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Showing releases 576-600 out of 2012.

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Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Magazine of Civil Engineering
Russian scientists create new system of concrete building structures
Professor of the Institute of Civil Engineering of Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU) Andrey Ponomarev and a graduate student Alexander Rassokhin developed a new construction technology. Scientists created several types of building blocks based on nanostructured high-strength lightweight concrete, reinforced with skew-angular composite coarse grids.

Contact: Raisa Bestugina
mass-media@spbstu.ru
7-812-591-6675
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Nano Letters
Graphene withstands high pressure, may aid in desalination
Used in filtration membranes, ultrathin material could help make desalination more productive.
MIT Energy Initiative, US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Science Advances
Self-assembled nanostructures can be selectively controlled
Plasmonic nanoparticles exhibit properties based on their geometries and relative positions. Researchers have now developed an easy way to manipulate the optical properties of plasmonic nanostructures that strongly depend on their spatial arrangement. 'The challenge is to make the structures change their geometry in a controlled way in response to external stimuli. In this study, structures were programmed to modify their shape by altering the pH,' tells Assistant Professor Anton Kuzyk from Aalto University.

Contact: Anton Kuzyk
anton.kuzyk@aalto.fi
358-504-430-492
Aalto University

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Nature Photonics
Chip-based nanoscopy: Microscopy in HD quality
Physicists at Bielefeld University and the Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø have developed a photonic chip that makes it possible to carry out super-resolution light microscopy, also called 'nanoscopy,' with conventional microscopes. In nanoscopy, the position of single fluorescent molecules can be determined with a precision of just a few nano-meters, that is, to a millionth of a millimeter.

Contact: Dr. Mark Schuettpelz, Bielefeld University
schuettp@physik.uni-bielefeld.de
49-052-110-65445
Bielefeld University

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Energy & Environmental Science
New breakthrough in battery charging technology
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), introduced a new battery charging technology that uses light to charge batteries.

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
joohyeonheo@unist.ac.kr
82-522-171-223
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 24-Apr-2017
Nano Letters
Freezing lithium batteries may make them safer and bendable
Columbia Engineering Professor Yuan Yang has developed a new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new technique uses ice-templating to control the structure of the solid electrolyte for lithium batteries that are used in portable electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-level energy storage. The study is published online April 24 in Nano Letters.
National Science Foundation, Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids

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

Public Release: 23-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
Solar cell design with over 50 percent energy-conversion efficiency
Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. A new solar cell design could raise the energy conversion efficiency to over 50 percent by absorbing the spectral components of longer wavelengths that are usually lost during transmission through the cell. These findings were published on April 6 in the online edition of Nature Communications.
Incorporated Administrative Agency New Energy, Industrial Technology Development Organization, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Eleanor Wyllie
intl-relations@office.kobe-u.ac.jp
Kobe University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2017
Advanced Engineering Materials
Wonder material? Novel nanotube structure strengthens thin films for flexible electronics
Reflecting the structure of composites found in nature and the ancient world, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have synthesized thin carbon nanotube (CNT) textiles that exhibit both high electrical conductivity and a level of toughness that is about fifty times higher than copper films, currently used in electronics.

Contact: Sameh Tawfick
tawfick@illinois.edu
217-244-6303
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 21-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Northeastern researchers' discovery could aid in detecting nuclear threats
Northeastern researchers Yung Joon Jung and Swastik Kar have developed a way to detect nuclear materials that far outpaces any existing method.

Contact: Daniel Hajjar
d.hajjar@northeastern.edu
Northeastern University

Public Release: 21-Apr-2017
NANO
Electrochemical performance of lithium-ion capacitors
Pre-lithiated multiwalled carbon nanotubes and activated carbon (AC) materials were used as anode and cathode respectively for Lithium-ion capacitors (LICs). The pre-lithiatiation was performed using internal short circuit approach (ISC). The LIC showed excellent supercapacitor performance. The pre-lithiated MWCNTs have a potential application as anode for high performance Lithium-ion capacitors.
Jiangxi Province Education Department

Contact: Chin Wanying
wychin@wspc.com
65-646-65775
World Scientific

Public Release: 21-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Nanoimprinted hyperlens array: Paving the way for practical super-resolution imaging
Research conducted by Professor Junsuk Rho's team at POSTECH, South Korea, has demonstrated a scalable and reliable fabrication process of a large scale hyperlens device based on direct pattern transfer techniques. The research team's new cost-effective fabrication method can be used to proliferate practical far-field and real-time super-resolution imaging devices that can be widely used in optics, biology, medical science, nanotechnology, and other related interdisciplinary fields. This achievement has been published in Scientific Reports.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Engineering Research Center program, Global Frontier program, Pioneer Research program, Commercialization Promotion Agency for R&D Outcomes

Contact: Ms. YunMee Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Crystals grown aboard space station provide radiation detecting technology
Research into crystal growth in microgravity was one of the earliest investigations conducted aboard the International Space Station and is continued to this day. The unique microgravity environment of space provides an ideal setting for producing crystals that are more perfect than their terrestrial-grown counterparts. The Crystal Growth of Cs2LiYCl6:Ce Scintillators in Microgravity (CLYC-Crystal Growth), a Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS)-sponsored investigation, will study the potential benefits of growing the CYLC crystal in microgravity.

