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Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies
Engineers at MIT have devised a microfluidic technique to capture and count circulating plasma cells from small samples of blood. The technique, which relies on conventional blood draws, may provide patients with a less painful test for multiple myeloma.
National Institutes of Health, Al Jalila Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Physical Review Letters
Technique makes more efficient, independent holograms
Recently, a team of researchers encoded multiple holographic images in a metasurface that can be unlocked separately with differently polarized light.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Nature Materials
Platelets instead of quantum dots
A team of researchers led by ETH Zurich professor David Norris has developed a model to clarify the general mechanism of nanoplatelet formation. Using pyrite, they also managed to confirm their theory.
ETH, Swiss National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research/Naval Research Laboratory's Basic Research Program

Contact: Prof. Dr. David Norris
dnorris@ethz.ch
41-446-325-360
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Current Graphene Science
Current Graphene Science tours its journey of high-performance energy storage devices
Graphene has made its fathomable pathway over wide range of user-friendly energy storage devices. The present study was aimed to comprehend its unseen potentials of energy conservation and providing broader prospective for future research.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Improving silver nanowires for FTCEs with flash light interactions
A Korean research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at KAIST and Dr. Hong-Jin Park from BSP Inc., has developed high-performance Ag NWs with strong adhesion on plastic using flash light-material interactions.

Contact: Younghye Cho
younghyecho@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers 'iron out' graphene's wrinkles
Engineers at MIT have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out the wrinkles that do appear. After fabricating and then flattening out the graphene, the researchers tested its electrical conductivity. They found each wafer exhibited uniform performance, meaning that electrons flowed freely across each wafer, at similar speeds, even across previously wrinkled regions.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Journal of Electronic Materials
Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage
Duke University researchers have created a new 'spray-on' digital memory using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle ink. The device, which is analogous to a 4-bit flash drive, is the first fully-printed digital memory suitable for practical use in simple electronics such as environmental sensors or RFID tags. Because it is jet-printed, it could be used to build programmable electronic devices on flexible materials like paper, plastic or fabric.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kara Manke
kara.manke@duke.edu
919-681-8064
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Multi-university effort to advance materials, define the future of mobility
Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10 million in funding as part of a $35 million materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Provided over four years, the support to MIT researchers will be primarily directed at energy storage.
Toyota Research Institute

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mprutter@mit.edu
617-715-2400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Science Advances
Stretching the boundaries of neural implants
New nanowire-coated, stretchy, multifunction fibers can be used to stimulate and monitor the spinal cord while subjects are in motion, MIT researchers report.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Nanoscopic golden springs change color of twisted light
University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs with powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could improve pharmaceutical design, telecommunications and nanorobotics.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Chris Melvin
c.m.melvin@bath.ac.uk
44-012-253-83941
University of Bath

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water
Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.

Contact: Ben Robinson
ben.robinson@manchester.ac.uk
01-612-750-134
University of Manchester

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
APL Photonics
Photonic crystal and nanowire combo advances 'photonic integration'
While bigger nanowires can improve light confinement and performance, it increases both energy consumption and device footprint -- both of which are considered 'fatal' when it comes to integration. Addressing this problem, researchers came up with an approach that involves combining a sub-wavelength nanowire with a photonic crystal platform, which they report this week in the journal APL Photonics.

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

Public Release: 2-Apr-2017
PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva's Invention Expo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning a total of 11 prizes at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Covering a wide range of application areas, these breakthroughs not only expand the boundaries of knowledge, but also enhance the well-being of our society on different fronts.

Contact: Sharon Yu
sharon.yu@polyu.edu.hk
852-276-65103
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Russian Polytechnic University to open Information Center in Spain
On April 19, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), one of the leading technical universities in Russia will open the Information Center in Madrid, Spain. The major aim of the University's Information Center is to boost cooperation between SPbPU and scientific and educational institutions of Spain entailing academic exchange of students and teaching staff, as well as joint participation in scientific and technical projects.

