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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

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Advanced Materials
Nanocubes simplify printing and imaging in color and infrared
Duke University engineers reveal a manufacturing technique that promises to bring a simplified form of printing and imaging in color and infrared into daily use. Because the process uses existing materials and machines that are relatively inexpensive and easily scalable, it could revolutionize any industry where multispectral imaging or printing is used.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Intelligence Community Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Nature
Researchers work to improve the lifecycle of materials
In a sweeping perspective article published this month in the journal Nature, a trio of Beckman researchers review the field they pioneered more than a decade-and-a-half ago and look at the future of autonomous polymers.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, National Center of Excellence in Self-healing, Regeneration, and Structural Remodeling, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects A

Contact: Maeve Reilly
mjreilly@illinois.edu
217-244-7316
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Natural kill cell technology to stop cancer gets licensed
Our bodies contain Natural Killer (NK) cells -- an army that stops cancers and viruses before they can make us sick. A researcher from the University of Central Florida's College of Medicine has created a nanoparticle that increases the number of these killers 10,000-fold in the lab and her new technology has generated a licensing agreement that is expected to accelerate the therapy's path to clinical trials.
Florida Department of Health's Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program

Contact: Zenaida Gonzalez Kotala
zenaida.kotala@ucf.edu
407-823-6120
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
ERC grant: Getting nanoparticle catalysts into shape
Dr. Beatriz Roldán Cuenya from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum will receive one of the renowned Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council. The funding totals €2 million for five years. The scientist aims to use the money to gain new insights into the catalytic abilities of nanoparticles, particularly how the size, shape and chemical state of the particles change during a catalytic reaction.
European Research Council

Contact: Beatriz Roldán Cuenya
beatriz.roldan@rub.de
49-234-322-3649
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
Bactericidal activity of usnic acid-loaded electrospun fibers
The development of antibiotics generated a revolution in the way we look and treat bacterial infections. In spite of the initial success, new problems came along and raised allergic reactions, bacterial resistance and ecological problems. These consequences have encouraged research on alternative solutions based on sustainable sources.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 14-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Optical tractor beam traps bacteria
Up to now, if scientists wanted to study blood cells, algae, or bacteria under the microscope, they had to mount these cells on a substrate such as a glass slide. Physicists at Bielefeld and Frankfurt Universities have developed a method that traps biological cells with a laser beam enabling them to study them at very high resolutions.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Thomas Huser
thomas.huser@physik.uni-bielefeld.de
49-521-106-5362
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers create new way to trap dangerous gases
A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has developed a novel method for trapping potentially harmful gases within microscopic organo-metallic structures.
Department of Energy

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-4335
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 13-Dec-2016
Lehigh University's Dr. Nelson Tansu elected Fellow of National Academy of Inventors (NAI)
Professor Nelson Tansu of Lehigh University's P.C. Rossin College of Engineering and Applied Science has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Election to NAI Fellow status is "a high professional distinction accorded to academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and the welfare of society."

Contact: Chris Larkin
engineering@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Science
Rapid and mass production of graphene, using microwaves
An international team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has discovered a simple new method for producing large quantities of the promising nanomaterial graphene.
National Science Foundation, Rutgers Energy Institute, US Department of Education, Rutgers Aresty Research Assistant Program

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Direct observation of graphene decoupling on Cu(111)
A recent quantum mechanical study of graphene by a research team at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, has elucidated the intercalation mechanism and pathways for graphene decoupling from the copper substrate.
Institute of Basic Sciences, National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
How does water melt? Layer by layer!
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for polymer research have solved a controversial question concerning the melting of ice: it melts in a layer-by-layer fashion.

Contact: Dr. Ellen Backus
backus@mpip-mainz.mpg.de
49-613-137-9536
Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
It's basic: Alternative fuel cell technology reduces cost
The best road to zero-emission vehicles lies in fuel-cell technology, according to the University of Delaware's Yushan Yan. It preserves the advantages of gasoline automobiles, with low upfront costs, long driving range and fast refueling. But he also believes a new fuel-cell technology may be necessary. A new paper offers a strategic roadmap.
Department of Energy

Contact: Peter Bothum
pbothum@udel.edu
302-831-1418
University of Delaware

Public Release: 12-Dec-2016
Scientific Reports
Two electrons go on a quantum walk and end up in a qudit
There is a variety of physical systems that can be used to implement a separate quantum bit, but significantly less research has been done into systems of several qubits or qudits. In this study, Alexey Melnikov and Leonid Fedichkin obtain a system of two qudits implemented as two entangled electrons quantum-walking around the so-called cycle graph. The work of the Russian researchers brings us one step closer to a future where quantum computations are commonplace.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 11-Dec-2016
Scientific Reports
New diamond harder than ring bling
The Australian National University has led an international project to make a diamond that's predicted to be harder than a jeweler's diamond and useful for cutting through ultra-solid materials on mining sites.

Contact: Jodie Bradby
jodie.bradby@anu.edu.au
61-402-276-767
Australian National University

Public Release: 9-Dec-2016
Nano Energy
Finger swipe-powered phone? We're 1 step closer
The day of charging cellphones with finger swipes and powering Bluetooth headsets simply by walking is now much closer.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Prof Steve WaiChing Sun wins Air Force's Young Investigator Program Award
Columbia Engineering Prof Steve WaiChing Sun has won the Air Force's Young Investigator Program Award to model load response of granular materials; he is leading a combined experiential-modeling effort to help understand the high-strain-rate responses of wetted granular materials to impact loadings released into the soil, such as blasts, explosion, munitions, subsurface exploration, ground improvement, and ballistic vulnerability of military structures.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery
Battery researchers have used a special electron microscope with atomic-level resolution to show that certain large ions can hold open tunnels in a promising electrode material, so that charge-carrying ions like lithium can enter and exit the electrode easily and quickly -- boosting capacity.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Science
Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers
An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance quantum computers is that the stored data should remain intact for as long as possible. The researchers, including Jülich physicist Dr. Gianluigi Catelani, have developed and tested a technique that removes unpaired electrons from the circuits. These are known to shorten the qubit lifetime.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Keeping electric car design on the right road
Pushing nanoscale battery developments in the right direction can help create a sustainable transport sector.

Contact: Linda Ellingsen
linda.a.ellingsen@ntnu.no
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Science
Electron highway inside crystal
Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their work in the journal Science.

Contact: Dr. Paolo Sessi
paolo.sessi@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-8021
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D
To help tackle the challenge of finding effective, inexpensive catalysts for fuel cells, scientists at Brookhaven Lab have produced dynamic, 3-D images that reveal how catalytic nanoparticles evolve as they are processed.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Science
State of the art sensors made from graphene and children's toy silly putty
Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity, creating extremely sensitive sensors. The research potentially offers exciting possibilities for applications in new, inexpensive devices and diagnostics in medicine and other sectors.

Contact: Mary Colclough
mary.colclough@tcd.ie
353-868-175-466
AMBER Centre

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Science Advances
Stamping technique creates tiny circuits with electronic ink
Engineers at MIT have invented a fast, precise printing process that may make such electronic surfaces an inexpensive reality. In a paper published today in Science Advances, the researchers report that they have fabricated a stamp made from forests of carbon nanotubes that is able to print electronic inks onto rigid and flexible surfaces.
National Science Foundation, MIT Energy Initiative

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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