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Public Release: 8-May-2017
Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
'Hot' electrons don't mind the gap
Rice University scientists discover that 'hot' electrons can create a photovoltage about a thousand times larger than ordinary temperature differences in nanoscale gaps in gold wires. This finding opens a path for plasmonic tunneling-based photodetectors for sensors, solar cells and electronics.
US Army Research Office, Robert A. Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 8-May-2017
Nature Communications
Chemically tailored graphene
Graphene is considered as one of the most promising new materials. However, the systematic insertion of chemically bound atoms and molecules to control its properties is still a major challenge. Now, for the first time, scientists of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, the University of Vienna, the Freie Universität Berlin and the University Yachay Tech in Ecuador succeeded in precisely verifying the spectral fingerprint of such compounds in both theory and experiment.

Contact: Thomas Pichler
University of Vienna

Public Release: 8-May-2017
Advanced Materials
Bird feathers inspire researchers to produce vibrant new colors
Nagoya University team replicates unique color of bird plumage. Raspberry-like particle systems simulate the spongy texture of Stellar's jay's blue feathers. These findings represent a new approach to artificial structural color-based pigments.
Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, and Science

Contact: Koomi Sung
Nagoya University

Public Release: 8-May-2017
Nature Communications
Refrigerator for quantum computers discovered
Researchers at Aalto University have invented a quantum-circuit refrigerator, which can reduce errors in quantum computing. This is a new twist towards a functioning quantum computer.
European Research Council, Academy of Finland, Emil Aaltonen Foundation, Jenny and Antti Wihuri Foundation, Finnish Cultural Foundation

Contact: Mikko Möttönen, D.Sc. (Tech.), Docent
Aalto University

Public Release: 8-May-2017
Nature Communications
Caltech chemical engineer explains oxygen mystery on comets
A Caltech chemical engineer who normally develops new ways to fabricate microprocessors in computers has figured out how to explain a nagging mystery in space -- why comets expel oxygen gas, the same gas we humans breathe.

Contact: Whitney Clavin
California Institute of Technology

Public Release: 8-May-2017
Nature Communications
A slingshot to shoot drugs onto the site of an infection
Chemists form Italy and Canada specializing in nanotechnology create a molecular slingshot that could shoot drugs at precise locations in the human body once triggered by specific disease markers.
Associazione Italiana per la Ricerca sul Cancro, European Research Council, International Research Staff Exchange Scheme, National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Julie Gazaille
University of Montreal

Public Release: 5-May-2017
American Scientific publishers give UTA physicist Wei Chen Best Paper Award
American Scientific Publishers, a publisher of scientific journals and books in the fields of science, engineering, and technology, has given Wei Chen, a physics professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, a Best Paper Award for a journal article cited 364 times to date.
American Scientific Publishers

Contact: Louisa Kellie
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 4-May-2017
Molecular Physics
Sandia develops math techniques to improve computational efficiency in quantum chemistry
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed new mathematical techniques to advance the study of molecules at the quantum level. Mathematical and algorithmic developments along these lines are necessary for enabling the detailed study of complex hydrocarbon molecules that are relevant in engine combustion.

Contact: Michael Padilla
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 4-May-2017
Getting better drugs to market, more quickly
Getting better drugs to market faster, and at a fraction of the cost, is a step closer thanks to technology for speeding up the testing process, which is being developed by a Swansea University spin-out company, Moleculomics. They have been developing computer-generated models for protein structures in the human body. Using high-performance computing technology, they can run mathematical simulations to determine how these proteins interact with chemical compounds they are exposed to in real-life conditions.
Government of Canada, UK Ministry of Defence, Unilever, Dow, National Centre for Replacement, Refinement and Reduction of Animals in Research

Contact: Kevin Sullivan
Swansea University

Public Release: 4-May-2017
Optics Letters
New fiber-based sensor could quickly detect structural problems in bridges and dams
Today, there is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges. With 1 million sensing points, a newly developed fiber optic distributed sensor could offer significantly faster detection of structural problems than is currently available.

