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Public Release: 22-May-2017
Microsystems & Nanoengineering
Graphene-based sensor could improve evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of asthma
Rutgers University-New Brunswick scientists have created a graphene-based sensor that could lead to earlier detection of looming asthma attacks and improve the management of asthma and other respiratory diseases, preventing hospitalizations and deaths.
National Institutes of Health NIEHS Center

Contact: Todd B. Bates
tbates@ucm.rutgers.edu
848-932-0550
Rutgers University

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Nature Communications
Wafer-thin magnetic materials developed for future quantum technologies
Two-dimensional magnetic structures are regarded as a promising material for new types of data storage, since the magnetic properties of individual molecular building blocks can be investigated and modified. For the first time, researchers have now produced a wafer-thin ferrimagnet, in which molecules with different magnetic centers arrange themselves on a gold surface to form a checkerboard pattern. Scientists at the Swiss Nanoscience Institute at the University of Basel and the Paul Scherrer Institute published their findings in the journal Nature Communications.

Contact: Dr. Thomas A. Jung
thomas.jung@psi.ch
41-563-104-518
University of Basel

Public Release: 22-May-2017
Nature Communications
Let there be light
Graphene Flagship research demonstrates large scale, fully integrable arrays of single photon quantum dots in layered materials, which may lead to hybrid on-chip photonics devices for networks and sensing. This method is transforming the way researchers work with transition metal dichalcogenide quantum dots.
Graphene Flagship

Contact: Sophia Lloyd
writer@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-2418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 18-May-2017
ACS Nano
Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries
Rice University scientists build high-capacity lithium metal batteries with anodes made of a graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid. The anodes quench the formation of damaging dendrites.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative

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

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Photocatalyst makes hydrogen production 10 times more efficient
Hydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of Japanese researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production tenfold.

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

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Nature Communications
Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst
Nanoscale stretching or compressing significantly boost the performance of ceria, a material widely used in catalytic converters and clean-energy technologies, Stanford scientists report.
Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, Precourt Institute for Energy at Stanford University

Contact: Mark Shwartz
mshwartz@stanford.edu
650-723-9296
Stanford University

Public Release: 18-May-2017
npj 2D Materials and Applications
Using graphene to create quantum bits
EPFL researchers have developed a quantum capacitor based on graphene, which has multiple applications. The device is potentially useful in producing a new type of qubit, which is one of the building blocks of quantum computers. It could also be used for highly non-linear circuits.

Contact: sina.khorasani
sina.khorasani@epfl.ch
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 18-May-2017
Nature Communications
World's thinnest hologram paves path to new 3-D world
Researchers pave way towards integration of 3-D holography into electronics like smart phones, computers and TVs, with development of nano-hologram 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

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

Public Release: 17-May-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers create first significant examples of optical crystallography for nanomaterials
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a novel way to determine crystal type based on optics -- by identifying the unique ways in which these crystals absorb light.

Contact: Andrew Smith
smi@illinois.edu
217-300-5638
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-May-2017
Advanced Functional Materials
Better cathode materials for lithium-sulphur-batteries
A team at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) has for the first time fabricated a nanomaterial made from nanoparticles of a titanium oxide compound (Ti4O7) that is characterized by an extremely large surface area, and tested it as a cathode material in lithium-sulphur batteries. The highly porous nanomaterial possesses high storage capacity that remains nearly constant over many charging cycles.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Yan Lu
yan.lu@helmholtz-berlin.de
49-308-062-43191
Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin für Materialien und Energie

Public Release: 17-May-2017
ACS Central Science
UC San Diego chemists create the ultimate natural sunscreen
Chemists, materials scientists and nanoengineers at UC San Diego have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Kim McDonald
kmcdonald@ucsd.edu
858-534-7572
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 16-May-2017
Nano Letters
First flat lens for immersion microscope provides alternative to centuries-old technique
A team of researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has developed the first flat lens for immersion microscopy. This lens, which can be designed for any liquid, may provide a cost-effective and easy-to-manufacture alternative to the expensive, centuries-old technique of hand polishing lenses for immersion objectives.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Thorlabs Inc

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

Public Release: 16-May-2017
Nature Communications
The brighter side of twisted polymers
A strategy to produce highly fluorescent nanoparticles through careful molecular design of conjugated polymers has been developed by KAUST researchers. Such tiny polymer-based particles could offer alternatives to conventional organic dyes and inorganic semiconductor quantum dots as fluorescent tags for medical imaging.

