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Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
RIT engineering faculty awarded NSF grant for high-tech nanofabrication equipment
Jing Zhang, engineering faculty member at Rochester Institute of Technology, received a $305,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to acquire a new etching system for photonic, electronic and bio-device fabrication. The system strengthens RIT's fabrication capability in its Semiconductor & Microsystems Fabrication Laboratory to support new and existing multidisciplinary research in science and engineering, to enable educational curriculum development, and be used for workforce development and training activities led by RIT's engineering college.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Michelle Cometa
macuns@rit.edu
585-475-4954
Rochester Institute of Technology

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Clemson University scientists receive $1.8 million grant to combat Type 2 diabetes
A pair of Clemson University scientists is using high-tech computer modeling and experimental validation techniques to unveil the intricate molecular causes of adult-onset diabetes, one of the world's most widespread, damaging and costly diseases.
NIH/National Institute of General Medical Sciences

Contact: jsmelvi@clemson.edu
jsmelvi@clemson.edu
864-656-2268
Clemson University

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Record for perovskite/CIGS tandem solar module
Thin-film technologies can dramatically reduce the cost of next-generation solar modules. Their production cost is low, and the combination of complementary absorber materials increases the power conversion efficiency. At the PSCO international conference in Genova, researchers from KIT, ZSW, and the Belgian research institute imec present a perovskite/CIGS tandem thin-film solar module that achieves 17.8 percent in efficiency, surpassing for the first time the efficiency of separate perovskite and CIGS solar modules.

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Nature Photonics
First quantum photonic circuit with an electrically driven light source
Whether for use in safe data encryption, ultrafast calculation of huge data volumes or so-called quantum simulation of highly complex systems: Optical quantum computers are a source of hope for tomorrow's computer technology. For the first time, scientists now have succeeded in placing a complete quantum optical structure on a chip, as outlined in the 'Nature Photonics' journal. This fulfills one condition for the use of photonic circuits in optical quantum computers.

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

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Science
Researchers use novel materials to build smallest transistor
In a new study published Oct. 7 in the journal Science, University of Texas at Dallas engineers and their colleagues describe a novel transistor made with a new combination of materials that is even smaller than the smallest possible silicon-based transistor.
Department of Energy, Office of Naval Research, National Science Foundation

Contact: Amanda Siegfried
amanda.siegfried@utdallas.edu
972-883-4335
University of Texas at Dallas

Public Release: 6-Oct-2016
Science
Smallest. Transistor. Ever.
A research team led by Berkeley Lab material scientists has created a transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate, breaking a size barrier that had been set by the laws of physics. The achievement could be a key to extending the life of Moore's Law.
Department of Energy

Contact: Sarah Yang
scyang@lbl.gov
510-486-4575
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Sir Fraser Stoddart is awarded Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Sir Fraser Stoddart, Board of Trustees Professor of Chemistry in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, today (Oct. 5) was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Professor Stoddart as well as Jean-Pierre Sauvage, University of Strasbourg, France, and Bernard L. Feringa, University of Groningen, the Netherlands, were recognized 'for the design and synthesis of molecular machines.' The academy credited them with developing 'molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added.'

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Lab on a Chip
Technique mass-produces uniform, multilayered particles
In the latest issue of the journal Lab on a Chip, researchers from MIT's Microsystems Technology Laboratories report a new microencapsulation technique that yields particles of very consistent size, while also affording a high rate of production.

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

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Optica
Solving the problem of glare
If you have ever turned on your car's high beams while driving through fog, you've seen glare in action. As the extra light reflects off the fog, it becomes even more difficult to see what lies ahead. In compelling new research, two scientific teams have developed innovative methods for counteracting glare and reducing unwanted light much like noise-canceling headphones eliminate unwanted sound.

Contact: Rebecca Andersen
RAndersen@osa.org
202-416-1443
The Optical Society

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Science
Electrons in graphene behave like light, only better
Researchers have directly observed -- for the first time -- negative refraction for electrons passing across a boundary between two regions in a conducting material. They observed the effect in graphene, demonstrating that electrons in the material behave like light rays, which can be manipulated by such optical devices as lenses and prisms. The findings could lead to the development of new types of electron switches, based on the principles of optics rather than electronics.
Semiconductor Research Corporation's NRI Center for Institute for Nanoelectronics Discovery and Exploration

Contact: Holly Evarts
holly.evarts@columbia.edu
347-453-7408
Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science

Public Release: 5-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Physicists 'dissolve' water in an emerald
Scientists have detected ferroelectric properties of water molecules by placing them into a network of nanoactivities in a crystal. No firm experimental evidence has been obtained so far for the dipole-dipole ordering of water molecules, although numerous attempts have been made by researches worldwide. The electric fields, which are generated by nanoconfined water, could play a vital role in various phenomena studied in biology, chemistry, geology, and meteorology, or even in the formation of the planets of our Solar System.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
UW Professor Emeritus David Thouless wins Nobel Prize for exploring exotic states of matter
David James Thouless, professor emeritus at the University of Washington, will share the 2016 Nobel Prize in physics with Professor F. Duncan M. Haldane of Princeton University and Professor J. Michael Kosterlitz of Brown University 'for theoretical discoveries of topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter,' according to the prize announcement. Half the prize goes to Thouless while Haldane and Kosterlitz divide the remaining half. Thouless is the UW's seventh Nobel laureate, and second in physics after Hans Dehmelt in 1989.

