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Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Spinning around: A room temperature field-effect transistor using graphene's electron spin
Graphene Flagship researchers based at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden have published in Nature Communications a research paper showing a graphene-based spin field-effect transistor operating at room temperature. Using the spin of the electrons in graphene and other layered material heterostructures the researchers have produced working devices as a step towards integrating spintronic logic and memory devices.

Contact: Sian Fogden
comms@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-62418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Smart Materials and Structures
PolyU develops sprayable sensing network technology for structural health monitoring
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University research team developed a novel breed of nanocomposites-inspired sensors which can be sprayed directly on flat or curved engineering structural surfaces, such as train tracks and airplane structures. The sprayed sensors can be networked, to render rich real-time information on the health status of the structure under monitoring.

Contact: Christina Wu
christina.wu@polyu.edu.hk
852-340-02130
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
Nature
Three-dimensional chip combines computing and data storage
Researchers at Stanford and MIT have used two complementary nanotechnologies to develop a 3-D computer chip that could enable new generation of energy-efficient electronics for data-intensive applications.

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

Public Release: 5-Jul-2017
ACS Nano
Quantum dots make the leap from TVs to antibacterial eye drops
Quantum dots are transforming electronic displays on TVs and tablets. But now, one group reports in ACS Nano that these tiny structures may someday provide relief for eye infections resulting from contact lens wear, trauma or some types of surgeries.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Molecular electronics scientists shatter 'impossible' record
Researchers have far surpassed a theoretical limit on the rectification rate in the field of molecular electronics -- an accomplishment that was thought to be impossible.
Singapore Ministry of Education, Science Foundation Ireland, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017
Nature Structural & Molecular Biology
Size of animals dating back 100-350 million years ago inferred from resurrected proteins
The Ikerbasque researcher Raúl Pérez-Jiménez of nanoGUNE's Nanobiomechanics group has led a piece of research in which, starting from the sequences of the titin protein of a selection of modern day animals, they inferred the phylogenetic tree of tetrapods (all animals with four limbs including mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians), and reconstructed the sequence that this protein would have had in the common ancestors of these animal groups.

Contact: Itziar Otegui
com@nanogune.eu
34-943-574-000
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
ANU invention may help to protect astronauts from radiation in space
Scientists at the Australian National University have designed a new nano material that can reflect or transmit light on demand with temperature control, opening the door to technology that protects astronauts in space from harmful radiation.

Contact: Dr. Mohsen Rahmani
mohsen.rahmani@anu.edu.au
61-435-086-036
Australian National University

Public Release: 3-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Quantum probes dramatically improve detection of nuclear spins
Researchers have demonstrated a way to detect nuclear spins in molecules noninvasively, providing a new tool for biotechnology and materials science. Important research in medicine and biology relies on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy, but until now, it has been limited in spatial resolution and typically requires powerful microwave fields. A CQC2T team at the University of Melbourne has used a quantum probe to perform microwave-free NMR at the nanoscale.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Nerissa Hannink
nhannink@unimelb.edu.au
043-058-8055
Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

Public Release: 2-Jul-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Keeping the heat out
Insights into the thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could open new avenues in optical electronics.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
UTA 2017 interdisciplinary research grants focus on cancer, drug testing, helping youth
The University of Texas at Arlington has awarded three new seed grants for interdisciplinary research projects that propose new ways to treat skin cancer, provide a new technique for more rapid and cost-effective evaluation of chemotherapy drugs, and to develop innovative programs to reduce the mental health risks of homeless youth.
University of Texas at Arlington

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Science Advances
Tiny 'motors' are driven by light
MIT researchers have simulated the first system in which particles can be manipulated by a beam of ordinary light. The advance brings us closer to real-world interactions between light and matter at atomic scales.
US Army Research Office, Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies, National Science Foundation, European Research Council

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

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Fixation of powder catalysts on electrodes
Chemists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new method to tightly fix catalyst powders on electrode surfaces. Currently, the high physical stress induced on catalyst films by gas evolving reactions hampers the application of powder based catalysts. The developed technique is potentially interesting for hydrogen production by water electrolysis. A team from the Center for Electrochemical Sciences reports on this in the international edition of Angewandte Chemie.
German Research Foundation, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Contact: Wolfgang Schuhmann
wolfgang.schuhmann@rub.de
49-234-322-6200
Ruhr-University Bochum

Public Release: 30-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Spinning electrons open the door to future hybrid electronics
A discovery of how to control and transfer spinning electrons paves the way for novel hybrid devices that could outperform existing semiconductor electronics. In a study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden demonstrate how to combine a commonly used semiconductor with a topological insulator, a recently discovered state of matter with unique electrical properties.
Swedish Research Council, Swedish Government Strategic Research Area in Materials Science on Functional Materials at Linköping University, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Key Program of Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Karin Soderlund Leifler
karin.soderlund.leifler@liu.se
461-328-1395
Linköping University

