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Public Release: 20-Dec-2017
Science
Killing it softly
UCSB mechanical engineer Daniel Gianola and colleagues predict how seemingly disparate disordered materials fail, using 'softness' as a criterion.

Contact: James Badham
jwbadham@ucsb.edu
805-893-3648
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 20-Dec-2017
Chemical & Engineering News
The biggest chemistry-related stories from 2017
From a march for science to shifting environmental priorities in the policy realm, chemistry has been on the move and in the headlines in 2017. Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society, reviews the most intriguing chemistry stories of the year.

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2017
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Panning for silver in laundry wastewater
Silver nanoparticles are being used in clothing for their anti-odor abilities but some of this silver comes off when the clothes are laundered. The wastewater from this process could end up in the environment, possibly harming aquatic life, so researchers have attempted to recover the silver. Now, one group reports in ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that detergent chemistry plays a significant role in how much of this silver can be removed from laundry wastewater.

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2017
APL Photonics
Using the dark side of excitons for quantum computing
A dark exciton can store information in its spin state, analogous to how a regular, classical bit stores information in its off or on state, but dark excitons do not emit light, making it hard to determine their spins and use them for quantum information processing. In new experiments, however, researchers can read the spin states of dark excitons, and do it more efficiently than before. They describe their work in this week's APL Photonics.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 20-Dec-2017
Applied Physics Letters
The coldest chip in the world
Physicists at the University of Basel have succeeded in cooling a nanoelectronic chip to a temperature lower than 3 millikelvin. The scientists from the Department of Physics and the Swiss Nanoscience Institute set this record in collaboration with colleagues from Germany and Finland. They used magnetic cooling to cool the electrical connections as well as the chip itself. The results were published in the journal Applied Physics Letters.

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

Public Release: 20-Dec-2017
Nature Communications
Micro-spectrometer opens door to a wealth of new smartphone functions
Use your smartphone to check how clean the air is, whether food is fresh or a lump is malignant. This has all come a step closer thanks to a new spectrometer that is so small it can be incorporated easily and cheaply in a mobile phone. The little sensor developed at TU Eindhoven is just as precise as the normal tabletop models used in scientific labs. The researchers present their invention in Nature Communications.
Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Contact: Andrea Fiore
a.fiore@tue.nl
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 19-Dec-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Acoustic device makes piezoelectrics sing to a different tune
In today's 'internet of things,' devices connect primarily over short ranges at high speeds, an environment in which surface acoustic wave devices have shown promise for years. To obtain faster speeds, however, SAW devices need to operate at higher frequencies, limiting output power and overall performance. Researchers have demonstrated a new device that can achieve frequencies six times higher than most current devices. Their results are published this week in Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 19-Dec-2017
Physical Review B
Study resolves controversy about electron structure of defects in graphene
Researchers in Brazil calculated the overall electron structure of the vacancy region of a crystal lattice through the unprecedented use of a hybrid functional method, which yielded results compatible which experimental data. The crystal lattice configuration, in which information can be encoded, was selected for artistic appeal by the journal Physical Review B.
Sao Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP

Contact: Joao Carlos da Silva
jsilva@fapesp.br
55-113-838-4381
Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de São Paulo

Public Release: 19-Dec-2017
Steel specialist Dillinger is funding material research projects at Saarland University
The Saarland-based steel company AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke (Dillinger) is continuing its strategic partnership with the Materials Science and Engineering department at the University of Saarland and the Steinbeis Research Center at the Material Engineering Center Saarland (MECS). Since 2014 the steel specialist has supported steel-related joint research projects with almost EUR 1 million. This has enabled three of the university's professors and their teams to focus efforts on the versatile material.

Contact: Friederike Meyer zu Tittingdorf
presse.meyer@uni-saarland.de
49-681-302-3610
Saarland University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2017
Nature Chemistry
Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials
McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands -- a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising field of 'soft robotics.'
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Qatar Research Foundation, Canada Research Chairs Program

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 19-Dec-2017
Biophysical Society 62nd Annual Meeting
Biophysical Society announces winners of 2018 Committee for 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 62nd Annual Meeting at the Moscone Center in San Francisco, Calif., Feb. 17-21, 2018.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: Ellen Weiss
eweiss@biophysics.org
301-571-8943
Biophysical Society

Public Release: 19-Dec-2017
Nature Communications
Quantum trick blocks background 'chatter' in sensing devices
A new protocol developed by University of Sydney physicists has solved a common problem in quantum sensing devices, which should enable a new generation of ultra-sensitive sensors with application in medical imaging and defence.
Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, US Army Research Office, H. & A. Harley

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces
Particle size matters for porous building blocks
Porous particles of calcium and silicate show potential as building blocks for a host of applications. A Rice University laboratory tested calcium-silicate particles to see how they hold up under pressure and found that size influenced the toughness of individual particles but not assemblies.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017
Physical Review Letters
Nanoscale super-resonator extends light lifetime
Scientists designed the first subwavelength dielectric resonators for light trapping at the nanoscale that appears to be the simple silicon cylinder hundred times thinner than a human hair. Such a structure is capable to trap light ten times longer than any conventional resonator. Along with a simple shape and small size, it makes this new resonator a promising basis for a design of powerful nanolasers, biosensors, and various light transmitting devices. The results were published in Physical Review Letters.

