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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

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Macromolecular Nanotechnology Journal
Physicists get a perfect material for air filters
A research team from the Institute of Theoretical and Experimental Biophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences have synthesized the material that is perfect for protection of respiratory organs, analytical research and other practical purposes. An almost weightless fabric made of nylon nanofibers with a diameter less than 15 nm beats any other similar materials in terms of filtering and optical properties.

Contact: Valerii Roizen
press@mipt.ru
7-929-992-2721
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Nature Chemistry
From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial
A molecule used to disinfect water could be key to building a new kind of DNA structure.
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs Program, Canada Foundation for Innovation, Centre for Self-Assembled Chemical Structures, Fonds Québécois de la Recherche sur la Nature et les Technologies

Contact: Chris Chipello
christopher.chipello@mcgill.ca
514-398-4201
McGill University

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Surrey's £3m grant puts the UK in pole position in the race to quantum technologies
A new £3 million grant announced today by Universities and Science minister Jo Johnson has been awarded to the University of Surrey to provide the answer to the challenge of enabling solid state quantum technologies, leading to quantum computers.

Contact: Amy Sutton
a.sutton@surrey.ac.uk
01-483-686-141
University of Surrey

Public Release: 1-Mar-2016
Scientific Reports
Lifetime breakthrough promising for low-cost and efficient OLED displays and lights
Researchers at Kyushu University demonstrated a new and simple modification with the potential to improve the lifetime of organic light-emitting diodes in displays and lighting using both typical emitting materials and future ones with increased efficiency at a lower cost.
Kumamoto Collaborations on Organic Electronics under the Regional Innovation Strategy Support Program sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology

Contact: William John Potscavage Jr.
potscavage@opera.kyushu-u.ac.jp
81-928-026-920
Kyushu University, OPERA

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
NCE to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students at 18th Annual Salute to Excellence
Newark College of Engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology will celebrate its continued commitment to engineering education advancement at the 18th annual Salute to Engineering Excellence March 9, 2016, 6-9 p.m. at the Newark Museum. Proceeds from the event will benefit the NCE Dean's Fund.

Contact: Tanya Klein
klein@njit.edu
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
CCNY researchers introduce new route to thermal measurements with nanometer resolution
Understanding nanoscale heat flow is critical in the design of integrated electronic devices and in the development of materials for thermal insulation and thermoelectric energy recovery. While several techniques are currently available to observe heat transport over macroscopic distances, there is a need for new methods capable of revealing the dynamics of heat flow with nanometer resolution.

Contact: Jay Mwamba
jmwamba@ccny.cuny.edu
212-650-7580
City College of New York

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Syracuse chemists combine biology, nanotechnology to create alternate energy source
Chemists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have made a transformational advance in an alternate lighting source -- one that doesn't require a battery or a plug.

Contact: Rob Enslin
rmenslin@syr.edu
315-443-3403
Syracuse University

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Review of Progress in Quantitative Nondestructive Evaluation
New NIST method may find elusive flaws in medical implants and spacecraft
Medical implants and spacecraft can suddenly go dead, often for the same reason: cracks in ceramic capacitors, devices that store electric charge in electronic circuits. These cracks, at first harmless and often hidden, can start conducting electricity, depleting batteries or shorting out the electronics.Now, after years of effort by manufacturers and researchers, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and collaborators have demonstrated a nondestructive approach for detecting cracks in ceramic capacitors before they go bad.

Contact: Laura Ost
laura.ost@nist.gov
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Cosmetics
Nanotechnology delivery system offers new approach to skin disease therapies
Researchers at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem have developed a nanotechnology-based delivery system containing a protective cellular pathway inducer that activates the body's natural defense against free radicals efficiently, a development that could control a variety of skin pathologies and disorders.
David and Ines Myers Fund of Cleveland, Yissum, Hebrew University Fund

Contact: Avivit Delgoshen
avivit.delgoshen@mail.huji.ac.il
972-258-82904
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
Nanoparticles on nanosteps
A group of scientists from the International School of Advanced Studies in Trieste and the DEMOCRITOS centre of the Istituto Officina dei Materiali of the Italian National Research Council (IOM-CNR), with the collaboration of other institutions, have developed a material that maintains the stability of a 'dispersed' catalyst, thus maximising the efficiency of the process and decreasing costs and wastage. The study has just been published in Nature Communications.

Contact: Federica Sgorbissa
pressoffice@sissa.it
39-040-378-7644
International School of Advanced Studies (SISSA)

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Nature Communications
New form of electron-beam imaging can see elements that are 'invisible' to common methods
Scientists at Berkeley Lab have developed a new imaging technique, tested on samples of nanoscale gold and carbon, that greatly improves images of light elements using fewer electrons. The technique can reveal structural details for materials that would be invisible to a traditional electron-imaging method.

Contact: Glenn Roberts Jr.
geroberts@lbl.gov
510-486-5582
DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Physical Review B
University of Kentucky physicist discovers new 2-D material that could upstage graphene
UK's Madhu Menon and collaborators have discovered a new material that could advance digital technology and open a new frontier in 2-D materials beyond graphene. Truly flat and extremely stable, the material is made up of light, inexpensive and earth abundant elements.

Contact: whitney Harder
whitney.harder@uky.edu
859-323-2396
University of Kentucky

Public Release: 29-Feb-2016
Advanced Materials
Stretchable electronics that quadruple in length
EPFL researchers have developed conductive tracks that can be bent and stretched up to four times their original length. They could be used in artificial skin, connected clothing and on-­body sensors.

Contact: Stéphanie Lacour
stephanie.lacour@epfl.ch
41-216-931-181
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 26-Feb-2016
ACS Nano
Preventing protein unfolding
A computational model shows that polymers can reinforce proteins to prevent them from unfolding under mechanical forces.

Contact: Hilary Hurd Anyaso
h-anyaso@northwestern.edu
847-491-4887
Northwestern University

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