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Showing releases 51-75 out of 2005.

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Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
Physical Review X
Using mirrors to improve the quality of light particles
Scientists from the University of Basel's Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute have succeeded in dramatically improving the quality of individual photons generated by a quantum system. The scientists have successfully put a 10-year-old theoretical prediction into practice. With their paper, published recently in Physical Review X, they have taken an important step towards future applications in quantum information technology.

Contact: Cornelia Niggli
cornelia.niggli@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
Nature Materials
Self-assembling nanoparticle arrays can switch between a mirror and a window
By finely tuning the distance between nanoparticles in a single layer, researchers have made a filter that can change between a mirror and a window.

Contact: Hayley Dunning
h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk
020-759-42412
Imperial College London

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
Nature Physics
Connecting up the quantum internet
Major leap for practical building blocks of a quantum internet: Published in Nature Physics, new research from an Australian team demonstrates how to dramatically improve the storage time of a telecom-compatible quantum memory, a vital component of a global quantum network. The technology operates in the same 1550 nanometre band as today's telecommunications infrastructure. It can also be operated as a quantum light source or used as an optical link for solid-state quantum computing devices such as superconducting qubits and silicon qubits.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Matthew Sellars
matthew.sellars@anu.edu.au
045-57-77-71-0
Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

Public Release: 11-Sep-2017
ACS Nano
A novel and practical fab-route for superomniphobic liquid-free surfaces
A joint research team led by Professor Hee Tak Kim and Shin-Hyun Kim in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at KAIST developed a fabrication technology that can inexpensively produce surfaces capable of repelling liquids, including water and oil.
Ministry of Science and ICT Korea

Contact: Younghye Cho
younghyecho@kaist.ac.kr
82-042-350-2294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
How to draw electricity from the bloodstream
Men build dams and huge turbines to turn the energy of waterfalls and tides into electricity. To produce hydropower on a much smaller scale, Chinese scientists have now developed a lightweight power generator based on carbon nanotube fibers suitable to convert even the energy of flowing blood in blood vessels into electricity. They describe their innovation in the journal Angewandte Chemie.
Ministry of Science and Technology of the People's Republic of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality

Contact: Mario Mueller
angewandte@wiley-vch.de
Wiley

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
Physical Review Letters
High-speed quantum memory for photons
Physicists from the University of Basel have developed a memory that can store photons. These quantum particles travel at the speed of light and are thus suitable for high-speed data transfer. The researchers were able to store them in an atomic vapor and read them out again later without altering their quantum mechanical properties too much. This memory technology is simple and fast and it could find application in a future quantum Internet. The journal Physical Review Letters has published the results.

Contact: Cornelia Niggli
cornelia.niggli@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
Physical Review Letters
NUS scientists unravel new insights into promising semiconductor material
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have established new findings on the properties of two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide, a widely studied semiconductor of the future.

Contact: Tan Yun Yun
yunyun.tan@nus.edu.sg
65-651-62308
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 8-Sep-2017
Light: Science and Applications
Machine learning enabled mobile microscope for monitoring air quality
Accurate on-site air-quality monitoring can be performed using lens-free microscopy on a chip coupled with machine learning. A portable system built by Aydogan Ozcan and co-workers from UCLA, generates statistics of particle size and density from microscopic images of particulate matter in air. The system can screen 6.5 liters of air in about 30 seconds and has a particle sizing accuracy of about 93 percent.

Contact: Chenzi Guo
guocz@ciomp.ac.cn
86-177-043-16981
Changchun Institute of Optics, Fine Mechanics and Physics

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Research team discovers 'rubber material' that could lead to scratch-proof paint for car
A group of researchers from Queen's University Belfast have discovered a stretchy miracle material that could be used to create highly resistant smart devices and scratch-proof paint for cars.

Contact: Emma Gallagher
emma.gallagher@qub.ac.uk
289-097-5384
Queen's University Belfast

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Nature
Chemical hot spots
Chemistry live: using a scanning tunneling microscope, researchers at the Technical University of Munich were able for the very first time to witness in detail the activity of catalysts during an electrochemical reaction. The measurements show how the surface structure of the catalysts influences their activity. The new analysis method can now be used to improve catalysts for the electrochemical industry.
German Research Foundation, Toyota Motor Europe

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

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Science
A new way to directly convert methane to methanol using gold-palladium nanoparticles
A collaborative team led by Graham J. Hutchings at the Cardiff Catalysis Institute, and Christopher J. Kiely at Lehigh University, have used colloidal gold-palladium (Au-Pd) nanoparticles to directly oxidize methane to methanol with high selectivity in aqueous solution at low temperatures. Their findings have been published in an article in Science today: 'Aqueous Au-Pd colloids catalyze selective CH4 oxidation to CH3OH with O2 under mild conditions.'

Contact: Lori Friedman
lof214@lehigh.edu
610-758-3224
Lehigh University

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Fast magnetic writing of data
Magnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers at ETH Zurich have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy.