Contact: Alexander Chernosvitov, the Head of the Madrid Foundation
Director@fundpushkin.org
34-914-483-300
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Optica
Photonics breakthough paving the way for improved wireless communication systems
A breakthrough enabling very fast tunable delay lines on chip should facilitate bandwidth affecting the 10 billion mobile devices connected to the wireless network. The ability to provide broader bandwidth instantaneously to more users in the future will be part of the solution to the bottleneck faced by wireless networks worldwide, with applications ranging from more efficient radars to detect attacks, to the 'internet of things', fifth generation (5G) communications, and smart homes and cities.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Australian Research Council

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-293-512-390
University of Sydney

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Scientific Reports
Bio-inspired energy storage: A new light for solar power
Inspired by the western Swordfern, a groundbreaking prototype could be the answer to the storage challenge still holding solar back as a total energy solution. The new type of electrode could boost the capacity of existing integrable storage technologies by 3000 per cent.
Scientific Endowment Industrial Fund, Australian Research Council

Contact: Min Gu
min.gu@rmit.edu.au
61-399-252-128
RMIT University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
American Chemical Society 253rd National Meeting & Exposition
Caddisworm silk, DNA sleuths, urban streams and more from the University of Utah at ACS
University of Utah chemists gather with their peers in San Francisco next week at the American Chemical Society's National Meeting April 2-6. The theme of the meeting is 'Advanced Materials, Technologies, Systems & Processes.' Below are summaries of select presentations at the meeting, along with the time and date of the presentation and primary contact information. All times are in Pacific Daylight Time.

Contact: Paul Gabrielsen
paul.gabrielsen@utah.edu
801-505-8253
University of Utah

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
New ultrafast flexible and transparent memory devices could herald new era of electronics
An innovative new technique to produce the quickest, smallest, highest-capacity memories for flexible and transparent applications could pave the way for a future golden age of electronics.

Contact: Duncan Sandes
d.sandes@exeter.ac.uk
44-013-927-22391
University of Exeter

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
'Fuzzy' fibers can take rockets' heat
Rice University scientists collaborate with NASA to improve its composite materials for next-generation rocket engines by adding a 'fuzzy' silicon carbide fiber.
NASA Jenkins Fellowship, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Nano
UAB creates triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules for guided drug delivery
Chemists have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. These multilayer capsules show three traits that have been difficult to achieve in a single entity. They have good imaging contrast that allows detection with low-power ultrasound, they can stably and efficiently encapsulate the cancer drug doxorubicin, and both a low- and higher-power dose of ultrasound can trigger the release of that cargo.
National Science Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

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

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Nature Communications
Built from the bottom up, nanoribbons pave the way to 'on-off' states for graphene
A new way to grow narrow ribbons of graphene, a lightweight and strong structure of single-atom-thick carbon atoms linked into hexagons, may address a shortcoming that has prevented the material from achieving its full potential in electronic applications. Graphene nanoribbons, mere billionths of a meter wide, exhibit different electronic properties than two-dimensional sheets of the material. 'Confinement changes graphene's behavior,' said An-Ping Li, a physicist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
DOE/Office of Science, Office of Naval Research, Oak Ridge Associated Universities, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Science Foundation

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-5448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Science
Sculpting optical microstructures with slight changes in chemistry
In 2013, materials scientists at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering, grew a garden of self-assembled crystal microstructures. Now, applied mathematicians at SEAS and Wyss have developed a framework to better understand and control the fabrication of these microstructures. Together, the researchers used that framework to grow sophisticated optical microcomponents.
National Science Foundation, Kavli Institute for Bionano Science and Technology at Harvard University, Harvard Materials Research Science and Engineering Center

Contact: Leah Burrows
lburrows@seas.harvard.edu
617-496-1351
Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Engineer patents waterlike polymer to create high-temperature ceramics
Using five ingredients -- silicon, boron, carbon, nitrogen and hydrogen -- a Kansas State University engineer has created a liquid polymer that can transform into a ceramic with valuable thermal, optical and electronic properties.
National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Science Foundation

Contact: Gurpreet Singh
gurpreet@k-state.edu
785-532-7085
Kansas State University

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
Graphene mobile innovation wows at the GSMA Mobile World Congress
The Graphene Experience Zone proved a show highlight to many at the 2017 GSMA Mobile World Congress (MWC). Containing an impressive collection of demonstrators and prototypes, it showcased graphene mobile innovation in a truly interactive way. Organized by the Graphene Flagship and curated by ICFO, with support from the GSMA, the Graphene Experience Zone highlighted the potential of graphene and related materials to the mobile community.
European Union

Contact: Sian Fogden
comms@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-2418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 30-Mar-2017
ACS Central Science
Nanomagnets for future data storage
An international team of researchers led by chemists from ETH Zurich have developed a method for depositing single magnetizable atoms onto a surface. This is especially interesting for the development of new miniature data storage devices.

Contact: Dr. Christophe Copéret
ccoperet@inorg.chem.ethz.ch
41-446-339-394
ETH Zurich

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