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017
Nature
'Quantum material' has shark-like ability to detect small electrical signals
A 'quantum material' that mimics a shark's ability to detect the minute electric fields of small prey has been shown to perform well in ocean-like conditions, with potential applications from defense to marine biology.
Army Research Office, National Science Foundation, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, Office of Naval Research, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Emil Venere
venere@purdue.edu
765-494-4709
Purdue University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017
Cell Transplantation
Tiny bilirubin-filled capsules could improve survival of transplanted pancreatic cells
By encapsulating bilirubin within tiny nanoparticles, researchers from North Carolina State University and the Ohio State University have improved the survival rates of pancreatic islet cells in vitro in a low-oxygen environment. The work has implications for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes in both canine and human patients.
Ohio State University

Contact: Mick Kulikowski
mick_kulikowski@ncsu.edu
919-515-8387
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Fast flowing heat in layered material heterostructures
Graphene Flagship scientists, led by researchers at ICFO -- The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain, have detected graphene's out-of-plane heat transfer in van der Waals heterostructures. In their paper published in Nature Nanotechnology they follow this process in real-time. This phenomenon has many implications for optoelectronic devices.
Graphene Flagship, Mineco Young Investigator grant

Contact: Sian Fogden
press@graphene-flagship.eu
44-012-237-62418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 18-Dec-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Process to transition two-layer graphene into diamond-hard material on impact discovered
Scientists at the Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC) at the Graduate Center, CUNY, worked to theorize and test how two layers of graphene -- each one-atom thick -- could be made to transform into a diamond-like material upon impact at room temperature.

Contact: Paul McQuiston
paul.mcquiston@asrc.cuny.edu
212-413-3307
Advanced Science Research Center, GC/CUNY

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Optica
Single-photon detector can count to 4
Engineers have shown that a widely used method of detecting single photons can also count the presence of at least four photons at a time. The researchers say this discovery will unlock new capabilities in physics labs working in quantum information science around the world, while providing easier paths to developing quantum-based technologies.
Office of Naval Research, NASA

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
UTA leads Texas universities for NAI Fellows
The election of Dereje Agonafer, Jenkins Garrett Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Texas at Arlington, to the National Academy of Inventors brings the number of NAI Fellows at UTA to 12. This marks the highest number of NAI Fellows at any university in Texas.
National Academy of Inventors

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

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Graphene in zero G promises success in space
In a successful collaboration between the Graphene Flagship and the European Space Agency, experiments testing graphene for two different space-related applications have shown extremely promising results. Based on these results, the Flagship are continuing to develop graphene devices for use in space.
Graphene Flagship, European Space Agency

Contact: Sophia Lloyd
writer@graphene.cam.ac.uk
01-223-762-418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Nanophotonics
3-D nanoscale imaging made possible
In a research article '3D Nano-scale Imaging by Plasmonic Brownian Microscopy' published today in Nanophotonics, the team around Prof. Xiang Zhang from the University of California in Berkeley demonstrate a method for meeting this challenge with stunning properties.

Contact: Eric Merkel-Sobotta
ems@degruyter.com
49-302-600-5304
De Gruyter Open

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Nature Communications
Record high photoconductivity for new metal-organic framework material
An international team of scientists, from the University of Surrey, University of São Paulo (Brazil), the University of Warwick and the University of Grenoble-Alpes (France), has created a new metal-organic framework (MOF) that has shown record-high photo-conductivity levels for a material of its type.

Contact: Dalitso Njolinjo
d.njolinjo@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-688-914
University of Surrey

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Chemistry - A European Journal
Scientists describe the structure of a prospective luminesce substance
A physicist from Siberian Federal University (SFU) and Kirensky Institute of Physics Federal Research Center KSC SB RAS (IF) described the structure and properties of a new substance obtained by his Chinese colleagues. These are layered crystals of rare earth metal hydroxides Ln2(OH)4SO4 (Ln=Eu-Lu, Y) that may acts as eco-friendly sources of phosphors (substances that transform different energies into emission of light) for panels, screens, and other electronic devices. The discovery was reported by Chemistry: A European Journal.

Contact: Yaroslava Zhigalova
press@sfu-kras.ru
7-391-291-2733
Siberian Federal University

Public Release: 15-Dec-2017
Nanoparticles as a solution against antibiotic resistance?
Scientists of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany succeeded in developing an efficient method to treat mucoviscidosis. Crucial are nanoparticles that transport the antibiotics more efficiently to their destination. First of all, the active particles need to have a certain size to be able to reach the deeper airways and not to bounce off somewhere else before. Ultimately, they have to penetrate the thick layer of mucus on the airways as well as the lower layers of the bacteria biofilm.
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Contact: Axel Burchardt
presse@uni-jena.de
49-364-193-1031
Friedrich-Schiller-Universitaet Jena

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