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Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Innovative catalyst fabrication method may yield breakthrough in fuel cell development
Kyushu University researchers working on developing new fuel cells have published a novel method to fabricate highly active gold nanoparticle catalysts. The team adopted methods it had already proven with platinum, and a polymer was wrapped around graphene to create an ideal support structure for the nanoparticles. The catalysts showed best-in-class results in what may become a breakthrough technology for the key catalytic reaction in fuel cells.

Contact: Yumiko Masumoto
wpisyogai@jimu.kyushu-u.ac.jp
81-928-026-935
Kyushu University, I2CNER

Public Release: 8-Mar-2016
30th Anniversary Symposium of the Protein Society
2016 Protein Society Awards
The Protein Society congratulates the winners of the 2016 Protein Society Awards. The recipients will receive their awards at the 30th Anniversary Symposium of the Protein Society held on July 16-19, 2016, in Baltimore, Md., USA.
The Protein Society,Rigaku Corporation, Genentech, The Neurath Foundation.

Contact: Kate Felder
staff@proteinsociety.org
844-377-6834
The Protein Society

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Researchers develop miniaturized fuel cell that makes drones fly more than 1 hour
Drones are used for various applications such as aero picturing, disaster recovery, and delivering. Despite attracting attention as a new growth area, the biggest problem of drones is its small battery capacity and limited flight time of less than an hour. Prof. Gyeong Man Choi's research team at POSTECH have developed a miniaturized solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) to replace lithium-ion batteries in smartphones, laptops, drones, and other small electronic devices to solve this problem.
National Research Foundation of Korea, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology

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

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Research awards seen as milestone for Clemson University engineering and science
The College of Engineering and Science announced Monday that Feng Ding, Rachel Getman and Brandon Ross have won prestigious awards from the National Science Foundation, while Joseph Scott and Yue 'Sophie' Wang have won top awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research

Contact: Paul Alongi
palongi@clemson.edu
864-350-7908
Clemson University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Nature Materials
International research team achieves controlled movement of skyrmions
A joint research project of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has achieved a breakthrough in fundamental research in the field of potential future data storage technologies. The idea is that electronic storage units (bits) will not be stored on rotating hard disks as is currently standard practice but on a nanowire in the form of magnetic vortex structures, so-called skyrmions, using a process similar to that of a shift register.

Contact: Dr. Mathias Kläui
klaeui@uni-mainz.de
49-613-139-23633
Johannes Gutenberg Universitaet Mainz

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Iowa State engineers develop flexible skin that traps radar waves, cloaks objects
Iowa State engineers have developed a 'meta-skin' that uses liquid-metal technology to trap radar waves and cloak objects from detection. By stretching the flexible meta-skin, the device can be tuned to reduce the reflection of a wide range of radar frequencies.
National Science Foundation, China Scholarship Council

Contact: Liang Dong
ldong@iastate.edu
515-294-0388
Iowa State University

Public Release: 7-Mar-2016
Nature Photonics
Researchers take giant step towards 'holy grail' of silicon photonics
A group of researchers from the UK, including academics from Cardiff University, has demonstrated the first practical laser that has been grown directly on a silicon substrate.

Contact: Michael Bishop
bishopm1@cardiff.ac.uk
029-208-74499
Cardiff University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Cornell opens $25 million NSF platform for discovering new materials
Cornell University is leading an effort that will empower scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs throughout the nation to design and create new interface materials -- materials that do not exist in nature and possess unprecedented properties -- thanks to a $25 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Syl Kacapyr
vpk6@cornell.edu
607-255-3981
Cornell University

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
GA Tech nanotech professor honored as SURA Distinguished Scientist
SURA today announced that Zhong Lin Wang, the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering Regent's Professor at Georgia Institute of Technology, will receive its 2016 SURA Distinguished Scientist Award.
SURA

Contact: Greg Kubiak
kubiak@sura.org
202-408-2412
Southeastern Universities Research Association

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
2D Materials
Electricity can flow through graphene at high frequencies without energy loss
Electrical signals transmitted at high frequencies lose none of their energy when passed through the 'wonder material' graphene, a study led by Plymouth University has shown.

Contact: Alan Williams
alan.williams@plymouth.ac.uk
44-175-258-8004
University of Plymouth

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Science Advances
Nanoscale rotor and gripper push DNA origami to new limits
Scientists at the Technical University of Munich have built two new nanoscale machines with moving parts, using DNA as a programmable, self-assembling construction material. In Science Advances, they describe a rotor mechanism formed from interlocking 3-D DNA components. Another recent paper, in Nature Nanotechnology, reported a hinged molecular manipulator, also made from DNA. These are just the latest steps in a campaign to transform so-called 'DNA origami' into an industrially useful, commercially viable technology.
European Research Council, German Research Foundation, German-Israeli Project Cooperation

Contact: Patrick Regan
patrick.regan@tum.de
49-162-427-9876
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 4-Mar-2016
Science
Graphene slides smoothly across gold
Graphene, a modified form of carbon, offers versatile potential for use in coating machine components and in the field of electronic switches. An international team of researchers led by physicists at the University of Basel, and including TU Dresden (Dr. Andrea Benassi and Dr. Xinliang Feng) have been studying the lubricity of this material on the nanometer scale.