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
ACS Nano
New method could enable more stable and scalable quantum computing, Penn physicists report
Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, in collaboration with Johns Hopkins University and Goucher College, have discovered a new topological material which may enable fault-tolerant quantum computing.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Ali Sundermier
alisun@upenn.edu
215-898-8562
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Advanced Materials
Dialysis membrane made from graphene filters more quickly
Now MIT engineers have fabricated a functional dialysis membrane from a sheet of graphene -- a single layer of carbon atoms, linked end to end in hexagonal configuration like that of chicken wire. The graphene membrane, about the size of a fingernail, is less than 1 nanometer thick.
US Department of Energy, Lindemann Trust Fellowship

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

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Scientists make giant molecular cages for energy conversion and drug delivery
The porous, 'sponge'-type molecules have an enormous internal surface area. This allows their use as 'molecular flasks' or 'molecular containers' that change the reactivity and properties of encapsulated molecules.

Contact: Thomas Deane
deaneth@tcd.ie
353-189-64685
Trinity College Dublin

Public Release: 29-Jun-2017
CWRU researcher awarded over $4.7 million to develop drug-delivery nanotechnology
Nicole F. Steinmetz, PhD, George J. Picha Professor in Biomaterials, member of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Director of the Center for Bio-Nanotechnology at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, has received two major grants from the National Institutes of Health to develop microscopic drug-delivery systems for patients living with breast cancer, and patients at risk for serious blood clots.
National Institues of Health

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Marc.Kaplan@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Nanostructures taste the rainbow
Engineers create nanoscale light detectors capable of distinguishing between different colors.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Robert
rperkins@caltech.edu
626-395-1862
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
NIH Single Cell Analysis Program Annual Investigators Meeting
Nanopipette technology wins first place in NIH 'Follow that Cell' challenge
Nader Pourmand, professor of biomolecular engineering in the Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz, has won the $300,000 first place prize in the Follow that Cell Challenge organized by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Pourmand has spent nearly 15 years developing his nanopipette technology, which allows researchers to take miniscule samples from inside a living cell without affecting the cell's activity or viability.
NIH

Contact: Tim Stephens
stephens@ucsc.edu
831-459-4352
University of California - Santa Cruz

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Nature Communications
Biofuel from waste
Fuel from waste? It is possible. But hitherto, converting organic waste to fuel has not been economically viable. Excessively high temperatures and too much energy are required. Using a novel catalyst concept, researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now managed to significantly reduce the temperature and energy requirements of a key step in the chemical process. The trick: the reaction takes place in very confined spaces inside zeolite crystals.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Guinness World Records names graphene aerogel as world's least dense 3-D printed structure
An engineering team has developed 3-D printed graphene aerogel that GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS has declared the lightest 3-D printed material in the world. The team includes researchers from Kansas State University, the University at Buffalo and Lanzhou University in China.

Contact: Jennifer Tidball
jtidball@k-state.edu
785-532-0847
Kansas State University

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
It's kind of a drag
Imagine walking from one side of a swimming pool to the other. Each step takes great effort -- that's what makes water aerobics such effective physical exercise.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Swimming microbots can remove pathogenic bacteria from water (video)
The lack of clean water in many areas around the world is a persistent, major public health problem. One day, tiny robots could help address this issue by zooming around contaminated water and cleaning up disease-causing bacteria. Scientists report a new development toward this goal in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
Acta Biomaterialia
Micron-sized hydrogel cubes show highly efficient delivery of a potent anti-cancer drug
Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center have developed micro-cubes that can sponge up a hydrophobic anti-cancer drug and deliver it to cancer cells. Tissue culture tests show these tiny, porous cubes, loaded with the hydrophobic drug, are more potent against liver cancer cells and less harmful to normal liver cells, compared to the drug alone.
National Science Foundation, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center, National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society

Contact: Jeff Hansen
jeffhans@uab.edu
205-209-2355
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Public Release: 28-Jun-2017
ACS Nano Letters
Injectable plant-based nanoparticles delay tumor progression
The researchers discovered injecting potato virus particles into melanoma tumor sites activates an anti-tumor immune system response. And simultaneously injecting the nanoscale plant virus particles and a chemotherapy drug -- doxorubicin--into tumor sites further helps halt tumor progression in mice.
American Cancer Society, National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve University Council to Advance Human Health

Contact: Marc Kaplan
Marc.Kaplan@case.edu
216-368-4692
Case Western Reserve University

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