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Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
Royal Society Open Science
Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers
A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body. The model better accounts for how the surfaces of different types of cells undulate due to thermal fluctuations, informing features of the nanocarriers that will help them stick to cells long enough to deliver their payloads.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in MSE by Elsevier Scopus Data
UNIST makes mark on global list of most cited
UNIST is well-represented 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) by Elsevier Scopus Data, which includes only the top 300 of the world's researchers in the field of MSE ranked by the total citations of their papers.

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

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Advanced Materials Technologies
Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices -- wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

Contact: Hongrui Jiang
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Next generation anode to improve lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode that could lead to lithium-ion batteries that can be charged and discharged more times before they reach the end of their useful lives. The longer-lasting batteries could be used in everything from handheld electronic devices to electric vehicles.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Nature Materials
Perpetual 'ice water': Stable solid-liquid state revealed in nanoparticles
Researchers have discovered that gallium nanoparticles can form a solid core surrounded by a liquid outer layer over a temperature span of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The discovery marks the first time that this stable phase coexistence phenomenon at the nanoscale has ever been directly observed.

Contact: Ken Kingery
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Composites Science and Technology
Carbon nanotube 'stitches' make stronger, lighter composites
MIT aerospace engineers have designed carbon nanotube 'stitches' that strongly bind composites, which could produce lighter, more damage-resistant airplanes.
Airbus Group, Boeing, Embraer, Lockheed Martin, Saab AB, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Textron Systems, ANSYS, Hexcel, TohoTenax, US Army

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Chemical Communications
Better contrast agents based on nanoparticles
Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the actual contrast agents and are responsive to specific environments. The journal Chemical Communications has published these results.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
University of Basel

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Challenging the 'rigidity' for smart soft electronics
A team of Korean researchers has found a way to solve a dilemma and developed a low crystalline conducting polymer that shows high-field effect mobility. Their findings were recently published as the cover article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and highlighted in the Spotlights.
Center for Advanced Soft Electronics, Global Frontier Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: YUN MEE Jung
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Recycling carbon dioxide: U of T researchers reduce climate-warming CO2 to building blocks for fuels
Turning carbon dioxide into stored energy sounds like science fiction: researchers have long tried to find simple ways to convert this greenhouse gas into fuels and other useful chemicals. Now, a team out of U of T Engineering has developed a technique powered by renewable energies such as solar or wind.

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

Public Release: 2-Aug-2016
New UK consortium to explore use of magnetic skyrmions in data storage
The use of nanoscale magnetic whirlpools, known as magnetic skyrmions, to create novel and efficient ways to store data will be explored in a new £7 million research program led by Durham University.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Dionne Hamil
Durham University

Public Release: 2-Aug-2016
Ultracompact photodetector
Data traffic is growing worldwide. Glass-fiber cables transmit information over distances at the speed of light. Once they have reached destination, however, optical signals have to be converted into electrical signals for subsequent computing. KIT researchers have developed a photodetector that needs less space. The component has a base area of less than one millionth of a square millimeter without the data transmission rate being affected adversely, as published now in the Optica journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 1-Aug-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Swapping substrates improves edges of graphene nanoribbons
Miniscule ribbons of graphene are highly sought-after building blocks for semiconductor devices because of their predicted electronic properties. But making these nanostructures has remained a challenge. Now, a team of researchers from China and Japan have devised a new method to make the structures in the lab. Their findings appear in the current issue of Applied Physics Letters.

Contact: AIP Media Line
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 1-Aug-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Synthetic vaccine particles immune tolerance mechanism published in Nature Nanotechnology
Preclinical studies show that Selecta Biosciences' proprietary immune therapies use a targeted mechanism of action to improve the efficacy and safety of biologic therapeutics and to address autoimmune diseases and allergies. The company is developing targeted antigen-specific immune therapies for rare and serious diseases. The data in Nature Nanotechnology support Selecta's lead clinical program, showing Selecta's SVP-Rapamycin induces antigen-specific immune tolerance and prevents the formation of anti-drug antibodies to biologic drugs, including pegsiticase (gout) and adalimumab (rheumatoid arthritis).
Selecta Biosciences, Inc.

