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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
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
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
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 10-Nov-2016
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
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 9-Nov-2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
University of California - Berkeley

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
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
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
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
American University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Nano Letters
Direct determination of bandgap energy of single cesium lead bromide nanocrystals
An international research group determined directly the relation between the bandgap energy of single cesium lead bromide nanocrystals and their size and shape. By studying individual NCs being either isolated or surrounded by 'neighbors,' they explicitly visualized for the first time band structure modification introduced by effective coupling between semiconductor NCs upon close contact.

Contact: Saori Obayashi
Osaka University

Public Release: 7-Nov-2016
Scientific Reports
Punching cancer with RNA knuckles
Researchers achieved an unexpected eye-popping reduction of ovarian cancer during successful tests of targeted nanohydrogel delivery in vivo in mice. Adding cisplatin eliminated or starkly diminished tumors.
National Institutes of Health, Ovarian Cancer Institute at Northside Hospital, Deborah Nash Endowment Fund, Curci Foundation, Markel Foundation

Contact: Ben Brumfield
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-Nov-2016
Applied Physics Letters
'Pressure-welding' nanotubes creates ultrastrong material
MIPT's researchers investigated the possibility of 'gluing' parallel nanotubes to each other, creating a material so durable that it could withstand even the harsh conditions of the aerospace industry. They experimented with multiwall carbon nanotubes using an shear diamond anvil cell to apply torsion. It turned out that shear stress strain in the outer walls of the tubes causes them to connect to each other by covalent bonding, while the inner tubes' structure remains unaffected.
The Ministry of Education, Science of the Russian Federation

Contact: Nicolas
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 4-Nov-2016
ORNL wins 7 R&D 100 Awards
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have received seven R&D 100 Awards in recognition of their significant advancements in science and technology.

Contact: Sean Simoneau
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Nov-2016
AMBER-led consortium awarded over €4.4 million in highly competitive European funding program
Researchers in Trinity College Dublin will lead an international project worth over €4.4 million under the European-funded 'Future and Emerging Technologies -- Open' program. FET Open funds visionary research and innovation for radically new future technologies, at an early stage, when there are few researchers working in a field. The project will develop a new class of magnetic materials that could enable new, on-chip and chip-to-chip data up to 1,000 times faster than current technology.
Future and Emerging Technologies -- Open Program

Contact: Mary Colclough
AMBER Centre

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