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
New device detects bacteria and tests for antibiotic resistance
Engineering and pharmaceutical science researchers at the University of Alberta are hoping a new device they've designed will curtail the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. The lab-on-a-chip device virtually eliminates the potential of false test results and is faster and more accurate than current testing techniques. It is ideal for situations where only very small samples can be used, such as neonatal ICUs.
Canada Excellence Research Chair program

Contact: Richard Cairney
richard.cairney@ualberta.ca
780-492-4514
University of Alberta

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
ACS Central Science
UCLA chemists report new insights about properties of matter at the nanoscale
UCLA nanoscience researchers have determined that a fluid that behaves similarly to water in our day-to-day lives becomes as heavy as honey when trapped in a nanocage of a porous solid, offering new insights into how matter behaves in the nanoscale worl

Contact: Stuart Wolpert
swolpert@support.ucla.edu
310-206-0511
University of California - Los Angeles

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Advanced Electronic Materials
Complex materials can self-organize into circuits, may form basis for multifunction chips
Researchers studying the behavior of nanoscale materials at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have uncovered remarkable behavior that could advance microprocessors beyond today's silicon-based chips. The study, featured on the cover of Advanced Electronic Materials, shows that a single crystal complex oxide material, when confined to micro- and nanoscales, can act like a multi-component electrical circuit.

Contact: Morgan McCorkle
mccorkleml@ornl.gov
865-574-7308
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Understanding chromatin's cancer connection
New live-cell imaging technique allows Northwestern University researchers to study chromatin's dynamic processes, including its role in cancer and disease.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health, Chicago Biomedical Consortium

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nanoscale
Electron beam microscope directly writes nanoscale features in liquid with metal ink
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are the first to harness a scanning transmission electron microscope to directly write tiny patterns in metallic 'ink,' forming features in liquid that are finer than half the width of a human hair. The automated process is controlled by weaving a STEM instrument's electron beam through a liquid-filled cell to spur deposition of metal onto a silicon microchip. The patterns created are nanoscale.
US Department of Energy Office of Science, DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Contact: Dawn Levy
levyd@ornl.gov
865-576-6448
DOE/Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nano Letters
Rice University researchers say 2-D boron may be best for flexible electronics
Researchers at Rice, Northwestern and Argonne National Laboratory suggest two-dimensional boron may be suitable for flexible electronics.

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

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
More stable qubits in perfectly normal silicon
The power of future quantum computers stems from the use of qubits, or quantum bits. It is not yet clear on which technology these qubits in quantum computers will be based, but qubits based on electron spins are looking more and more promising. It was thought that these could only be produced in the expensive semiconductor material gallium arsenide, but researchers have now discovered that the more common material silicon is even better
Dutch Organization for Fundamental Research on Matter

Contact: Lieven Vandersypen
L.M.K.Vandersypen@tudelft.nl
31-152-782-469
Delft University of Technology

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Using nanotechnology to target inoperable tumors from the inside out
A University of Texas at Arlington professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department is working on research through a National Institutes of Health grant that would create better nanotechnology to treat inoperable cancer tumors.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Bridget Lewis
blewis@uta.edu
817-272-3317
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Langmuir
Performance-enhancing... research? New measurement could help elite athletes: York U
York U research has resulted in a new technique that measures the rapid process of liquid drops spreading on any surface. Interface scientists in the Micro & Nano-scale Transport (MNT) lab at York U have created an experimentation tool, built with an optical path using specialized microscopic lenses, captures the bottom view and side view of a spreading drop. It enabled researchers to observe the initial stages of a drop spreading on any surface inside a glass container filled with water.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Gloria Suhasini
suhasini@yorku.ca
416-736-2100 x22094
York University

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Advanced Materials
Researchers report invention of glucose-sensing contact lens
Blood testing is the standard option for checking glucose levels, but a new technology could allow non-invasive testing via a contact lens that samples glucose levels in tears.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
jekever@uh.edu
713-743-0778
University of Houston

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Motion-directed robots on a micro scale
Microswimmers capped with carbon on one side can be propelled and steered by light,

Contact: Dr. Clemens Bechinger
c.bechinger@physik.uni-stuttgart.de
49-711-685-65218
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Houston Methodist receives $9 million from NCI to study physics of cancer immunotherapy
The Houston Methodist Research Institute has been awarded a rare $9 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to establish a research center focused on the physics of cancer immunotherapy. The HMRI will be the lead site for the Center for Immunotherapeutic Transport Oncophysics, which focuses on designing immunotherapies for breast and pancreatic cancers.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Contact: Patricia Akinfenwa
pakinfenwa@houstonmethodist.org
281-740-1402
Houston Methodist

Public Release: 4-Oct-2016
Nature Communications
Nanotechnology for energy materials: Electrodes like leaf veins
Nano-sized metallic wires are attracting increasing attention as conductive elements for manufacturing transparent electrodes, which are employed in solar cells and touch screen panels. In addition to high electric conductivity, excellent optical transmittance is one of the important parameters for an electrode in photovoltaic applications.

Contact: Dr. Michael Giersig
giersig@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-308-062-42793
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

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