Contact: Michelle D'Antoni
michelle.dantoni@kaust.edu.sa
King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST)

Public Release: 16-May-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Energy decay in graphene resonators
An ICFO study in Nature Nanotechnology reveals a new way of energy dissipation in graphene nano-resonators.

Contact: Alina Hirschmann
alina.hirschmann@icfo.es
0034-935-542-246
ICFO-The Institute of Photonic Sciences

Public Release: 16-May-2017
Nature Communications
How scientists turned a flag into a loudspeaker
A paper-thin, flexible device created at Michigan State University not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers report in Nature Communications.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Advanced Materials
WSU researchers deliver first 'nanotherapeutics' to tumor
For the first time, WSU researchers have demonstrated a way to deliver a drug to a tumor by attaching it to a blood cell. The innovation could let doctors target tumors with anticancer drugs that might otherwise damage healthy tissues.
National Institutes of Health

Contact: Zhenjia Wang
zhenjia.wang@wsu.edu
509-368-6563
Washington State University

Public Release: 15-May-2017
eLife
This fly's incredible hearing is a curiosity to those developing better hearing aids
U of T Scarborough biologists study fly to develop better hearing aids.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Don Campbell
dcampbell@utsc.utoronto.ca
416-208-2938
University of Toronto

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Naomi Halas wins Weizmann Women and Science Award
Rice University plasmonics pioneer Naomi Halas has won a 2017 Weizmann Women and Science Award from the Weizmann Institute in Rehovot, Israel. The biennial award, which was established in 1994, honors internationally renowned women scientists who have made significant contributions, both in their respective fields and to the larger scientific community.
Weizmann Institute of Science

Contact: Jade Boyd
jadeboyd@rice.edu
713-348-6778
Rice University

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Advanced Materials
Gas gives laser-induced graphene super properties
Introducing gas to fabrication changes the water-reacting properties of laser-induced graphene invented at Rice University, making it either superhydrophilic or superhydrophobic.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, AFOSR/Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative, Vietnam Education Foundation

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

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Nature Communications
NUS-led research teams uncover extraordinary properties of strontium niobate
Researchers from the National University of Singapore recently uncovered novel properties of strontium niobate, which is a unique semiconductor material that displays both metallic type conduction and photocatalytic activity.

Contact: Carolyn Fong
carolyn@nus.edu.sg
65-651-65399
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Nature Physics
Quantum reservoir for microwaves
EPFL researchers use a mechanical micrometer-size drum cooled close to the quantum ground state to amplify microwaves in a superconducting circuit.
Swiss National Science Foundation, NCCR-QSIT, European Union, Royal Society, Winton Programme for the Physics of Sustainability

Contact: Nik Papageorgiou
n.papageorgiou@epfl.ch
41-216-932-105
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 15-May-2017
Nature Photonics
Nano fiber feels forces and hears sounds made by cells
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a miniature device that's sensitive enough to feel the forces generated by swimming bacteria and hear the beating of heart muscle cells. The device is a nano-sized optical fiber that detects forces down to 160 femtonewtons and sound levels down to -30 decibels. Applications include measuring bio-activity at the single cell level, or ultra-sensitive mini stethoscopes to monitor cellular acoustics in vivo.
National Science Foundation, University of California Office of the President

Contact: Liezel Labios
llabios@ucsd.edu
858-246-1124
University of California - San Diego

Public Release: 12-May-2017
Advanced Materials
Electrostatic design of materials: TU Graz demonstrates a fundamentally new approach
Researchers at the Institute of Solid State Physics map out a radically new approach for designing optical and electronic properties of materials in Advanced Materials.

Contact: Susanne Eigner
susanne.eigner@tugraz.at
43-316-873-6066
Graz University of Technology

Public Release: 12-May-2017
Nature Communications
Researchers create anticancer nanomaterials by simulating underwater volcanic conditions
Researchers at Aalto University, Finland, have developed anticancer nanomaterials by simulating the volcano-induced dynamic chemistry of the deep ocean. The novel method enables making nanoclusters of zinc peroxide in an environmentally friendly manner, without the use of additional chemicals. The as-synthesised zinc peroxide nanoparticles can be used as a tool for cancer therapy and against other complicated diseases.

Contact: Mady Elbahri
mady.elbahri@aalto.fi
358-505-940-950
Aalto University

Public Release: 12-May-2017
Science Advances
Hydrogen bonds directly detected for the first time
For the first time, scientists have succeeded in studying the strength of hydrogen bonds in a single molecule using an atomic force microscope. Researchers from the University of Basel's Swiss Nanoscience Institute network have reported the results in the journal Science Advances.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Ernst Meyer
ernst.meyer@unibas.ch
0041-612-073-724
University of Basel

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