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Public Release: 19-Jun-2017
Nature Materials
To connect biology with electronics, be rigid, yet flexible
Scientists have measured a thin film made of a polymer as it interacted with ions and electrons. They show how there are rigid and non-rigid regions of the film, and that these regions could accommodate electrons or ions -- but not both equally.
National Science Foundation, University of Washington

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 16-Jun-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
New prospects for universal memory -- high speed of RAM and the capacity of flash
One of many research teams and companies' major goals is to develop universal memory -- a storage medium that would combine the high speed of RAM with nonvolatility of a flash drive. MIPT's researches turned to atomic layer deposition which enables unprecedented control over film thickness and coating of 3-D structures, which is problematic for most of the currently used nanofilm deposition techniques. To do this, the team worked with a unique experimental cluster form MIPT's Center of Shared Research Fcailities.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
7-916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Chemistry of Materials
Development of low-dimensional nanomaterials could revolutionize future technologies
Javier Vela, scientist at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will come from scientific advancements in the synthesis of low-dimensional nanomaterials.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Steve Karsjen
karsjen@ameslab.gov
515-294-5643
DOE/Ames Laboratory

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Science
Hi-res view of protein complex shows how it breaks up protein tangles
A new, high-resolution view of the structure of Hsp104 (heat shock protein 104), a natural yeast protein nanomachine with six subunits, may show news ways to dismantle harmful protein clumps in disease.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences, Muscular Dystrophy Association Research Award, Life Extension Foundation, Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins University, Target ALS

Contact: Karen Kreeger
karen.kreeger@uphs.upenn.edu
215-459-0544
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 15-Jun-2017
Science
Electrolytes made from liquefied gas enable batteries to run at ultra-low temperatures
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed new electrolytes that enable lithium batteries to run at temperatures as low as -60 degrees Celsius with excellent performance -- in comparison, today's lithium-ion batteries stop working at -20 degrees Celsius. The new electrolytes also enable electrochemical capacitors to run as cold as -80 degrees Celsius -- their current limit is -40 degrees Celsius.
DOE/Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
New light shed on dynamics of type IV pili and twitching motility
New light shed on dynamics of asymmetric type IV pili distribution and twitching motility triggered by directional light in cyanobacteria.

Contact: Tomoyuki Matsui
koho-off@gakushuin.ac.jp
81-359-921-008
Gakushuin University

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Nano Letters
Quantum dot transistor simulates functions of neurons
Researchers at the Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar) in São Paulo State, Brazil, Würzburg University in Germany, and the University of South Carolina in the United States developed a transistor that can lead to the development of new kinds of device and computer circuit in which memory units are combined with logical processing units, economizing space, time, and power consumption.
São Paulo Research Foundation

Contact: Samuel Antenor
samuel@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Nano Letters
New chemical method could revolutionize graphene
University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications while maintaining its ultra-fast electronics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sam Hostettler
samhos@uic.edu
312-355-2522
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Universal stabilization
ETH researchers led by Lucio Isa have developed microparticles with a rough, raspberry-like surface that stabilise emulsions following a new principle.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Lucio Isa
lucio.isa@mat.ethz.ch
41-446-336-376
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Beetles spark development of color-changing nanoparticles for commercial use
Inspired by the varying colors that gleam off of beetle shells, scientists have developed color-shifting nanoparticles that can change hue even after being embedded into a material. A report on the new, inexpensive technique, which could lead to the production of easier-to-read sensors and anti-tampering tags, appears in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Lab on a Chip
Wyss Institute's Organ Chips get smart and go electric
Don Ingber's team at the Wyss Institute has collaborated with Wyss Core Faculty member Kit Parker and his group to bring new solutions to chip design by fitting Organ Chips with embedded electrodes that enable accurate and continuous monitoring of trans-epithelial electrical resistance (TEER), a broadly used measure of tissue health and differentiation, and real-time assessment of electrical activity of living cells, as demonstrated in a Heart Chip model.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Benjamin.Boettner@wyss.harvard.edu
917-913-8051
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Science Advances
Graphene encapsulation provides unprecedented view of the diffusion and rotation of fullerene molecu
Scientists at the University of Vienna have created a new structure by encapsulating a single layer of fullerene molecules between two graphene sheets. Buckyball sandwiches combine fullerenes and graphene. This structure allows to study the dynamics of the trapped molecules down to atomic resolution using scanning transmission electron microscopy. They report observing diffusion of individual molecules confined in the two-dimensional space and even find evidence for the rotation of isolated fullerenes within the structure.

Contact: Jannik C. Meyer
jannik.meyer@univie.ac.at
43-142-777-2810
University of Vienna

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Solar material for producing clean hydrogen fuel
Osaka University researchers create new material based on gold and black phosphorus to produce clean hydrogen fuel using the full spectrum of sunlight.
The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: Saori Obayashi
saori_obayashi@mail.osaka-u.ac.jp
81-661-055-886
Osaka University

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Advanced Electronic Materials
Special journal issue showcases Aalto University's materials research
The 12 articles in the special issue of Advanced Electronic Materials investigate materials and devices that are being researched for their applications in micro-electronics, opto-electronics, thermo-electricity generation, photovoltaics and quantum technologies.

