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Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
American Physical Society March Meeting 2017
UH Physicist launches new journal for materials science
Zhifeng Ren, a University of Houston physicist and a principal investigator with the Texas Center for Superconductivity at UH, has launched a new academic journal, 'Materials Today Physics,' which will focus on new and emerging materials.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Optical fingerprint can reveal pollutants in the air
More efficient sensors are needed to be able to detect environmental pollution. Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have proposed a new, sophisticated method of detecting molecules with sensors based on ultra-thin nanomaterials. The novel method could improve environmental sensing in the future. The results are published today in the scientific journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Christian Borg
christian.borg@chalmers.se
46-317-723-395
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Nano Letters
Mapping the effects of crystal defects
MIT research offers insights into how crystal dislocations -- a common type of defect in materials -- can affect electrical and heat transport through crystals, at a microscopic, quantum mechanical level. A new mathematical approach to analyzing these dislocations uses a new quasiparticle called a dislon.
S3TEC, US Department of Energy, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

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

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Nano Letters
Quantum movement of electrons in atomic layers shows potential of materials for electronics and photonics
A University of Kansas research team has observed the counterintuitive motion of electrons during experiments in KU's Ultrafast Laser Lab. Because this sort of 'quantum' transport is very efficient, it could play a key role in a new type of manmade material that could be used someday in solar cells and electronics.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Brendan M. Lynch
brendan@ku.edu
785-864-8855
University of Kansas

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Energy & Environmental Science
Liquid fuel for future computers
In the future, a new type of tiny redox flow battery will supply tightly packed electronic components with energy, while also dissipating the heat they produce.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Dimos Poulikakos
dpoulikakos@ethz.ch
41-446-322-738
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 15-Mar-2017
Four year agreement to supply Silicon Carbide micro-fiber
Haydale Graphene Industries plc the UK listed global nanomaterials group, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary, Advanced Composite Materials LLC, has entered into a four-year agreement to supply Silicon Carbide micro-fiber to a global industrial manufacturer of tooling and wear-resistant solutions. This sole supply Agreement has a potential sales value of over US$2.6 million over the initial four year term.

Contact: Trevor Rudderham
trevor.rudderham@haydale-technologies.com
864-877-0123
Hermes Financial Public Relations

Public Release: 14-Mar-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
Shaping the future
Iron nanocubes may be key in the future of NO2 sensing.

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 14-Mar-2017
Journal of Applied Physics
Bonding chips using inkjet printers
A team of researchers at the University of Barcelona have demonstrated a new bonding technique for surface mounted devices that uses an inkjet printer with ink that incorporates silver nanoparticles. The technique, described this week in the Journal of Applied Physics, was developed in response to the industrial necessity for a fast, reliable and simple manufacturing process, and with an eye to reducing the environmental impact of the standard fabrication processes.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Physical Review Letters
Simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot
Osaka University-led researchers achieved single-shot readout of three two-electron spin states of a single quantum dot. This is the first example of simultaneous detection of multiple spin states in a single quantum dot. The team measured the change in current of a quantum point contact charge sensor near a quantum dot, which depended on both spin state and spin-orbital interactions. Their findings represent a step forward on the path to realizing quantum computing.
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Cabinet Office Government of Japan

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship
Hold-up in ventures for technology transfer
The transfer of technology brings ideas closer to commercialization. The transformation happens in several steps, such as invention, innovation, building prototypes, production, market introduction, market expansion, after sales services. In each step, the owners with the technical know-how (the entrepreneur) and the owner of resources such as capital and command over networks (the investor) cooperate.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
MEDLINE indexes Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology
Pharmaceutical Nanotechnology, an important journal published by Benthm Science, is accepted to be included in MEDLINE.

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

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Scientific Reports
Dramatic improvement in surface finishing of 3-D printing
Waseda University researchers have developed a process to dramatically improve the quality of 3-D printed resin products. The process combines greatly improved surface texture and higher structural rigidity with lower cost, less complexity, safer use of solvent chemicals and elimination of troublesome waste dust.
Precise Measurement Technology Promotion Foundation, Sapporo Bioscience Foundation, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Kakenhi Program

Contact: Marshall Adams
koho@list.waseda.jp
Waseda University

Public Release: 13-Mar-2017
Nature Physics
Spin-resolved oscilloscope for charge and spin signals
Researchers at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation have developed a 'spin-resolved oscilloscope.'

Contact: Emiko Kawaguchi
media@jim.titech.ac.jp
81-357-342-975
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Public Release: 10-Mar-2017
Materials & Design
New application of the selective laser melting method
Scientists of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) and Delft University of Technology developed a technology for obtaining new metal structures by selective laser melting method (additive technology of manufacturing three-dimensional objects from metal powders). New technology makes it possible to obtain a gradient microstructure of the material and create a product, combining properties of two metals. This material is characterized by high performance characteristics, such as temperature and pressure effects, strength, durability.

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
mass-media@spbstu.ru
7-812-591-6675
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 10-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Single molecule switch
The progressing miniaturization of electronic components will reach a fundamental barrier at the dimension of single atoms. For this reason researchers in the field of molecular electronics aim at realizing functional electric circuits built from single atoms or molecules to explore the ultimate limit.