Contact: Joshua Miller
The Optical Society

Public Release: 4-May-2017
Journal of Physical Chemistry C
High temperature step-by-step process makes graphene from ethene
An international team of scientists has developed a new way to produce single-layer graphene from a simple precursor: ethene -- also known as ethylene -- the smallest alkene molecule, which contains just two atoms of carbon.
US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, US Department of Energy

Contact: John Toon
Georgia Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-May-2017
Scientific Reports
Utilizing tumor suppressor proteins to shape nanomaterials
A new method combining tumor suppressor protein p53 and biomineralization peptide BMPep successfully created hexagonal silver nanoplates, suggesting an efficient strategy for controlling the nanostructure of inorganic materials.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Naoki Namba
Hokkaido University

Public Release: 2-May-2017
Graphene flagship steers towards higher technology readiness level
The Graphene Flagship's general assembly staked out the course for the next phase at its meeting in Bologna, Italy, in early April. Six application-oriented spearhead projects and an invitation to express interest in joining the consortium are examples of how the Graphene Flagship will move forward as it reaches midterm of its ten-year voyage.

Contact: Sian Fogden
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 2-May-2017
WFU chemistry professor receives NSF CAREER Award for $500,000
Wake Forest chemistry professor Michael Gross has been named a National Science Foundation (NSF) Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program Award winner.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kim McGrath
Wake Forest University

Public Release: 2-May-2017
New coating surface for superior rust resistance with 'colorless' color
Electric fields can mobilize non-ionic particles to coat metal surfaces.
Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture of Japan, Grant-in-Aid for Development Scientific Research

Contact: Kuniaki Shiraki
Nagoya Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-May-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
'Valleytronics' advancement could help extend Moore's Law
A University at Buffalo-led team has discovered a new way to control energy levels between electronic valleys in 2-D semiconductors. The breakthrough could help extend Moore's Law, allowing industry to build computer chips that are faster, more powerful and cheaper that those available today.

Contact: Grove Potter
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 1-May-2017
Advanced Materials
First luminescent molecular system with a lower critical solution temperature
Osaka University researchers developed a luminescent small-molecule system that changes from a solution to a suspension when heated. The solubility change is accompanied by a color change in the photoemission from blue to green. The transition is mediated by oleic acid and methylamine, which aid the reversible reorganization from molecular wires in solution through an intermediate co-crystal and finally into nanoparticles at higher temperatures. This new system could aid the development of new-generation thermo-responsive materials.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Saori Obayashi
Osaka University

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
Hybrid heterostructures with programmable potentials
In a novel controllable chemical method, Flagship researchers have created hybrid nanomaterials that can be tailored to have programmable electronic and optical properties -- ideal for designing new types of electronics with new functionalities.
Graphene Flagship

Contact: Sophia Lloyd
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Nano Letters
Scientists set record resolution for drawing at the one-nanometer length scale
Using a specialized electron microscope outfitted with a pattern generator, scientists turned an imaging instrument into a lithography tool that could be used to create and study materials with new properties.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Chemistry of Materials
Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future
Researchers have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver energy much more quickly than the same material that doesn't include the water layers. The finding raises some interesting questions about the behavior of liquids when confined at this scale and holds promise for shaping future energy-storage technologies.

Contact: Matt Shipman
North Carolina State University

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Dawn of organic single crystal electronics
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Japan) have developed a method for high performance doping of organic single crystal. Furthermore, they succeeded in the Hall effect measurement of the crystal -- the world's first case. The research has been published in the Advanced Materials.

Contact: Masahiro Hiramoto
National Institutes of Natural Sciences

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Science Advances
New organic lasers one step closer to reality
Researchers at Kyushu University's Center for Organic Photonics and Electronics Research have developed an optically pumped organic thin-film laser that can continuously emit light for 30 ms, which is more than 100 times longer than previous devices.
Adachi Molecular Exciton Engineering Project, Exploratory Research for Advanced Technology, Japan Science and Technology Agency

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

Public Release: 28-Apr-2017
Science Advances
Discovery of a facile process for H2 production using ammonia as a carrier
Researchers at Oita University, Japan, have created a new process for producing H2 from ammonia with rapid initiation that requires no external heat source, giving hope for the increased global use of H2 as an efficient and clean energy source.
Japan Science and Technology Agency, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology-Japan

Contact: Katsutoshi Nagaoka
Oita University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Physical Review A
Mapping the edge of reality
Australian and German researchers have collaborated to develop a genetic algorithm to confirm the rejection of classical notions of causality.

Contact: Dr. Chris Ferrie
RMIT University

Public Release: 27-Apr-2017
Looking for the quantum frontier
Researchers have developed a new theoretical framework to identify computations that occupy the 'quantum frontier' -- the boundary at which problems become impossible for today's computers and can only be solved by a quantum computer. The team, whose work was highlighted in the first edition of Quantum journal this week, demonstrate that these computations can be performed with near-term, intermediate, quantum computers.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Grainne Murphy
Centre for Quantum Computation & Communication Technology

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