Contact: Rachel Barry
Rachel.Barry@nasa.gov
NASA/Johnson Space Center

Public Release: 20-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Engineering technique is damaging materials research reveals
A technique that revolutionised scientists' ability to manipulate and study minuscule materials, may have dramatic unintended consequences -- altering their structural identity, new Oxford University research reveals.

Contact: Lanisha Butterfield
lanisha.butterfield@admin.ox.ac.uk
01-865-280-531
University of Oxford

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Making batteries from waste glass bottles
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, and provide more power with fewer charges to personal electronics like cell phones and laptops.

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
951-827-4580
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Nanoparticles remain unpredictable
The way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them comprehensively, as ETH environmental scientists have shown in a large overview study. A more standardized approach would help to advance the research field.

Contact: Martin Scheringer
martin.scheringer@chem.ethz.ch
41-446-323-062
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Graphene and gold make a better brain probe
A team from Korea created more flexible neural electrodes that minimize tissue damage and still transmit clear brain signals.

Contact: Dahye Kim
pwrock@dgist.ac.kr
82-537-851-163
DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology)

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Water Research
Ben-Gurion U. researchers develop membranes that remove viruses from drinking water
The 'zwitterionic polymer hydrogel' repels the viruses from approaching and passing through the membrane. It contains both positive and negative charges and improves efficiency by weakening virus accumulation on the modified filter surface. The result was a significantly higher rate of removal of waterborne viruses, including human norovirus and adenovirus.

Contact: Andrew Lavin
andrewlavin@alavin.com
516-944-4486
American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

Public Release: 19-Apr-2017
Collegiate inventors awarded Lemelson-MIT Student Prize
The Lemelson-MIT Program today announced the winners of the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize after a nationwide search for the most inventive college students. The Lemelson-MIT Program awarded $115,000 in prizes to nine collegiate inventors. Each winning team of undergraduates received $10,000, and each graduate student winner received $15,000.

Contact: Jennifer Manley
jennifer.manley@deweysquare.com
339-927-2277
Lemelson-MIT Program

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
2017 MRS Spring Meeting & Exhibit
Sharon C. Glotzer wins 2017 MRS Communications Lecture Award
Sharon C. Glotzer wins 2017 MRS Communications Lecture Award.

Contact: Jo Skelton
jskelton@cambridge.org
01-223-326-165
Cambridge University Press

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
Better living through pressure: Functional nanomaterials made easy
Using pressure instead of chemicals, nanoparticles have been fabricated into nanowire arrays similar to those that underlie touch-screens for phones, computers, TVs, and sensors. The pressure process takes nanoseconds instead of the hours required by industry's current chemical means.
US Department of Energy/Office of Science

Contact: neal singer
nsinger@sandia.gov
505-845-7078
DOE/Sandia National Laboratories

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Nature Energy
NREL researchers capture excess photon energy to produce solar fuels
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating heat.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 18-Apr-2017
Nature Energy
NREL establishes world record for solar hydrogen production
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) recaptured the record for highest efficiency in solar hydrogen production via a photoelectrochemical (PEC) water-splitting process.

Contact: David Glickson
david.glickson@nrel.gov
303-275-4097
DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
UTA bioengineer wins grant to train Ph.D. students to use nanotechnology to fight ailments
Kytai Nguyen, a UTA bioengineering professor with extensive experience in healthcare applications for nanotechnology, recently was awarded a National Institutes of Health T-32 grant totaling more than $1 million over five years to recruit and train outstanding doctoral students. The grant will pay for a stipend, tuition and travel.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Herb Booth
hbooth@uta.edu
817-272-7075
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
The 31st Annual Symposium of The Protein Society
Protein Science Best Paper awards annoucement
At the beginning of each year, two 'best papers' are selected from articles published in Protein Science during the preceding 12 months. A junior author (typically the first author) is designated as the award winner and invited to give a talk at the following Annual Protein Society Symposium.
The Protein Society

Contact: Raluca Cadar
rcadar@proteinsociety.org
844-377-6834
The Protein Society

Public Release: 17-Apr-2017
Early recognition
ECE's Jiahao Kang is the only one from the Americas to receive the prestigious IEEE Electron Devices Society Ph.D. Student Fellowship.

Contact: Sonia Fernandez
sonia.fernandez@ucsb.edu
805-893-4765
University of California - Santa Barbara

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