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Showing releases 76-100 out of 1972.

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Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Nature Photonics
CCNY physicists master unexplored electron property
While the charge and spin properties of electrons are widely utilized in modern day technologies such as transistors and memories, another aspect of the subatomic particle has long remained uncharted. This is the 'valley' property which has potential for realizing a new class of technology termed 'valleytronics' -- similar to electronics (charge) and spintronics (spin). This property arises from the fact that the electrons in the crystal occupy different positions that are quantum mechanically distinct.
National Science Foundation, Columbia-CCNY NSF MRSEC Center, US Army Research Office, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada.

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
We have a quorum
Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have utilized computational modeling to mimic such quorum sensing behavior in synthetic materials, which could lead to devices with the ability for self-recognition and self-regulation.
DOE/Office of Science, Basic Energy Sciences

Contact: Paul Kovach, Director of Marketing and Communications
pkovach@pitt.edu
412-624-0265
University of Pittsburgh

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
University of Sydney and Microsoft forge global quantum computing partnership
A multi-year partnership announced today establishes ongoing investment focused on Sydney's Quantum Nanoscience Laboratory to scale-up devices, as Microsoft moves from research to real-world engineering of quantum machines.
Microsoft

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Nanoscale
Nanoparticles loaded with component of common spice kill cancer cells
Attaching curcumin, a component of the common spice turmeric, to nanoparticles can be used to target and destroy treatment-resistant neuroblastoma tumor cells, according to a new study published in Nanoscale. The study, conducted in partnership by researchers at Nemours Children's Hospital and the University of Central Florida, demonstrates a potentially novel treatment for neuroblastoma, the most common cancer in infants.
Nemours Foundation, Florida High Tech Corridor

Contact: Josh Wilson
Josh.Wilson@nemours.org
407-650-7676
University of Central Florida

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Chemical route towards electronic devices in graphene
Essential electronic components, such as diodes and tunnel barriers, can be incorporated in single graphene wires (nanoribbons) with atomic precision. The goal is to create graphene-based electronic devices with extremely fast operational speeds. The discovery was made in a collaboration between Aalto University and their colleagues at Utrecht University and TU Delft in the Netherlands.
The Academy of Finland, European Research Council, The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research

Contact: Peter Liljeroth
peter.liljeroth@aalto.fi
358-503-636-115
Aalto University

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
AACP Psychiatry Update Encore Presentation
UNIST professor featured as a highly prolific author in ACS Journal
A South Korean researcher, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has recently been listed in the 2017 'Highly Prolific Authors' for Nano Letters by ACS Publications.

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

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Science Bulletin
Large single-crystal graphene is possible!
The target of large, cheap and quick graphene synthesis achieved: 5 x 50 cm2 and beyond.

Contact: Jung Gyu Kim
jungkki1@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Physical Review Applied
Magnetic quantum objects in a 'nano egg-box'
Magnetic quantum objects in superconductors, so-called 'fluxons,' are particularly suitable for the storage and processing of data bits. Physicists around Wolfgang Lang at the University of Vienna and their colleagues at the Johannes-Kepler-University Linz have now succeeded in producing a 'quantum egg-box' with a novel and simple method. They realized a stable and regular arrangement of hundreds of thousands of fluxons.

Contact: Wolfgang Lang
wolfgang.lang@univie.ac.at
43-664-602-775-1424
University of Vienna

Public Release: 25-Jul-2017
Applied Physics Letters
When shallow defects align, diamonds shine for unprecedented quantum sensitivity
Imagine a sensor sensitive enough to detect changes in the proton concentration of a single protein, within a single cell. This level of insight would reveal quantum-scale dynamics of that protein's function, but demands a sensor with controllable features at a similar scale. Thanks to a new technique, quantum sensing abilities are approaching this scale of precision. The researchers report their work on these quantum sensors, nitrogen vacancy centers, in this week's Applied Physics Letters.

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

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Nature Materials
Multitasking monolayers
Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the result of a new process that naturally produces patterned monolayers that can act as a base for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic or sensing capabilities.
US Department of Energy, National Key Research and Development Projects of China, National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China, Chinese Academy of Sciences

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

Public Release: 24-Jul-2017
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Shining rings: A new material emits white light when exposed to electricity
Scientists at Nagoya University have developed a new way to make stimuli-responsive materials in a predictable manner. They used this method to design a new material, a mixture of carbon nanorings and iodine, which conducts electricity and emits white light when exposed to electricity. The team's new approach could help generate a range of reliable stimuli-responsive materials, which can be used in memory devices, artificial muscles and drug delivery systems, among other applications.

Contact: Dr. Ayako Miyazaki
press@itbm.nagoya-u.ac.jp
81-527-894-999
Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM), Nagoya University

Public Release: 23-Jul-2017
Science Advances
NUS engineers achieve significant breakthrough in spin wave-based information processing technology
A research team led by Professor Adekunle Adeyeye from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the NUS Faculty of Engineering, has recently achieved a significant breakthrough in spin wave information processing technology. His team has successfully developed a novel method for the simultaneous propagation of spin wave signals in multiple directions at the same frequency, without the need for any external magnetic field.