Contact: Patrick Rinke
patrick.rinke@aalto.fi
Aalto University

Public Release: 14-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Breakthrough by Queen's University paves way for smaller electronic devices
Queen's University Belfast researchers have discovered a new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets, which could revolutionize the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to banking and medical technology.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Emma Gallagher
emma.gallagher@qub.ac.uk
289-097-5384
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Nature Biomedical Engineering
3-D-printed patch helps guide growing blood vessels
A research team led by Boston University Biomedical Engineering Professor Christopher Chen is pioneering an infused 3-D-printed patch that guides the growth of new blood vessels, avoiding some of the problems with other approaches to treating ischemia.

Contact: Christopher Chen
chencs@bu.edu
617-353-1699
Boston University College of Engineering

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
UMD bioengineers develop new technologies to drive next-generation therapies for MS
Researchers in the University of Maryland Fischell Department of Bioengineering Jewell Laboratory are using quantum dots -- tiny semiconductor particles commonly used in nanotechnology -- to decipher the features needed to design specific and effective therapies for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other autoimmune diseases.
Naval Research Laboratory's Nanoscience Institute, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, National Science Foundation, US Department of Defense SMART Graduate Fellowship Program

Contact: Alyssa Wolice
awolice@umd.edu
301-405-3936
University of Maryland

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Graphene transistor could mean computers that are 1,000 times faster
Transistors based on graphene ribbons could result in much faster, more efficient computers and other devices. Researchers use a magnetic field to control current flow.

Contact: Mark Schlueb
mark.schlueb@ucf.edu
407-823-0221
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Journal of Applied Physics
Magnets, all the way down!
If you can't move electrons around to study how factors like symmetry impact the larger-scale magnetic effects, what can you do instead? It turns out that assemblies of metallic nanoparticles, which can be carefully arranged at multiple length scales, behave like bulk magnets and display intriguing, shape-dependent behavior. The effects, reported this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, could help improve high-density information storage and spintronics technologies.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Chemical Communications
Hybrid membrane creates a stir on the global market
ETH Professor Raffaele Mezzenga and his senior researcher Sreenath Bolisetty have developed a filter membrane that efficiently removes heavy metals and other toxic substances from water. Strong demand for the new technology has encouraged them to set up a new ETH spin-off, BluAct Technologies.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Raffaele Mezzenga
raffaele.mezzenga@hest.ethz.ch
41-446-329-140
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
£1.4M EPSRC Fellowship for physicist
A Lancaster University physicist has been awarded a £1.4M EPSRC Career Fellowship over five years. Dr Dmitry Zmeev is a member of the Lancaster Low Temperature group, which has a strong international reputation for performing state-of-the-art experiments at the lowest achievable temperature on earth. He was selected after a competitive evaluation by the EPSRC.
Engineering and Physics Sciences Research Council in UK

Contact: gillian.whitworth@lancaster.ac.uk
gillian.whitworth@lancaster.ac.uk
44-015-245-92612
Lancaster University

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Nanoparticles: What is their fate and how do they change?
Despite the constant increase in the use of industrially manufactured nanomaterials (NM), little is known about their fate after being released into the air and ingested into the body through inhalation. A further question is, if NM may cause adverse health effects in the bronchial tract and in the alveolae in the lungs.
Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Suzan Fiack
pressestelle@bfr.bund.de
0049-301-841-24300
BfR Federal Institute for Risk Assessment

Public Release: 13-Jun-2017
Advanced Electronic Materials
Active implants: How gold binds to silicone rubber
Flexible electronic parts could significantly improve medical implants. However, electroconductive gold atoms usually hardly bind to silicones. Researchers from the University of Basel have now been able to modify short-chain silicones in a way, that they build strong bonds to gold atoms. The results have been published in the journal Advanced Electronic Materials.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Bert Müller
bert.mueller@unibas.ch
0041-612-075-431
University of Basel

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017
Nature Photonics
Learning with light: New system allows optical 'deep learning'
A team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere has come up with a new approach to complex computations, using light instead of electricity. The approach could vastly improve the speed and efficiency of such learning systems.

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

Public Release: 12-Jun-2017
Lab on a Chip
Lab on a chip could monitor health, germs and pollutants
Imagine wearing a device that continuously analyzes your sweat or blood for different types of biomarkers, such as proteins that show you may have breast cancer or lung cancer. Rutgers engineers have invented biosensor technology -- known as a lab on a chip -- that could be used in hand-held or wearable devices to monitor your health and exposure to dangerous bacteria, viruses and pollutants.
National Science Foundation.

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

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