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Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Advanced Materials
NUS engineers develop low-cost, flexible terahertz radiation source for fast, non-invasive screening
A research team led by Associate Professor Yang Hyunsoo and Dr. Wu Yang from the NUS Faculty of Engineering and NUS Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Institute has successfully developed flexible, high performance and low-power driven terahertz (THz) emitters that could be mass-produced at low cost. This novel invention is a major technological breakthrough and addresses a critical challenge for industrial application of THz technology.

Contact: Goh Yu Chong
yuchong.goh@nus.edu.sg
65-660-11653
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Cell-tracking agents get a boost
An improved compound of bismuth and carbon nanotubes could enhance the ability to track stem cells as they move through the body and target diseases.
Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 30-Jan-2017
Physics of Fluids
Understanding breakups
As interest and demand for nanotechnology continues to rise, so will the need for nanoscale printing and spraying, which relies on depositing tiny drops of liquid onto a surface. Now researchers from Tsinghua University in Beijing have developed a new theory that describes how such a nanosized droplet deforms and breaks up when it strikes a surface.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 27-Jan-2017
Optics Express
New 'needle-pulse' beam pattern packs a punch
A new beam pattern devised by University of Rochester researchers could bring unprecedented sharpness to ultrasound and radar images, burn precise holes in manufactured materials at a nano scale -- even etch new properties onto their surfaces.

Contact: Bob Marcotte
bmarcotte@ur.rochester.edu
585-273-5239
University of Rochester

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Journal of the Americal Chemical Society
Boron atoms stretch out, gain new powers
Ribbons and single-atom chains of boron would have unique physical and electronic properties, according to theoretical physicists at Rice University.
Office of Naval Research, Robert Welch Foundation

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
ACS Nano
NIST updates 'sweet' 1950s separation method to clean nanoparticles from organisms
Giving a 65-year-old laboratory technique a new role, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have performed the cleanest separation to date of synthetic nanoparticles from a living organism.

Contact: Michael E. Newman
michael.newman@nist.gov
301-975-3025
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Scientists collaborate to increase the accuracy of optical radar
Scientists of Institute of Physics, Nanotechnology and Telecommunications of Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) in collaboration with University of Oulu (Finland) and Leibniz University of Hanover (Germany) established an international consortium to implement new approach to increase the accuracy of optical radar's function.

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

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
Cell
First 3-D observation of nanomachines working inside cells
Today scientists at the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona) present a study in Cell where they have been able to observe protein nanomachines (also called protein complexes)--the structures responsible for performing cell functions--for the first time in living cells and in 3D. This work has been done in collaboration with researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland and the Centro Andaluz de Biología del Desarrollo in Seville.

Contact: Sonia Armengou
armengou@irbbarcelona.org
34-934-037-255
Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona)

Public Release: 26-Jan-2017
ACS Nano
Antioxidants get small
New single-molecule compounds that are efficient antioxidants in their own right help scientists understand how larger nanoparticles quench damaging reactive oxygen species in the body.
National Institutes of Health, Dunn Foundation

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

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Science Robotics
Researchers in Kiel can control adhesive material remotely with light
Adhesive mechanisms in the natural world have many advantages: they are always strongly adhesive -- and without any glues or residues. Scientists at Kiel University are researching how these mechanisms can be artificially created. An interdisciplinary research team has now succeeded in developing a bioinspired adhesive material that can be controlled remotely by using UV light. This way it is possible to precisely transport objects in a micro-range.

Contact: Stanislav N. Gorb
sgorb@zoologie.uni-kiel.de
49-431-880-4513
Kiel University

Public Release: 25-Jan-2017
Nature
First step towards photonic quantum network
Advanced photonic nanostructures are well on their way to revolutionizing quantum technology for quantum networks based on light. Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have now developed the first building blocks needed to construct complex quantum photonic circuits for quantum networks. This rapid development in quantum networks is highlighted in an article in the prestigious scientific journal, Nature.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
skaarup@nbi.dk
45-28-75-06-20
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Physical Review B
Supercool electrons
Study of electron movement on helium may impact the future of quantum computing.

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Nanoscience twist on centuries-old crop treatment is licensed
Copper compounds have been used to treat crop disease for centuries, but new copper nanoparticles are more effective, better for the environment and reduce the chances of bacteria developing resistance.