Contact: Goh Yu Chong
yuchong.goh@nus.edu.sg
656-601-1653
National University of Singapore

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
ACS Energy Letters
Ultrathin device harvests electricity from human motion
A new electrochemical energy harvesting device developed at Vanderbilt University can generate electrical current from the full range of human motions and is thin enough to embed in clothing.
National Science Foundation

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

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
Optica
Scientists announce the quest for high-index materials
A team of physicists featuring researchers from MIPT and ITMO University has conducted a comparative analysis of a range of materials to determine if they are applicable to dielectric nanophotonics. Their systematic study produced results that can optimize the use of known materials for building optical nanodevices, as well as encourage the search for new materials with superior properties.

Contact: Asya Shepunova
shepunova@phystech.edu
7-916-813-0267
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology

Public Release: 21-Jul-2017
SLAS Technology
Micro- and nanotechnologies for quantitative biology and medicine
Ten new reviews and original research reports that illustrate how the progression of research assays from qualitative outputs toward increasingly sensitive quantitative outputs is transforming life sciences and biomedical research and diagnostics by improving the ability of researchers and clinicians to detect and quantify increasingly complex assays.

Contact: Tom Manning
tmanning@slas.org
630-256-7527 x103
SLAS (Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening)

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
USDA announces $4.6 million for nanotechnology research
The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 13 grants totaling $4.6 million for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. The grants are funded through NIFA's Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill.

Contact: Sally Gifford
202-720-2047
National Institute of Food and Agriculture

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Pulses of electrons manipulate nanomagnets and store information
Skyrmions are a kind of nanomagnet, comprised of a spin-correlated ensemble of electrons acting as a topological magnet on certain microscopic surfaces. The precise properties, like spin orientation, of such nanomagnets can store information. But how might you go about moving or manipulating these nanomagnets at will to store the data you want? New research demonstrates such read/write ability using bursts of electrons, encoding topological energy structures robustly enough for potential data storage applications.

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

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Science Advances
Strengthening 3-D printed parts for real-world use
From aerospace and defense to digital dentistry and medical devices, 3-D printed parts are used in a variety of industries. Currently, 3-D printed parts are very fragile and traditionally used in the prototyping phase of materials or as a toy for display. A doctoral student in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University has pioneered a countermeasure to transform the landscape of 3-D printing today.
National Science Foundation, US Army Research Office

Contact: Aubrey Bloom
Abloom@tamu.edu
830-377-8566
Texas A&M University

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Microscopic silk cocoons may facilitate drug design
Microfluidics technology enables silk protein capsules to self-assemble

Contact: Yael Edelman
yael.edelman@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Semiliquid chains pulled out of a sea of microparticles
An electrode brought to the surface of a liquid that contains microparticles can be used to pull out surprisingly long chains of particles. Curiously enough, the particles in the chains are held together by a thin layer of liquid that covers them. This spectacular phenomenon, discovered with the involvement of Polish scientists and described in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, holds promise for a broad variety of applications.
National Science Centre Poland, Foundation for Polish Science

Contact: Filip Dutka
fdutka@fuw.edu.pl
48-225-532-908
Faculty of Physics University of Warsaw

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Recent Patents on Drug Delivery & Formulation
Probiotics: Novel biosynthetic tool to develop metallic nanoparticles
Probiotics, being live microbes, exert numerous beneficial health effects on the host cells. Such probiotics are commercially available as dietary supplements, foods, pharmaceutical formulations. Yakult, Activia yogurt, DanActive fermented milk provide health benefits like boosting up the immune system, treating digestive problems, mental illness, neurological disorders, cancer, etc.

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

Public Release: 20-Jul-2017
Science
3-D imaging of surface chemistry in confinement
EPFL researchers have developed an optical imaging tool to visualize surface chemistry in real time. They imaged the interfacial chemistry in the microscopically confined geometry of a simple glass micro-capillary. The glass is covered with hydroxyl (-OH) groups that can lose a proton -- a much-studied chemical reaction that is important in geology, chemistry and technology. A 100-micron long capillary displayed a remarkable spread in surface OH bond dissociation constant of a factor of a billion. The research has been published in Science.

Contact: Sylvie Roke
sylvie.roke@epfl.ch
41-216-931-191
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
eLife
Indestructible virus yields secret to creating incredibly durable materials
It lives in boiling acid that dissolves flesh and bone. Now scientists have unlocked the secrets of the indestructible virus, potentially allowing them to harness its remarkable properties to create super-durable materials and better treat disease.
National Institutes of Health, Agence Nationale de la Recherche

Contact: Josh Barney
jdb9a@virginia.edu
434-906-8864
University of Virginia Health System

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
Nature Communications
Supramolecular materials with a time switch
Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have now successfully developed supramolecular materials that disintegrate at a predetermined time -- a feature that could be used in numerous applications.

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

Public Release: 19-Jul-2017
ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering
Smart toys without the batteries
The greatest challenge in entertaining young children is keeping their toys powered up. Now, one group reports in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering that they are one step closer to battery-free interactive games.

Contact: Katie Cottingham
k_cottingham@acs.org
301-775-8455
American Chemical Society

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