Contact: Pietro Gambardella
pietro.gambardella@mat.ethz.ch
41-446-330-756
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Journal of Dental Research
New dental imaging method uses squid ink to fish for gum disease
Squid ink could one day make getting checked for gum disease at the dentist less tedious and even painless. By combining squid ink with light and ultrasound, a team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed a new dental imaging method to examine a patient's gums that is noninvasive, more comprehensive and more accurate than the state of the art.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 7-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Quantum detectives in the hunt for the world's first quantum computer
A new paper in Nature Communications is the latest confirmation of Majorana fermions -- a strange quasiparticle at the heart of the next generation of quantum machines being pursued by University of Sydney and Microsoft Station Q engineers.
Netherlands Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research, Office of Naval Research, Microsoft Station Q, European Research Council

Contact: Marcus Strom
marcus.strom@sydney.edu.au
61-423-982-485
University of Sydney

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Bone marrow models to study blood and musculoskeletal disorders
For her research on development of hematological and musculoskeletal disorders, Dr. Cornelia Lee-Thedieck, scientist at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, is awarded an ERC Starting Grant: The European Research Council decided to fund her project 'bloodANDbone' with €1.5 million for five years. Lee-Thedieck develops models of the human bone marrow to study the regeneration of blood and bone by stem cells and how this regeneration is disturbed in diseases like leukemia or bone metastases.
European Research Council

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

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Aussie quantum tech has its sights set on human biochemistry
Australian scientists have developed a new tool for imaging life at the nanoscale that will provide new insights into the role of transition metal ions such as copper in neurodegenerative diseases.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Kristin O'Connell
k.oconnell@unsw.edu.au
61-413-261-362
Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

Public Release: 6-Sep-2017
Advanced Science
Supercharging silicon batteries
OIST scientists designed a novel silicon-based anode to provide lithium batteries with increased power and better stability.
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

Contact: Kaoru Natori
kaoru.natori@oist.jp
81-989-662-389
Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST) Graduate University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Nature Communications
Research shows how DNA molecules cross nanopores
Research from Northwestern University sheds new light on the understanding of the measurement of polymer properties in diverse chemical industries such as plastics manufacturing and food processing, and the design of biosensors.

Contact: Emily Ayshford
e-ayshford@northwestern.edu
847-467-1194
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Neurobiology of Disease
Nanoparticles limit damage in spinal cord injury
After a spinal cord injury, significant secondary nerve damage is caused by inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the ability of the nervous system to repair itself. A biodegradable nanoparticle injected after a spinal cord trauma prevented the inflammation and internal scarring that inhibits the repair process, reports a new study. Mice with a spinal cord injury receiving the nanoparticle injection were able to walk better after the injury than those that didn't receive it.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Marla Paul
marla-paul@northwestern.edu
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Safer carbon nanomaterials, by design
Dr. Leanne Gilbertson and her research team at the University of Pittsburgh are studying the inner workings of CNMs to develop the best design practices that result in environmentally sustainable CNMs, enhancing the ability to control their desirable and undesirable impacts. To support her research, the National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded Dr. Gilbertson $285,670 for the project titled "SusChEM: Decoupling Structure and Surface Chemistry Impacts of Carbon Nanomaterials on Environmentally Relevant Electrochemical and Biological Activity."
National Science Foundation

Contact: Paul Kovach
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 5-Sep-2017
Advanced Energy Materials
A revolution in lithium-ion batteries is becoming more realistic
The modern world relies on portable electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets, laptops, cameras or camcorders. Many of these devices are powered by lithium-ion batteries, which could be smaller, lighter, safer and more efficient if the liquid electrolytes they contain were replaced by solids. A promising candidate for a solid-state electrolyte is a new class of materials based on lithium compounds, presented by physicists from Switzerland and Poland.
Swiss National Science Foundation

Contact: Zbigniew Lodziana
zbigniew.lodziana@ifj.edu.pl
48-126-628-267
The Henryk Niewodniczanski Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 4-Sep-2017
European XFEL: Europe's next-generation free-electron laser
The European XFEL free-electron laser was inaugurated on Sept. 1, 2017, near Hamburg. By producing ultra-bright, trillion-photon X-ray flashes, this European instrument will allow scientists to map the atomic relief of viruses and even film chemical reactions. The French National Center for Scientific Research and Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission both played a leading role in the design and construction of the superconducting electron accelerator at the heart of this international research facility.

Contact: Alexiane Agullo
alexiane.agullo@cnrs-dir.fr
33-144-964-390
CNRS

Public Release: 4-Sep-2017
Journal of Cell Biology
Like a revolving door: How shuttling proteins operate nuclear pores
Nuclear pore complexes are tiny channels where the exchange of substances between the cell nucleus and the cytoplasm takes place. Scientists at the University of Basel report on startling new research that might overturn established models of nuclear transport regulation. Their study published in the Journal of Cell Biology reveals how shuttling proteins known as importins control the function of nuclear pores -- as opposed to the view that nuclear pores control the shuttling of importins.

Contact: Cornelia Niggli
cornelia.niggli@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
Energy & Environmental Science
Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford
Packing tiny solar cells together, like micro-lenses in the compound eye of an insect, could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of perovskite photovoltaics. The new compound solar cell is described in a study by Stanford researchers.
Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 31-Aug-2017
Beating the heat with nanoparticle films
A partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Santa Fe, New Mexico-based IR Dynamics is turning nano-size particles that reflect heat, or infrared radiation, into window films for offices, houses, even cars.

Contact: Mollie Rappe
mrappe@sandia.gov
505-844-8220
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

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