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Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
UA phononics pioneer probes the untapped powers of sound
A founder of phononics, the emerging science of sound, receives $1.8 million from the NSF to bend acoustic waves in nature-defying ways.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Jill Goetz
jgoetz@email.arizona.edu
520-621-1992
University of Arizona College of Engineering

Public Release: 17-Aug-2016
ACS Central Science
New method to identify microscopic failure
The Autonomous Materials Systems Group at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology has recently found a new way to identify microscopic damage in polymers and composite materials before total failure occurs.
BP International Centre for Advanced Materials

Contact: Maeve Reilly
mjreilly@illinois.edu
217-244-7316
Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Small
Down to the wire: ONR researchers and new bacteria
Scientists sponsored by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) have genetically modified a common soil bacteria to create electrical wires that not only conduct electricity, but are thousands of times thinner than a human hair.

Contact: Bob Freeman
onrpublicaffairs@navy.mil
703-696-5031
Office of Naval Research

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Energy Department to invest $16 million in computer design of materials
The US Department of Energy announced today that it will invest $16 million over the next four years to accelerate the design of new materials through use of supercomputers. Two four-year projects -- one team led by DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the other team led by DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory -- will take advantage of superfast computers at DOE national laboratories by developing software to design fundamentally new functional materials.
US Department of Energy

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

Public Release: 16-Aug-2016
Chemistry - A European Journal
McMaster researchers resolve a problem that has been holding back a technological revolution
Researchers at McMaster University have cleared that obstacle by developing a new way to purify carbon nanotubes -- the smaller, nimbler semiconductors that are expected to replace silicon within computer chips and a wide array of electronics.

Contact: Michelle Donovan
donovam@mcmaster.ca
905-525-9140
McMaster University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Physical Review B
'Sniffer plasmons' could detect explosives
Scientists have proposed a graphene-based spaser that can 'sniff out' a single molecule, which could be used to detect even small amounts of various substances, including explosives.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Researchers discover that DNA naturally fluoresces
The new discovery opens door for staining-free, super-resolution imaging and expands understanding of biology.

Contact: Megan Fellman
fellman@northwestern.edu
847-491-3115
Northwestern University

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumors with precision
Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill University have just achieved a spectacular breakthrough in cancer research. They have developed new nanorobotic agents capable of navigating through the bloodstream to administer a drug with precision by specifically targeting the active cancerous cells of tumors.
Consortium québécois sur la découverte du médicament, Canada Research Chairs, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

Contact: Annie Touchette
annie.touchette@polymtl.ca
514-231-8133
Polytechnique Montréal

Public Release: 15-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Nanoribbons in solutions mimic nature
Graphene nanoribbons twist and bend like DNA or proteins in a solution and their rigidity can be tuned, making them potentially useful for biomimetic applications, according to Rice University scientists.
Welch Foundation, National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 14-Aug-2016
ACS Photonics
Wi-fi from lasers
New fabrication of white light makes data transfer up to 20x faster. Soon we could use normal lighting for our wireless connectivity.

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

Public Release: 12-Aug-2016
Science Advances
Seeing the invisible: Visible light superlens made from nanobeads
A paper in Science Advances provides proof of a new concept, using new solid 3-D superlenses to break through the scale of things previously visible through a microscope.
National Natural Science Foundation of China, Science and Technology Foundation of Shanghai, Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, Sêr Cymru National Research Network in Advanced Engineering and Materials

Contact: Dr. Zengbo Wang
z.wang@bangor.ac.uk
Bangor University

Public Release: 11-Aug-2016
Launch of graphene-enhanced PLA filaments for 3-D printing
Haydale Composite Solutions, a wholly owned subsidiary of Haydale, will be launching graphene-enhanced poly lactic acid ('PLA') filaments for 3-D printing at the TCT show in Birmingham, UK, on Sept. 28-29, 2016. This is a collaboration with Filamentprint Ltd., a company specializing in the compounding and manufacture of thermoplastic filaments for 3-D printing, and Fullerex Ltd. (HGI's sales agent for its functionalized nano materials) to promote and sell graphene-enhanced PLA filaments for 3-D printing applications.

Contact: Gerry Boyce
gerry.boyce@haydalecs.com
Hermes Financial Public Relations

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Chemical Communications
Quantum dots with impermeable shell: A powerful tool for nanoengineering
Depending on their applications, quantum dots need to be tailored in terms of their structure and properties. Chemists from Warsaw have shown that quantum dots obtained by their novel method can be successfully functionalized with modern click chemistry. This achievement is of interest not only due to the numerous potential applications, but also because in hitherto experiments copper compounds used as catalyst in click reactions have always destroyed the ability of quantum dots to emit light.
Polish National Science Centre

