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Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
Catalyzing excellence
Dr. Israel E. Wachs of Lehigh University has been named recipient of the AIChE's top award in chemical reaction engineering. Wachs will be formally recognized with the R. H. Wilhelm Award at the 2016 AIChE Annual Meeting, Nov. 13-18 in San Francisco. The Annual Meeting of the AIChE is the premier forum for chemical engineers interested in cutting edge research, new technologies, and emerging growth areas in chemical engineering.

Contact: Chris Larkin
engineering@lehigh.edu
Lehigh University

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Optics Letters
Graphene plasmons reach the infrared
Graphene's unique properties can be both a blessing and a curse to researchers, especially to those at the intersection of optical and electronic applications.
Danish National Research Foundation Center for Nanostructured Graphene

Contact: Joshua Miller
jmiller@osa.org
202-416-1435
The Optical Society

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Bioconjugate Chemistry
Virginia Tech, CytImmune Sciences create therapy that curbs toxic chemotherapy effects
Virginia Tech scientists have developed a new cancer drug that uses gold nanoparticles created by the biotech firm CytImmune Sciences to deliver paclitaxel -- a commonly used chemotherapy drug directly to a tumor.

Contact: Steven Mackay
smackay@vt.edu
540-231-5035
Virginia Tech

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Advanced Materials
2-D material a brittle surprise
Rice scientists discovered that molybdenum diselenide, a two-dimensional material being eyed for flexible electronics and next-generation optical devices, is more brittle than expected.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Welch Foundation, US Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Sciences, National Science Foundation, National Science Foundation of China

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

Public Release: 14-Nov-2016
Nature Photonics
Light detector with record-high sensitivity to revolutionize imaging
The research team led by Professor Hele Savin has developed a new light detector that can capture more than 96 percent of the photons covering visible, ultraviolet and infrared wavelengths.

Contact: Hele Savin
hele.savin@aalto.fi
358-505-410-156
Aalto University

Public Release: 13-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
'Back to the Future' inspires solar nanotech-powered clothing
Marty McFly's self-lacing Nikes in 'Back to the Future Part II' inspired a University of Central Florida scientist who has developed filaments that harvest and store the sun's energy -- and can be woven into textiles. The breakthrough would essentially turn jackets and other clothing into wearable, solar-powered batteries that never need to be plugged in. His work is published in the Nov. 11 edition of Nature Communications.

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Physical Review Letters
Breakthrough in the quantum transfer of information between matter and light
From stationary to flying qubits at speeds never reached before...This feat, achieved by a team from Polytechnique Montréal and France's Centre national de la recherche scientifique, brings us a little closer to the era when information is transmitted via quantum principles.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Florence Scanvic
florence.scanvic@polymtl.ca
514-340-4711
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Journal of Chemical Physics
Scientists come up with light-driven motors to power nanorobots of the future
Scientists from MIPT and partner institutes have proposed a model nanosized dipole photomotor based on the phenomenon of light-induced charge redistribution. Triggered by a laser pulse, this tiny device is capable of directed motion and is much faster than similar models based on organic molecules or motor proteins. The motor could be applied wherever rapid nanoparticle transport is required: in new analytical and synthetic instruments, drug delivery systems, improved gene therapy strategies, etc.
The Russian Foundation for Basic Research for partial support, Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology

Contact: Nicolas
nicolas.posunko@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
UCR researchers discover new method to dissipate heat in electronic devices
For the first time, an international team of scientists led by a researcher at the University of California, Riverside has modified the energy spectrum of acoustic phonons-- elemental excitations, also referred to as quasi-particles, that spread heat through crystalline materials like a wave--by confining them to nanometer-scale semiconductor structures. The results have important implications in the thermal management of electronic devices.
Department of Energy Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
951-827-4580
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Physical Review B
'Exceptional' nanosensor architecture based on exceptional points
Researchers from the University of California San Diego have developed a novel design for a compact, ultra-sensitive nanosensor that can be used to make portable health-monitoring devices and to detect minute quantities of toxins and explosives for security applications. The nanosensor design combines three-dimensional plasmonic nanoparticles with singularities called exceptional points -- a combination that's being demonstrated for the first time.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers discover new material to improve de-icing
Icy conditions can be deadly, whether you're flying into bad weather or too close to power transmission lines during a storm. Researchers at the University of Houston have reported the discovery of a material that can be applied to any surface to repel ice.

