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Showing releases 726-750 out of 2029.

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Public Release: 10-Apr-2017
Nature Biomedical Engineering
Light-emitting particles open new window for biological imaging
For certain frequencies of short-wave infrared light, most biological tissues are nearly as transparent as glass. Now, researchers have made tiny particles that can be injected into the body, where they emit those penetrating frequencies. The advance may provide a new way of making detailed images of internal body structures such as fine networks of blood vessels.
NIH/National Cancer Institute, the National Foundation for Cancer Research, Warshaw Institute for Pancreatic Cancer Research, Massachusetts General Hospital Executive Committee on Research, Army Research Office

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

Public Release: 7-Apr-2017
Physics Review Letters
UNM physicist discovers strange forces acting on nanoparticles
A new scientific paper published, in part, by a University of New Mexico physicist is shedding light on a strange force impacting particles at the smallest level of the material world.

Contact: Aaron Hilf
ahilf@unm.edu
505-377-1727
University of New Mexico

Public Release: 7-Apr-2017
Science
Graphene Flagship researches create thin film transistors printed with layered materials
Graphene Flagship researchers from AMBER at Trinity College Dublin have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of layered materials. Published today in the leading journal Science the team's findings have the potential to cheaply print a range of electronic devices from solar cells to LEDs with applications from interactive smart food and drug labels to next-generation banknote security and e-passports.
Science Foundation Ireland, European Commission, and European Research Council

Contact: Sian Fogden
comms@graphene.cam.ac.uk
44-122-376-2418
Graphene Flagship

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Hannover Messe
Superconductor Science and Technology
Physicists develop ultrathin superconducting film
Experimental physicists in the research group led by Professor Uwe Hartmann at Saarland University have developed a thin nanomaterial with superconducting properties. Below about -200 °C these materials conduct electricity without loss, levitate magnets and can screen magnetic fields. The particularly interesting aspect of this work is that the research team has succeeded in creating superconducting nanowires that can be woven into an ultra-thin film that is as flexible as cling film.
Volkswagen Foundation, German Research Foundation

Contact: Prof. Dr. Uwe Hartmann
u.hartmann@mx.uni-saarland.de
49-068-130-23799
Saarland University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Physics of the Solid State
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
The research team of Siberian Federal University together with the scientists of the Krasnoyarsk Scientific Center of the SB RAS has developed a method for the synthesis of aluminum alloys, the use of which will allow the creation of new types of products with improved characteristics based on aluminum.

Contact: Yaroslava Zhigalova
press@sfu-kras.ru
7-391-291-2733
Siberian Federal University

Public Release: 6-Apr-2017
Science
Irish researchers make major breakthrough in smart printed electronics
Researchers in Ireland have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of 2-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time. This breakthrough could unlock the potential for applications such as food packaging that displays a digital countdown to warn you of spoiling, wine labels that alert you when your white wine is at its optimum temperature, or even a window pane that shows the day's forecast.
Science Foundation Ireland, European Commission, European Research Council

Contact: Mary Colclough
mary.colclough@tcd.ie
353-868-175-466
AMBER Centre

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
Nature Communications
A novel method for the fabrication of active-matrix 3-D pressure sensors
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), developed a transistor-type active-matrix pressure sensor using foldable substrate and air-dielectric layer.
The Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning, Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea, National Research Foundation

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

Public Release: 5-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Carbon nanotubes self-assemble into tiny transistors
Carbon nanotubes can be used to make very small electronic devices, but they are difficult to handle. University of Groningen scientists, together with colleagues from the University of Wuppertal and IBM Zurich, have developed a method to select semiconducting nanotubes from a solution and make them self-assemble on a circuit of gold electrodes. The results were published in the journal Advanced Materials on April 5.

Contact: Rene Fransen
r.fransen@rug.nl
University of Groningen

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Physical Review Letters
Gray tin exhibits novel topological electronic properties in 3-D
In a surprising new discovery, alpha-tin, commonly called gray tin, exhibits a novel electronic phase when its crystal structure is strained, putting it in a rare new class of 3-D materials called topological Dirac semimetals (TDSs). Only two other TDS materials are known to exist, discovered as recently as 2013. Alpha-tin now joins this class as its only simple-element member. This discovery holds promise for novel physics and many potential applications in technology.
US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation

Contact: Siv Schwink
sschwink@illinois.edu
217-300-2201
University of Illinois College of Engineering

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Journal of Controlled Release
New drug delivery system shows promise for fighting solid tumors
A new cancer-drug delivery system shows the ability to exploit the oxygen-poor areas of solid tumors that make the growths resistant to standard chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
Oregon Nanoscience and Microtechnologies Institute

Contact: Adam Alani
Adam.Alani@oregonstate.edu
503-346-4702
Oregon State University

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Scientific Reports
Method may help myeloma patients avoid painful biopsies
Engineers at MIT have devised a microfluidic technique to capture and count circulating plasma cells from small samples of blood. The technique, which relies on conventional blood draws, may provide patients with a less painful test for multiple myeloma.
National Institutes of Health, Al Jalila Foundation

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Physical Review Letters
Technique makes more efficient, independent holograms
Recently, a team of researchers encoded multiple holographic images in a metasurface that can be unlocked separately with differently polarized light.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research

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

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Nature Materials
Platelets instead of quantum dots
A team of researchers led by ETH Zurich professor David Norris has developed a model to clarify the general mechanism of nanoplatelet formation. Using pyrite, they also managed to confirm their theory.
ETH, Swiss National Science Foundation, US Office of Naval Research/Naval Research Laboratory's Basic Research Program

Contact: Prof. Dr. David Norris
dnorris@ethz.ch
41-446-325-360
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Current Graphene Science
Current Graphene Science tours its journey of high-performance energy storage devices
Graphene has made its fathomable pathway over wide range of user-friendly energy storage devices. The present study was aimed to comprehend its unseen potentials of energy conservation and providing broader prospective for future research.

