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Public Release: 9-Jan-2017
Optics Express
Researchers create practical and versatile microscopic optomechanical device
Researchers have developed a new type of optomechanical device that uses a microscopic silicon disk to confine optical and mechanical waves. The new device is highly customizable and compatible with commercial manufacturing processes, making it a practical solution for improving sensors that detect force and movement.

Contact: Joshua Miller
The Optical Society

Public Release: 9-Jan-2017
Nature Chemistry
Study: Some catalysts contribute their own oxygen for reactions
New MIT research shows that metal-oxide catalysts can sometimes release oxygen from within their structure, enhancing chemical activity.
Skoltech Center for Electrochemical Energy, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology, US Department of Energy, and National Energy Technology Laboratory

Contact: Ms. Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 5-Jan-2017
Physical Review Letters
Physicists solve decades-old scientific mystery of negative differential resistance
With a storied history that includes more than a half-century of research, a Nobel Prize, and multiple attempts at practical applications, the story of negative differential resistance -- or NDR -- reads like a scientific mystery, a mystery that University of Alberta physicists have at last succeeded in unraveling.

Contact: Jennifer Pascoe
University of Alberta

Public Release: 5-Jan-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Captured on video: DNA nanotubes build a bridge between 2 molecular posts
Researchers have coaxed DNA nanotubes to assemble themselves into bridge-like structures arched between two molecular landmarks on the surface of a lab dish.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Simons Foundation

Contact: Phil Sneiderman
Johns Hopkins University

Public Release: 5-Jan-2017
Optics Letters
New microscope chemically identifies micron-sized particles
A team from MIT Lincoln Labs have developed a microscope that can chemically identify individual micron-sized particles. The new approach could one day be used in airports or other high-security venues as a highly sensitive and low-cost way to rapidly screen people.
US Air Force

Contact: Joshua Miller
The Optical Society

Public Release: 5-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Telecommunications light amplifier could strengthen integrity of transmitted data
Imagine a dim light which is insufficiently bright enough to illuminate a room. An amplifier for such a light would increase the brightness by increasing the number of photons emitted. Photonics researchers have created such a high gain optical amplifier that is compact enough to be placed on a chip. The developed amplifier would help to efficiently increase the power of the transmitted light before it is completely depleted through optical losses.

Contact: Melissa Koh
Singapore University of Technology and Design

Public Release: 4-Jan-2017
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
Nano-chimneys can cool circuits
Rice University researchers show that tweaking graphene to place cones between it and nanotubes grown from its surface would form 'nano-chimneys' that help heat escape. The discovery offers a strategy to channel heat away from nano-electronics.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Mike Williams
Rice University

Public Release: 4-Jan-2017
Journal of Applied Physics
Turning your living room into a wireless charging station
Researchers demonstrate that the technology already exists to produce a wireless power transfer system similar to a flat-screen TV that could remotely charge any device within its line of sight.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Ken Kingery
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Nanowire 'inks' enable paper-based printable electronics
Thin films made from silver nanowires are 4,000 times more conductive than films made from other nanoparticle shapes, like spheres or microflakes, says a new study by Duke University researchers. The results indicate that conductive 'inks' made from silver nanowires may create functioning electronic circuits without applying high temperatures, enabling printable electronics on heat-sensitive materials like paper or plastic.
National Science Foundation, Duke Chemistry GAANN Fellowship

Contact: Kara Manke
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
The researchers created a tiny laser using nanoparticles
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland are the first to develop a plasmonic nanolaser that operates at visible light frequencies and uses so-called dark lattice modes.

Contact: Paivi Torma
Aalto University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2017
Nature Communications
Random access memory on a low energy diet
Memory chips are among the most basic components in computers. The random access memory is where processors temporarily store their data, which is a crucial function. Researchers from Dresden and Basel have now managed to lay the foundation for a new memory chip concept. It has the potential to use considerably less energy than the chips produced to date -- this is important not only for mobile applications but also for big data computing centers (Nature Communications).

Contact: Christine Bohnet
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Public Release: 3-Jan-2017
Scientific Reports
NTU and German scientists turn memory chips into processors to speed up computing tasks
A team of international scientists have found a way to make memory chips perform computing tasks.