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
New sensors can detect single protein molecules
For the first time, MIT engineers have designed sensors that can detect single protein molecules as they are secreted by cells. These sensors, which consist of modified carbon nanotubes, could help scientists with any application that requires detecting very small amounts of protein, such as tracking viral infection, monitoring cell manufacture of useful proteins, or revealing food contamination.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
s_mcd@mit.edu
617-253-8923
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
What holds the heart together
Our hearts beat a life long. With every beat our heart muscle contracts and expands. How this can work throughout an entire life remains largely a mystery. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now measured the forces acting between the building blocks titin and α-actinin which stabilize the muscle.
Marie Curie Initial Training Network, German Reseach Foundation, Clusters of Excellence Nanosystems Initiative Munich, NIM, Center for Integrated Protein Science Munich, Austrian Science Fund, Austrian Ministry of Science, Research and Economics

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

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
New discovery: Nanometric imprinting on fiber
Researchers at EPFL have come up with a way of imprinting nanometric patterns on the inside and outside of polymer fibers. These fibers could prove useful in guiding nerve regeneration and producing optical effects, for example, as well as in eventually creating artificial tissue and smart bandages.

Contact: Fabien Sorin
fabien.sorin@epfl.ch
41-216-931-093
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 24-Jan-2017
Optica
Sci-fi holograms a step closer with ANU invention
Physicists from The Australian National University have invented a tiny device that creates the highest quality holographic images ever achieved, opening the door to imaging technologies seen in science fiction movies such as 'Star Wars.'
Australian Research Council

Contact: Will Wright
media@anu.edu.au
61-261-257-979
Australian National University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
UTA electrical engineering professor earns society's highest honor
J.-C. Chiao, a University of Texas at Arlington electrical engineering professor, has been named a Fellow of SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics.
SPIE

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Science
Synthetic nanoparticles achieve the complexity of protein molecules
Chemists at Carnegie Mellon have demonstrated that synthetic nanoparticles can achieve the same level of structural complexity, hierarchy and accuracy as biomolecules. The study, published in Science, also reveals the atomic-level mechanisms behind nanoparticle self-assembly, providing an important window into how nanoparticles form. The findings could help guide the construction of nanoparticles, including those that can be used in the creation of computer chips, materials, drugs and drug delivery devices.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards Program

Contact: Jocelyn Duffy
jhduffy@andrew.cmu.edu
412-268-9982
Carnegie Mellon University

Public Release: 23-Jan-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Scientists spin artificial silk from whey protein
A Swedish-German team of researchers has cleared up a key process for the artificial production of silk. With the help of DESY's X-ray light source PETRA III, the scientists could watch how small protein pieces, called nanofibrils, lock together to form a fibre. Surprisingly, the best fibres are not formed by the longest protein pieces but by short and curved protein nanofibrils, as the team reports in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Zoufal
presse@desy.de
49-408-998-1666
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Small
New, old science combine to make faster medical test
Magnetic nanoparticles are coated with an antibody, then aligned in formation within a magnetic field and tallied under laser optics. The result could lead to speedy diagnoses for infectious diseases.

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

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Nano Letters
Creating atomic scale nanoribbons
A recent study conducted by researchers at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois and the Department of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln has demonstrated the first important step toward integrating atomically precise graphene nanoribbons (APGNRs) onto nonmetallic substrates. The paper, 'Solution-Synthesized Chevron Graphene Nanoribbons Exfoliated onto H:Si(100),' was published in Nano Letters.
National Science Foundation, Office of Naval Research, Nebraska Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Physical Review Applied
The speed limit for intra-chip communications in microprocessors of the future
Scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology found how the level of noise can be reduced to ensure the maximum bandwidth of the nanophotonic interface. They proved that it is possible to combine a miniature size and a low error count with a high data transfer rate and a relatively high energy efficiency in a single device, heralding a 'plasmonic breakthrough' in microelectronics that could come in the next 10 years.

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

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Accelerating fuel-efficient car production with disruptive 3-D print process
Engineers at The University of Nottingham are developing lightweight automotive components using new additive manufacturing processes to boost vehicle fuel efficiency, while cutting noise and CO2 emissions. The components will be constructed using selective laser melting (SLM). SLM uses a 3-D Computer Aided Design model to digitally reproduce the object in a number of layers. Each layer is sequentially recreated by melting sections of a bed of aluminum alloy powder using a laser beam.
Innovate UK

Contact: Emma Lowry
emma.lowry@nottingham.ac.uk
44-011-584-67156
University of Nottingham

Public Release: 19-Jan-2017
Science
New low-cost technique converts bulk alloys to oxide nanowires
A simple technique for producing oxide nanowires directly from bulk materials could dramatically lower the cost of producing the one-dimensional nanostructures. That could open the door for a broad range of uses in lightweight structural composites, advanced sensors, electronic devices -- and thermally stable and strong battery membranes able to withstand temperatures of more than 1,000 degrees Celsius.
National Science Foundation

Contact: John Toon
jtoon@gatech.edu
404-894-6986
Georgia Institute of Technology

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