Contact: Janusz Lewinski
lewin@ch.pw.edu.pl
48-223-432-076
Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Tailored probes for atomic force microscopes
Atomic force microscopes make the nanostructure of surfaces visible. Their probes scan the investigation material with finest measurement needles. KIT has now succeeded in adapting these needles to the application. For any measurement task, e.g. for various biological samples, a suitable measurement needle can be produced. For production, 3-D laser lithography, i.e. a 3-D printer of structures in the nanometer size, is applied. This success has made it to the title page of the Applied Physics Letters journal.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 10-Aug-2016
Advanced Materials
Two become one: How to turn green light blue
The upconversion of photons allows for a more efficient use of light: two photons are converted into a single photon having higher energy. Researchers at KIT now showed for the first time that the inner interfaces between surface-mounted metal-organic frameworks (SURMOFs) are suited perfectly for this purpose -- they turned green light blue. The result, which is now being published in the Advanced Materials journal, opens up new opportunities for optoelectronic applications such as solar cells or LEDs.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
presse@kit.edu
49-721-608-47414
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 9-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Scientists count microscopic particles without microscope
Scientists from Russia and Australia put forward a simple new way of counting microscopic particles in optical materials. A laser beam passing through such a material splits and forms a pattern of numerous bright spots on a projection screen. The researchers found that the number of these spots corresponds to the number of particles in the material. This finding allows to determine the material structure without resorting to microscopy. The work was published in Scientific Reports.
Russian Science Foundation, Australian Research Council

Contact: Dmitry Malkov
dvmalkov@corp.ifmo.ru
7-953-377-5508
ITMO University

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nanotechnology
Watch a tiny space rocket work
Moving a nanosatellite around in space takes only a tiny amount of thrust. Engineers from Michigan Technological University and the University of Maryland teamed up, put a nanoscale rocket under a microscope, and watched what happened.
NASA, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Michigan/Air Force Center of Excellence in Electric Propulsion

Contact: Allison Mills
awmills@mtu.edu
906-487-2343
Michigan Technological University

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Prototype chip could help make quantum computing practical
In today's Nature Nanotechnology, researchers from MIT and MIT Lincoln Laboratory report an important step toward practical quantum computers, with a paper describing a prototype chip that can trap ions in an electric field and, with built-in optics, direct laser light toward each of them.

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

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Smarter self-assembly opens new pathways for nanotechnology
Scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory have just developed a way to direct the self-assembly of multiple molecular patterns within a single material, producing new nanoscale architectures. This is a significant conceptual leap in self-assembly that could change the way we design and manufacture electronics.
DOE/Office of Science

Contact: Karen McNulty Walsh
kmcnulty@bnl.gov
631-344-8350
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Nature Materials
Liquid light switch could enable more powerful electronics
Researchers have built a record energy-efficient switch, which uses the interplay of electricity and a liquid form of light, in semiconductor microchips. The device could form the foundation of future signal processing and information technologies, making electronics even more efficient.

Contact: Sarah Collins
sarah.collins@admin.cam.ac.uk
44-012-237-65542
University of Cambridge

Public Release: 8-Aug-2016
Applied Physics Letters
Tailored AFM probes created via 3-D direct laser writing
Atomic force microscopy is a technique that allows researchers to analyze surfaces at the atomic scale, and it's based on a surprisingly simple concept: A sharp tip on a cantilever 'senses' the topography of samples. Now, a group of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology researchers report, in this week's Applied Physics Letters, that they have developed a method to tailor tips for specific applications via 3-D direct laser writing based on two-photon polymerization.

Contact: AIP Media Line
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

Public Release: 5-Aug-2016
UTA leads project to develop new device to deliver photo-induced cancer therapy
Physicists from the University of Texas at Arlington are leading a multidisciplinary project with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to develop a new multifunctional platform that can integrate imaging and photo-induced cancer therapy in a single, portable device.
National Institutes for Health

Contact: Louisa Kellie
louisa.kellie@uta.edu
817-524-8926
University of Texas at Arlington

Public Release: 5-Aug-2016
New Journal of Physics
Diamond-based light sources will lay a foundation for quantum communications of the future
A scientist from our university together with his colleague from Italy might have solved one of the most challenging problems of quantum communications, showing that diamonds may be used as ultra-bright single photon emitters. Discrete generation of photons is essential for quantum communications. It is remarkable that the described emission mechanism makes it possible to create energy efficient light sources operating at room temperature.
Russian Science Foundation, EC Seventh Framework Programme, MIPT Project 5-100 programme

Contact: Sergey Divakov
divakov@phystech.edu
7-901-746-9677
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 5-Aug-2016
Nature Communications
Scientists discover light could exist in a previously unknown form
New research suggests that it is possible to create a new form of light by binding light to a single electron, combining the properties of both.

Contact: Hayley Dunning
h.dunning@imperial.ac.uk
020-759-42412
Imperial College London

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
Journal of Materials Research
Development of a novel carbon nanomaterial 'pot'
A novel, pot-shaped, carbon nanomaterial developed by researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan is several times deeper than any hollow carbon nanostructure previously produced. This unique characteristic enables the material to gradually release substances contained within and is expected to be beneficial in applications such as drug delivery systems.
Japanese Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research

Contact: J. Sanderson, N. Fukuda
research-coordinator@jimu.kumamoto-u.ac.jp
Kumamoto University

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