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Public Release: 29-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Revealing the ion transport at nanoscale
EPFL researchers have shown that a law of physics having to do with electron transport at nanoscale can also be analogously applied to the ion transport. This discovery provides insight into a key aspect of how ion channels function within our living cells.
SNSF Consolidator Grant Bionic

Contact: Aleksandra Radenovic
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Nano Letters
Engineering black gold, as light as the bones of birds
New research affiliated with UNIST suggests a new material that is more solid and 30 percent lighter than standard gold.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Korean Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, KIST-UNIST partnership program

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 28-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
CWRU researchers make biosensor 1 million times more sensitive
To provide oncologists a way to detect a single molecule of an enzyme produced by circulating cancer cells, physicists and engineers at Case Western Reserve University have developed an optical sensor, based on nanostructured metamaterials, that's 1 million times more sensitive than the current best available. The device proved capable of identifying a single lightweight molecule in a highly dilute solution.
Ohio Third Frontier Project Research Cluster on Surfaces in Advanced Materials, Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, MORE Center at CWRU, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Contact: Kevin Mayhood
Case Western Reserve University

Public Release: 26-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Computer simulation discloses new effect of cavitation
Researchers have discovered a so far unknown formation mechanism of cavitation bubbles by means of a model calculation. In the Science Advances journal, they describe how oil-repellent and oil-attracting surfaces influence a passing oil flow. Depending on the viscosity of the oil, a steam bubble forms in the transition area. This so-called cavitation may damage material of e.g. ship propellers or pumps. However, it may also have a positive effect.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 25-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Unlocking the gates to quantum computing
Researchers from Griffith University and the University of Queensland have overcome one of the key challenges to quantum computing by simplifying a complex quantum logic operation. They demonstrated this by experimentally realizing a challenging circuit -- the quantum Fredkin gate -- for the first time.

Contact: Helen Wright
Griffith University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
Nanocrystal self-assembly sheds its secrets
The secret to a long-hidden magic trick behind the self-assembly of nanocrystal structures is starting to be revealed. The findings were reported in the journal Nature Materials in a paper by Assistant Professor William A. Tisdale and grad student Mark C. Weidman, both at MIT's Department of Chemical Engineering, and Detlef-M. Smilgies at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source.
Center for Excitonics, US Department of Energy, DOE/Office of Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Michael Rutter
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Saving sunshine for a rainy day: New catalyst offers efficient storage of green energy
We can't control when the wind blows and when the sun shines, so finding efficient ways to store energy from alternative sources remains an urgent research problem. Now, a group led by Professor Ted Sargent at the University of Toronto's Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering may have a solution inspired by nature. The team has designed the most efficient catalyst for storing energy in chemical form, just like plants do during photosynthesis.
Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence Program, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council, CIFAR Bio-Inspired Solar Energy Program, US Department of Energy

Contact: Marit Mitchell
University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
New open source software for high resolution microscopy
Bielefeld physicists report their new development in Nature Communications.

Contact: Dr. Thomas Huser
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Graphene nanoribbons: It's all about the edges
As reported by the journal Nature in its latest issue, researchers from Empa, the Max Planck Institute in Mainz and the Technical University of Dresden have for the first time succeeded in producing graphene nanoribbons with perfect zigzag edges from molecules. Electrons on these zigzag edges exhibit different (and coupled) rotational directions ('spin'). This could make graphene nanoribbons the material of choice for electronics of the future, so-called spintronics.
Swiss National Science Foundation, European Research Council, US Office of Naval Research

Contact: Dr. Roman Fasel
Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA)

Public Release: 24-Mar-2016
Nanocage surfaces get 'makeover' in room temperature
Kyoto University team exploits preexisting crystal 'molds' to make copper oxide nanocrystals morph into hollow copper sulfide nanocages through anion exchange, and ultimately into cadmium sulfide and zinc sulfide nanocages.
New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization of Japan

Contact: Anna Ikarashi
Kyoto University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Bath semiconductor research boosted by new nano-scale patterning equipment
The University of Bath is the only university in the UK to have installed a unique Nano-Lithography printing system, enabling Bath to lead the way in the development of advanced manufacturing techniques for nano-engineered semiconductors.
Engineering & Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Robert Breckon
University of Bath

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Materials Horizons
Microagents with revolutionary potential
Micro and nanorobots that attack tumors with maximum precision using drugs: this is what the fight against cancer may look like in the future. A group of ETH researchers led by Salvador Pané are laying the foundations with magnetoelectric-controlled Janus machines.