Contact: Lester Kok
Nanyang Technological University

Public Release: 3-Jan-2017
Advanced Materials
Rolling out an e-sticker revolution
High-speed fabrication developed at KAUST can turn out adhesive and flexible electronic devices in any shape imaginable.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 2-Jan-2017
Current Pharmaceutical Design
A new direction in ophthalmic development: Nanoparticle drug delivery systems
Most ophthalmic diseases are usually treated with topically administered drug formulations (e.g. eye drops). Their main disadvantage is the short time of contact with the eye, which leads to a low degree of absorption of the active substance (less than 5 percent of the drug administered). This requires frequent instillation, which usually leads to a high systemic exposure.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 29-Dec-2016
Responsive filtration membranes by polymer self-assembly
Polymer self-assembly is a crucial tool for manufacturing membranes using scalable methods, enabling easier commercialization. This review surveys approaches to impart stimuli responsive behavior to membrane filters using polymer self-assembly.

Contact: CHEW Mun Kit
World Scientific

Public Release: 29-Dec-2016
Researchers produced nitrogen doped bimodal cellular structure activated carbon
New monolithic nitrogen-containing microporous cellular activated carbon was successfully prepared from phenol-urea-formaldehyde (PUF) organic foam for CO2 and H2 adsorption. The macroporosity corresponded to the connected network of cells with diameters ranging from 100 to 600 μm, and the pinholes in the cell walls had diameters ranging from 1 to 2 μm. The micro/mesoporosity is located at the inner surface of the cells.

Contact: LAW Sue Fan
World Scientific

Public Release: 29-Dec-2016
Researchers fabricate high performance Cu(OH)2 supercapacitor electrodes
Conducting electric current in the solution results in the efficient nano structure formatin on the copper substrate. using this technique high performance copper hydroxide supercapacitor electrodes have been fabricated.

Contact: LAW Sue Fan
World Scientific

Public Release: 28-Dec-2016
Scientific Reports
Miniscule amounts of impurities in vacuum greatly affecting OLED lifetime
Reproducibility is a necessity for science but has often eluded researchers studying the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs). Recent research from Japan sheds new light on why: impurities present in the vacuum chamber during fabrication but in amounts so small that they are easily overlooked.
Adachi Molecular Exciton Engineering Project funded by the Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology (ERATO) program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST)

Contact: William J. Potscavage, Jr.
Kyushu University, OPERA

Public Release: 28-Dec-2016
A material that could revolutionize photonic and opto-electronic devices
The importance of graphene can hardly be overstated. Comprising thirteen chapters written by world-renowned researchers in this field, Optical Properties of Graphene reviews the unique properties of graphene that hold great promise to revolutionize many photonic and opto-electronic devices. The book covers a wide range of optical aspects of graphene, ranging from fundamental quantum mechanical properties to opto-electronic device applications of graphene.

Contact: Amanda Yun
World Scientific

Public Release: 27-Dec-2016
Nature Physics
Investigations of the skyrmion Hall effect reveal surprising results
Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have made another important breakthrough in the field of future magnetic storage devices.

Contact: Mathias Kläui
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 26-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Engineers create programmable silk-based materials with embedded, pre-designed functions
Tufts University engineers have created a new format of solids made from silk protein that can be preprogrammed with biological, chemical, or optical functions, such as mechanical components that change color with strain, deliver drugs, or respond to light.
Office of Naval Research

Contact: Patrick Collins
Tufts University

Public Release: 23-Dec-2016
Biophysical Society 61st Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2017 Inclusion and Diversity Travel Awards
The Biophysical Society has announced the winner of its Committee for Inclusion and Diversity (CID) Travel Awards to attend the Biophysical Society's 61st Annual Meeting at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana, Feb. 11-15, 2017. The awards are intended to encourage participation at the Biophysical Society Annual Meeting by students and postdoctoral fellows underrepresented in the biomedical sciences currently studying biophysics. Recipients will be honored at a reception on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Contact: Ellen Weiss
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing
Faster production of advanced, flexible electronics is among the potential benefits of a discovery in the area of photonic sintering of silver nanoparticle films.
National Science Foundation, Murdock Charitable Trust

Contact: Rajiv Malhotra
Oregon State University

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
NJIT's Sirkar named a 2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
NJIT's Kamalesh Sirkar, a distinguished professor of chemical engineering acclaimed for his innovations in industrial membrane technology used to separate and purify air, water and waste streams and to improve the quality of manufactured products such as pharmaceuticals, solvents and nanoparticles, has been named a 2016 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors.

Contact: Tanya Klein
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 22-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
The sound of quantum vacuum
Quantum mechanics dictates sensitivity limits in the measurements of displacement, velocity and acceleration. A recent experiment at the Niels Bohr Institute probes these limits, analyzing how quantum fluctuations set a sensor membrane into motion in the process of a measurement. The membrane is an accurate model for future ultraprecise quantum sensors, whose complex nature may even hold the key to overcome fundamental quantum limits.

Contact: Gertie Skaarup
University of Copenhagen - Niels Bohr Institute

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