Contact: Kathryn Morris
The Yates Network

Public Release: 29-Jul-2016
Science Advances
Diamonds help generate new record for static pressures for study
An international team working at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory has devised a method for achieving 1 terapascal of static pressure -- vastly higher than any previously reached.
BES, National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, DOE/Chemical Sciences, Geosciences, & Biosciences

Contact: Richard Fenner
DOE/Argonne National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Jul-2016
The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
Scientists find a way of acquiring graphene-like films from salts to boost nanoelectronics
Scientists from our university have found a way to acquire 2-D graphene-like layers of various salts. Because to the unique properties of two-dimensional materials, this opens up great prospects for nanoelectronics. Using computer modeling they have found the exact parameters, under which certain salts undergo graphitization -- rearrangement of atoms in the slab with further decomposition of a crystal into 2-D layers. The received data will soon be used to acquire these layers experimentally.

Contact: Sergey Divakov
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 29-Jul-2016
Nature Materials
Triple-therapy patch delivers local treatment, prevents recurrence in colon cancer model
Investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital have developed a hydrogel patch that can adhere to tumors in a preclinical model of colon cancer, delivering a local, combination treatment as the elastic gel breaks down over time.
National Institutes of Health, Koch Institute, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH/National Cancer Institute, National Science Foundation

Contact: Haley Bridger
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Physical Review X
International team of scientists unveils fundamental properties of spin Seebeck effect
Physicists of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Germany together with their colleagues from Glasgow University in Scotland succeeded to reveal essential properties of the spin Seebeck effect. Their findings contribute to a more thorough understanding of the underlying processes of this effect and thereby support its further development for first applications.

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Vortex laser offers hope for Moore's Law
Like a whirlpool, a new light-based communication tool carries data in a swift, circular motion. Described in a study published July 28, 2016, by the journal Science, the optics advancement could become a central component of next generation computers designed to handle society's growing demand for information sharing. It may also be a salve to those fretting over the predicted end of Moore's Law.
US Army Research Office, US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Cory Nealon
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology
Sustainable sensors to detect, predict muscle fatigue
A new study published in the ECS Journal of Solid State Science and Technology aims to take advantage of sweat's trove of medical information through the development of a sustainable, wearable sensor to detect lactate levels in your perspiration.

Contact: Rob Gerth
609-737-1902 x114
The Electrochemical Society

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Pitt and CMU receive $550,000 from NSF to design metal nanoparticles
The University of Pittsburgh Swanson School of Engineering and Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering were awarded grants from the National Science Foundation to develop a novel computational framework that can custom design nanoparticles.

Contact: Paul Kovach
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
ACS Nano
Beating the heat a challenge at the nanoscale
A little heat from a laser can disrupt measurements of materials at the nanoscale, according to Rice University scientists.
Robert A. Welch Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Scientific Reports
The intravenous swim team
Drexel University researchers, led by MinJun Kim, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Engineering, have successfully pulled off a feat that both sci-fi fans and Michael Phelps could appreciate. Using a rotating magnetic field they show how multiple chains of microscopic magnetic bead-based robots can link up to reach impressive speeds swimming through in a microfluidic environment. Their finding is the latest step toward using the so-called 'microswimmers' to deliver medicine and perform surgery inside the body.

Contact: Britt Faulstick
Drexel University

Public Release: 28-Jul-2016
Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only sunlight for energy.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Bill Burton
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
EPJ Plus
Improving safety of neutron sources
There is a growing interest in the scientific community in a type of high-power neutron source that is created via a process referred to as spallation. The issue here is that scientists do not always understand the mechanism of residue nuclei production. In a new study, recently published in EPJ Plus, scientists at the Paul Scherrer Institute Villigen present findings which contribute to improving the risk assessment of future high-power spallation neutron beam facilities.

Contact: Joan Robinson

Public Release: 27-Jul-2016
Optics Express
World first demo of labyrinth magnetic-domain-optical Q-switched laser
Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology and their colleagues have fabricated the first magneto-optical (MO) Q-switched laser. Unlike electro-optic (EO) and acousto-optic (AO) effects, MO effects had not previously been used in Q-switched lasers, even though they are also very well-known phenomena. The fabricated MO Q-switched laser contributes to the development of compact high-power lasers.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Contact: Ryoji Inada
Toyohashi University of Technology

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