Contact: Dr. Salvador Pané
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
No more washing: Nano-enhanced textiles clean themselves with light
Pioneering research paves way towards nano-enhanced textiles that can spontaneously clean themselves of stains and grime simply by being put under a light bulb or worn out in the sun.

Contact: Dr Rajesh Ramanathan
RMIT University

Public Release: 22-Mar-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Printing nanomaterials with plasma
Printing has come a long way since the days of Johannes Gutenberg. Now, researchers have developed a new method that uses plasma to print nanomaterials onto a 3-D object or flexible surface, such as paper or cloth. The technique could make it easier and cheaper to build devices like wearable chemical and biological sensors, flexible memory devices and batteries, and integrated circuits. They describe their work in this week's Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: AIP Media Line
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Advanced Materials
Wrinkles and crumples make graphene better
Brown University researchers have developed a method for making super-wrinkled and super-crumpled sheets of the nanomaterial graphene. The research shows that the topography can enhance some of graphene's already interesting properties.

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Physical Review B
New way to control particle motions on 2-D materials
An MIT study points the way to new photonic devices with one-way traffic lanes.

Contact: Sarah McDonnell
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of Materials Chemistry A
Engineers adapt laser method to create micro energy units
As the demand for thinner microelectronic devices increases, manufacturers often are limited by how oddly shaped the energy sources must become to make them conform to the smaller space. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri, have developed a method of transferring an energy source to virtually any shape. Using direct laser-writing techniques, scientists can help smartphone manufacturers fabricate energy storage units such as micro fuel cells that are environmentally friendly, highly designable and thin.

Contact: Jeff Sossamon
University of Missouri-Columbia

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Bacteria's Achilles heel uncovered by single molecule chemistry
Drug resistant bacteria are fast becoming one of the big worries of the 21 century. Now researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a previously unknown weakness; an 'Achilles heel', of bacteria. Their discovery, a crucial step in bacteria's energy metabolism, may be the first step in developing an entirely novel form of antibiotics.
The SYNBIO Center for Synthetic Biology of the University of Copenhagen, Lundbeck Foundation Center of Excellence Biomembranes in Nanomedicine,Villum foundation 'young investigator program'

Contact: Jes Andersen
Faculty of Science - University of Copenhagen

Public Release: 21-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Breakthrough technology to improve cyber security
An international research team has made a breakthrough in generating single photons, as carriers of quantum information in security systems. The interdisciplinary research is set to revolutionize our ability to exchange data securely -- along with advancing quantum computing, which can search large databases exponentially faster.

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
University of Sydney

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Stanford scientists develop new technique for imaging cells and tissues under the skin
A team of Stanford Bio-X scientists developed the first technique for viewing cells and tissues in three dimensions under the skin. The work could improve diagnosis and treatment for some forms of cancer and blindness.
US Air Force, NIH/Directors Office, National Science Foundation, Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Mary Kay Foundation, Donald E. and Delia B. Baxter Foundation

Contact: Amy Adams
Stanford University

Public Release: 18-Mar-2016
PolyU develops integrated iWheelchair system
With a tablet computer as the centralized operation platform, the system integrates a variety of functions such as environment control, as well as safety, health and hygiene monitoring with automated alert, which better caters for the needs of users and reduce the workload of their caregivers.
Innovation and Technology Commission

Contact: Margaret Ho
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
New research shows how nanowires can be formed
In an article published in Nature today, researchers at Lund University in Sweden show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

Contact: Cecilia Schubert
Lund University

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Semiconductor-inspired superconducting quantum computing devices
Builders of future superconducting quantum computers could learn a thing or two from semiconductors, according to a report in Nature Communications this week. By leveraging the good ideas of the natural world and the semiconductor community, researchers may be able to greatly simplify the operation of quantum devices built from superconductors. They call this a 'semiconductor-inspired' approach and suggest that it can provide a useful guide to improving superconducting quantum circuits.

Contact: Charles Tahan
Joint Quantum Institute

Public Release: 17-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Democratizing high-throughput single molecule force analysis
A team at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and Boston Children's Hospital has developed an inexpensive miniaturized Centrifuge Force Microscope that in combination with DNA nanoswitch technology permits highly reliable analysis of the force responses of thousands of similar molecules simultaneously.

Contact: Benjamin Boettner
Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard

Public Release: 16-Mar-2016
Applied Optics
Lasers help speed up the detection of bacterial growth in packaged food
A group of researchers from Zhejiang Normal University in China and Umeå University in Sweden report a fast, accurate, and noninvasive technique for monitoring bacterial growth. They report the results in Applied Optics, a journal of The Optical Society.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
The Optical Society

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