit the information wirelessly to a smart phone, laptop or tablet. The technology, which is at a proof-of-concept stage, could be used to monitor patients continuously without invasive procedures, as well as to monitor athletes' performance or stress levels in soldiers and pilots.
National Institutes of Health, Air Force Research Laboratory

Contact: Liezel Labios
University of California - San Diego

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