Contact: Xinliang Feng
xinliang.feng@tu-dresden.de
49-351-463-43251
Technische Universität Dresden

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
Small
The secret to 3-D graphene? Just freeze it
A study published Feb. 10 in the journal Small describes how engineers used a modified 3-D printer and frozen water to create three-dimensional objects made of graphene oxide. The structures could be an important step toward making graphene commercially viable in electronics, medical diagnostic devices and other industries.

Contact: Cory Nealon
cmnealon@buffalo.edu
716-645-4614
University at Buffalo

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
European Physical Journal Plus
Scrutinizing the tip of molecular probes
Studies of molecules confined to nano- or micropores are of considerable interest to physicists. That's because they can manipulate or stabilize molecules in unstable states or obtain new materials with special properties. In a new study published in EPJ Plus, Stefan Frunza from the National Institute of Materials Physics in Romania and colleagues have discovered the properties of the surface layer in probe molecules on the surface of oxide particles.

Contact: Sabine Lehr
sabine.lehr@springer.com
49-622-148-78336
Springer

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
International Union of Crystallography Journal
Irregular silicon wafer breakage studied in real-time by direct and diffraction X-ray imaging
Fracture and breakage of single crystals, particularly of silicon wafers, are multi-scale problems: the crack tip starts propagating on an atomic scale with the breaking of chemical bonds, forms crack fronts through the crystal on the micrometre scale and ends macroscopically in catastrophic wafer shattering.

Contact: Jonathan Agbenyega
ja@iucr.org
44-124-434-2878
International Union of Crystallography

Public Release: 3-Mar-2016
Nature
New way to control chemical reactions
Scientists have harnessed static electricity to control chemical reactions for the first time, in a breakthrough that could bring cleaner industry and cheaper nanotechnology. The team used an electric field as a catalyst for a common reaction, the Diels-Alder reaction, improving its reaction rate by a factor of five.

Contact: Michelle Coote
Michelle.Coote@anu.edu.au
61-261-253-771
Australian National University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
McMaster University awarded more than $2.3 million for projects that grow economy
Seven McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $2.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to work with industry to grow the economy and create jobs.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Contact: Monique Beech
beechm@mcmaster.ca
McMaster University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nano Energy
Carbon nanotubes improve metal's longevity under radiation
Carbon nanotubes may improve longevity in nuclear reactors.
US Department of Energy, National Research Foundation of Korea

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

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Molecular architectures see the light
Organic photovoltaics bear great potential for large-scale, cost-effective solar power generation. One challenge to be surmounted is the poor ordering of the thin layers on top of the electrodes. Utilizing self-assembly on atomically flat, transparent substrates, a team of scientists at the Technical University of Munich has engineered ordered monolayers of molecular networks with photovoltaic responses. The findings open up intriguing possibilities for the bottom-up fabrication of optoelectronic devices with molecular precision.
ERC, DFG, CSC, ANR, icFRC

Contact: Andreas Battenberg
battenberg@zv.tum.de
49-892-891-0510
Technical University of Munich (TUM)

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Nano
ORNL researchers stack the odds for novel optoelectronic 2-D materials
Stacking layers of nanometer-thin semiconducting materials at different angles is a new approach to designing the next generation of energy-efficient transistors and solar cells. Recently a team led by researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory used the vibrations between two layers to decipher their stacking patterns. Their study provides a platform for engineering two-dimensional materials with optical and electronic properties that strongly depend on stacking configurations.
US Department of Energy Office of Science

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

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Dissertations
Nanostructures used as biosensors allow diseases or allergens to be detected
The industrial engineer Iñaki Cornago-Santos has developed structures on a nanometric scale that can be used as biosensors for medical, food or environmental sectors to detect diseases, allergens or contaminants; or can be used to reduce the reflection of solar cells in order to increase their efficiency. This is what he says in his Ph.D. thesis defended at the NUP/UPNA-Public University of Navarre.

Contact: Oihane Lakar Iraizoz
o.lakar@elhuyar.com
0034-943-363-040
Elhuyar Fundazioa

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
Nature Communications
Spinning better electronic devices
A team of researchers, led by a group at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated for the first time the transmission of electrical signals through insulators in a sandwich-like structure, a development that could help create more energy efficient electronic devices.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Sean Nealon
sean.nealon@ucr.edu
951-827-1287
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Central Science
Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries
Scientists from Vanderbilt and George Washington universities have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced with carbon recovered from the atmosphere.
National Science Foundation

Contact: David F Salisbury
david.salisbury@vanderbilt.edu
615-343-6803
Vanderbilt University

Public Release: 2-Mar-2016
ACS Central Science
Turning smokestack emissions into carbon nanotube-containing batteries
Carbon dioxide is a main component of smokestack emissions and the most important greenhouse gas implicated in climate change. This week in ACS Central Science, researchers show that they can turn this pollutant into something useful -- a material in high demand for high-tech batteries that are needed to store 'green' energy such as solar power, while limiting the environmental impact of current power plants.

Contact: Michael Bernstein
m_bernstein@acs.org
202-872-6042
American Chemical Society

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
NSF grant to help researcher with manufacture of ultra-thin precision parts
Kansas State University's Shuting Lei has received a National Science Foundation Manufacturing Machines and Equipment grant for his work on machining precision parts.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Source: Shuting Lei
lei@k-state.edu
785-532-3731
Kansas State University

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