Contact: Julia Wandt
kum@uni-konstanz.de
University of Konstanz

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
ACS Photonics
Guiding light: Sandia creates 3-D metasurfaces with optical possibilities
The new Sandia metamaterials can be fabricated in multiple layers to form complex, three-dimensional meta-atoms that reflect more light than shiny gold surfaces, usually considered the ultimate in infrared reflectivity. The III-V materials also emit photons when excited -- something that silicon, which can reflect, transmit and absorb -- can't do.
Sandia National Laboratories Laboratory-Directed Research and Development, DOE/Office of Science

Contact: nsinger
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
Advanced Materials
New material helps record data with light
Russian physicists with their colleagues from Europe through changing the light parameters, learned to generate quasiparticles -- excitons, which were fully controllable and also helped to record information at room temperature. These particles act as a transitional form between photons and electrons so the researchers believe that with excitons, they will be able to create compact optoelectronic devices for rapid recording and processing an optical signal. The study appeared in Advanced Materials.
Russian Foundation for Basic Research, Grant of the President of the Russian Federation, Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, ITMO University Fellowship Program

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
Science
New way to tune electronic energy levels may lead to valleytronic devices
Faster, more efficient data storage and computer logic systems could be on the horizon thanks to a new way of tuning electronic energy levels in two-dimensional films of crystal, discovered by researchers at MIT. The discovery could ultimately pave the way for the development of so-called "valleytronic" devices, which harness the way electrons gather around two equal energy states, known as valleys.
US Department of Energy, Gordon Betty Moore Foundation, National Science Foundation, Ministry of Science and Technology of Taiwan

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

Public Release: 9-Mar-2017
Science
Conquering metal fatigue
Researchers have found a way to greatly reduce the effects of fatigue in steel by incorporating a laminated nanostructure into the material. The layered structuring gives the steel a kind of bone-like fracture-resistance, allowing it to endure cyclic stresses without allowing the spread of microcracks.
European Research Council, European Union's 7th Framework Programme

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

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Science
Sub-second system seizures
Fall 2016 brought a fundamental change to the United States. Its fastest and largest network -- the decentralized network of electronic market exchanges -- began to experience its first ever intentional delay. Specifically, a 38-mile coil of fiber-optic cable was embedded into a new exchange network node, which, given the finite speed of light, introduced a systematic 350-μs (microsecond) delay in signal transmission (1). The future impacts this might have at the systems level are unknown.

Contact: Alexandra Bassil
a.bassil@miami.edu
305-284-1092
University of Miami

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Journal of the American Chemical Society
Chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels
An international research team centered at Indiana University have engineered a molecule that uses light or electricity to convert the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into carbon monoxide -- a carbon-neutral fuel source -- more efficiently than any other method of 'carbon reduction.' The discovery, reported today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, is a new milestone in the quest to recycle carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere into carbon-neutral fuels and others materials.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kevin D. Fryling
kfryling@iu.edu
812-856-2988
Indiana University

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
Small nanoparticles have surprisingly big effects on polymer nanocomposites
Polymer nanocomposites mix particles billionths of a meter in diameter with polymers, which are long molecular chains. Often used to make injection-molded products, they are common in automobiles, fire retardants, packaging materials, drug-delivery systems, medical devices, coatings, adhesives, sensors, membranes and consumer goods. When a team led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory tried to verify that shrinking the nanoparticle size would adversely affect the mechanical properties of polymer nanocomposites, they got a big surprise.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Physical Review Letters
Researchers propose technique for measuring weak or nonexistent magnetic fields
Researchers at the University of Iowa have proposed a new approach to sampling materials with weak or no magnetic fields. The method could help advance research in a host of fields, from computing to MRI machines. The results were published in the journal Physical Review Letters.
US Air Force's Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Richard Lewis
richard-c-lewis@uiowa.edu
319-384-0012
University of Iowa

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Physical Review Letters
Phonon nanoengineering: Vibrations of nanoislands dissipate heat more effectively
Europium silicide has for some time attracted the attention of scientists. Recognized as being promising for electronics and spintronics, this material has recently been submitted by a team of physicists from Poland, Germany and France to comprehensive studies of the vibrations of its crystal lattice. The results yielded a surprise: deposited on a substrate of silicon, some structures of europium silicide appear to vibrate in a way that clearly broadens the possibilities of designing nanomaterials with tailored thermal properties.
UHV-Analysis Lab, Polish National Science Center, Helmholtz Association, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Contact: Dr. Przemyslaw Piekarz
przemyslaw.piekarz@ifj.edu.pl
48-126-628-281
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 8-Mar-2017
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics
Polymer-coated silicon nanosheets -- an alternative to graphene
Silicon nanosheets are thin, two-dimensional layers with exceptional optoelectronic properties very similar to those of graphene. Albeit, the nanosheets are less stable. Now researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have, for the first time ever, produced a composite material combining silicon nanosheets and a polymer that is both UV-resistant and easy to process. This brings the scientists a significant step closer to industrial applications like flexible displays and photosensors.
German Research Council, Natural Science and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Dr. Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

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