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

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
International engineering team develop self-powered mobile polymers
n international group involving Inha University, University of Pittsburgh and the Air Force Research Laboratory has built upon their previous research and identified new materials that directly convert ultraviolet light into motion without the need for electronics or other traditional methods. The research, 'Photomotility of Polymers,' was published (today) in the journal Nature Communications.
Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Nanoscale
Possible reason for carcinogenicity of silica dust found
MIPT's scientists partnered with their colleagues from Skoltech in a study that suggests a possible explanation of the toxicity and carcinogenicity , or the 'cancer-causing' properties of silica dust (silicon oxide particles). It turned out that nature defies the predictions of classical chemistry by forming unexpected products of oxidation processes involving silicon nanoparticles. The scientists have shown that silica nanoparticles contain reactive oxygen species that have long been suggested as a possible cause of lung cancer.

Contact: Nicolas
nicolas.posunko@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Preservation of monuments: Pinpointed repair reduces costs
The Waldbahn railway is a most beautiful railway and listed as a monument. Its viaducts, however, require restoration and exhibit major damage, such as cracks in the reinforced concrete. If the viaduct was restored with standard state-of-the-art methods, the expenditure and costs would be enormous and the monument character would be endangered. The KIT Innovation Hub 'Prevention in Construction' and its partners now succeeded in developing a customized approach to sustainable repair of the viaduct.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
Science
World's smallest magnifying glass makes it possible to see chemical bonds between atoms
Using the strange properties of tiny particles of gold, researchers have concentrated light down smaller than a single atom, letting them look at individual chemical bonds inside molecules, and opening up new ways to study light and matter.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-233-32306
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Langmuir
Computers made of genetic material?
Tinier than the AIDS virus- - that is currently the circumference of the smallest transistors. The industry has shrunk the central elements of their computer chips to fourteen nanometers in the last sixty years. Conventional methods, however, are hitting physical boundaries. An alternative could be the self-organization of components from molecules and atoms. Scientists at HZDR and Paderborn University have now made an important advance: the physicists conducted a current through gold-plated nanowires, which independently assembled themselves from single DNA strands.

Contact: Simon Schmitt
s.schmitt@hzdr.de
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Applied Surface Science
Environment-friendly hydrophobic coating made with salt particles
A team of researchers at Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) has found an elegant, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly method of applying a superhydrophobic layer to objects by using commercially available salt particles, polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS), and water.
National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
The thinnest photodetector in the world
Graphene-based device could accelerate the development of 2-D photoelectronics.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Nano-scale electronics score laboratory victory
Researchers have pioneered a method for growing an atomic scale electronic material at the highest quality ever reported. The technique for synthesizing large sheets of high-performing monolayer tungsten disulfide is a critical step toward developing next-generation transistors, wearable electronics, and even flexible biomedical devices. Tungsten disulfide holds more promise than graphene for 2D transistors and can strongly absorb and emit light, making it ideal for applications in optoelectronics, sensing, and flexible electronics.
National Science Foundation, Center for Functional Nanomaterials, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Contact: Kathleen Hamilton
kathleen.hamilton@nyu.edu
646-997-3792
NYU Tandon School of Engineering

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Brookhaven Lab wins 3 2016 R&D 100 Awards
Innovations in microscopy, catalysis, and nanomaterials are among the 100 technologies and services of the past year selected by R&D Magazine to receive awards.
US Department of Energy

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
atantillo@bnl.gov
631-344-2347
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device. Using metamaterials, engineers were able to build a microscale device that shows a 1,000 percent increase in conductivity when activated by low voltage and a low power laser. The discovery paves the way for microelectronic devices that are faster and capable of handling more power, and could also lead to more efficient solar panels.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of Naval Research Defense University Research Instrumentation Program

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

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nature Materials
Major advance in solar cells made from cheap, easy-to-use perovskite
With its ease of manufacture, perovskite has the potential to replace silicon for inexpensive solar cells. But boosting its efficiency to 25 percent -- that of the best, but expensive, silicon cells -- has not been easy. UC Berkeley physicists have now mated two types of perovskite, separated by a single-layer of hexagonal boron nitride, to produce a solar cell that absorbs across the full solar spectrum and achieves a high efficiency of 21.7 percent.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, US Department of Energy

Contact: Robert Sanders
rlsanders@berkeley.edu
510-643-6998
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nanoscale
New technology taps power of diatoms to dramatically improve sensor performance
Researchers have combined one of nature's tiny miracles, the diatom, with a version of inkjet printing and optical sensing to create an exceptional sensing device that may be up to 10 million times more sensitive than some other commonly used approaches.
National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Defense

Contact: Alan Wang
wang@eecs.oregonstate.edu
541-737-4247
Oregon State University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
ACS Nano
Researchers use graphene templates to make new metal-oxide nanostructures
Metal-oxide films with wrinkles and crumples transferred from graphene templates have improved properties as catalysts and electrodes, a new study shows.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Nanocellulose in medicine and green manufacturing
American University professor develops method to improve functionality of nanocellulose.

Contact: Rebecca Basu
basu@american.edu
202-885-5978
American University

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