Contact: Faizan ul Haq
faizan@benthamscience.org
Bentham Science Publishers

Public Release: 4-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Improving silver nanowires for FTCEs with flash light interactions
A Korean research team led by Professor Keon Jae Lee of the Materials Science and Engineering Department at KAIST and Dr. Hong-Jin Park from BSP Inc., has developed high-performance Ag NWs with strong adhesion on plastic using flash light-material interactions.

Contact: Younghye Cho
younghyecho@kaist.ac.kr
82-423-502-294
The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers 'iron out' graphene's wrinkles
Engineers at MIT have found a way to make graphene with fewer wrinkles, and to iron out the wrinkles that do appear. After fabricating and then flattening out the graphene, the researchers tested its electrical conductivity. They found each wafer exhibited uniform performance, meaning that electrons flowed freely across each wafer, at similar speeds, even across previously wrinkled regions.

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

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Journal of Electronic Materials
Spray-on memory could enable bendable digital storage
Duke University researchers have created a new 'spray-on' digital memory using only an aerosol jet printer and nanoparticle ink. The device, which is analogous to a 4-bit flash drive, is the first fully-printed digital memory suitable for practical use in simple electronics such as environmental sensors or RFID tags. Because it is jet-printed, it could be used to build programmable electronic devices on flexible materials like paper, plastic or fabric.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Kara Manke
kara.manke@duke.edu
919-681-8064
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Multi-university effort to advance materials, define the future of mobility
Three MIT-affiliated research teams will receive about $10 million in funding as part of a $35 million materials science discovery program launched by the Toyota Research Institute (TRI). Provided over four years, the support to MIT researchers will be primarily directed at energy storage.
Toyota Research Institute

Contact: Michael Patrick Rutter
mprutter@mit.edu
617-715-2400
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Science Advances
Stretching the boundaries of neural implants
New nanowire-coated, stretchy, multifunction fibers can be used to stimulate and monitor the spinal cord while subjects are in motion, MIT researchers report.

Contact: Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
kjeanbap@mit.edu
617-253-1682
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Advanced Materials
Nanoscopic golden springs change color of twisted light
University of Bath scientists have used gold spring-shaped coils 5,000 times thinner than human hairs with powerful lasers to enable the detection of twisted molecules, and the applications could improve pharmaceutical design, telecommunications and nanorobotics.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Chris Melvin
c.m.melvin@bath.ac.uk
44-012-253-83941
University of Bath

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
Nature Nanotechnology
Graphene sieve turns seawater into drinking water
Graphene-oxide membranes have attracted considerable attention as promising candidates for new filtration technologies. Now the much sought-after development of making membranes capable of sieving common salts has been achieved.

Contact: Ben Robinson
ben.robinson@manchester.ac.uk
01-612-750-134
University of Manchester

Public Release: 3-Apr-2017
APL Photonics
Photonic crystal and nanowire combo advances 'photonic integration'
While bigger nanowires can improve light confinement and performance, it increases both energy consumption and device footprint -- both of which are considered 'fatal' when it comes to integration. Addressing this problem, researchers came up with an approach that involves combining a sub-wavelength nanowire with a photonic crystal platform, which they report this week in the journal APL Photonics.

Contact: Julia Majors
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 2-Apr-2017
PolyU wins top prizes in Geneva's Invention Expo
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) has brought glory to Hong Kong by winning a total of 11 prizes at the 45th International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva. Covering a wide range of application areas, these breakthroughs not only expand the boundaries of knowledge, but also enhance the well-being of our society on different fronts.

Contact: Sharon Yu
sharon.yu@polyu.edu.hk
852-276-65103
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Russian Polytechnic University to open Information Center in Spain
On April 19, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), one of the leading technical universities in Russia will open the Information Center in Madrid, Spain. The major aim of the University's Information Center is to boost cooperation between SPbPU and scientific and educational institutions of Spain entailing academic exchange of students and teaching staff, as well as joint participation in scientific and technical projects.

Contact: Alexander Chernosvitov, the Head of the Madrid Foundation
Director@fundpushkin.org
34-914-483-300
Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University

Public Release: 31-Mar-2017
Optica
Photonics breakthough paving the way for improved wireless communication systems
A breakthrough enabling very fast tunable delay lines on chip should facilitate bandwidth affecting the 10 billion mobile devices connected to the wireless network. The ability to provide broader bandwidth instantaneously to more users in the future will be part of the solution to the bottleneck faced by wireless networks worldwide, with applications ranging from more efficient radars to detect attacks, to the 'internet of things', fifth generation (5G) communications, and smart homes and cities.
Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Australian Research Council

Contact: Vivienne Reiner
vivienne.reiner@sydney.edu.au
61-293-512-390
University of Sydney

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