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Public Release: 1-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Plastic nanoparticles inspired by nature could improve cancer drug delivery
UNSW Sydney scientists have developed a way to control the shape of polymer molecules so they self-assemble into non-spherical nanoparticles -- an advance that could improve the delivery of toxic drugs to tumors. Very little in nature is perfectly spherical, but it has proved very difficult for scientists to synthesize particles that are not round until now.

Contact: Deborah Smith
University of New South Wales

Public Release: 1-Nov-2017
Nature Communications
Rutgers-led research could revolutionize nuclear waste reprocessing and save money
Seeking a better way to capture radioactive iodides in spent nuclear reactor fuel, Rutgers-New Brunswick scientists have developed an extremely efficient 'molecular trap' that can be recycled and reused
Department of Energy

Contact: Todd B.Bates
Rutgers University

Public Release: 31-Oct-2017
HRL receives IARPA award for curved infrared image sensors
HRL Laboratories, LLC, received an award from the Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity to develop spherically curved infrared image sensors. Breakthrough technology developed at HRL found that curved visible-light image sensors have significant advantages over flat sensors, increasing performance and reducing cost, weight, and volume of optics for many types of cameras. Curved sensors may soon improve optics in fields including photography, computer vision and automation, reconnaissance and surveillance, microscopy, and telescopy.

Contact: Michele Durant
HRL Laboratories

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Graphene enables high-speed electronics on flexible materials
A flexible detector for terahertz frequencies (1,000 gigahertz) has been developed by Chalmers researchers using graphene transistors on plastic substrates. It is the first of its kind, and can extend the use of terahertz technology to applications that will require flexible electronics, such as wireless sensor networks and wearable technology. The results are published in the scientific journal Applied Physics Letters.
EU Graphene Flagship, Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation

Contact: Christian Borg
Chalmers University of Technology

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017
Applied Physics Letters
Making glass invisible: A nanoscience-based disappearing act
By texturing glass surfaces with nanosized features, scientists almost completely eliminated surface reflections -- an achievement that could enhance solar cell efficiency, improve consumers' experience with electronic displays, and support high-power laser applications.
Department of Energy

Contact: Ariana Tantillo
DOE/Brookhaven National Laboratory

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017
3-D-printed device builds better nanofibers
In the latest issue of the journal Nanotechnology, MIT researchers describe a new device for producing nanofiber meshes, which matches the production rate and power efficiency of its best-performing predecessor --- but significantly reduces variation in the fibers' diameters, an important consideration in most applications

Contact: Abby Abazorius
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
Microscopic defects make batteries better
Defects in a common cathode material for lithium-ion batteries can potentially improve performance over "perfect" electrodes, according to a new study led by Rice University researchers.
Department of Energy Office of Basic Energy Science, National Science Foundation, University of Wisconsin-Madison WEI Seed Grant, Vilas Research Travel Awards

Contact: David Ruth
Rice University

Public Release: 30-Oct-2017
Researchers show how nanoscale patterning can decrease metal fatigue
Fatigue due to repetitive strain is the leading cause of failure in metal components and structures, but new research shows how crystalline structures called nanotwins can slow the accumulation of fatigue-related damage.
National Science Foundation, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Kevin Stacey
Brown University

Public Release: 29-Oct-2017
Researchers reveal the effect of nano-diamond on magnetorheological fluids
Nano-diamond had a significant increase in MRF. The shear yield strength and settling stability of the MRF could be highly enhanced. The higher the strength of the magnetic field was, the higher the difference in the shear yield strength was. These phenomena demonstrated that the physical properties of the nano-diamond could have a higher impact on MRF, which was of high significance to the preparation of MRFs with excellent performance.
Tianjin Research Institute for Advanced Equipment Tsinghua University, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Judy Yeo
World Scientific

Public Release: 27-Oct-2017
13th International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis
Two INRS professors earn awards from global organization
Two INRS professors were honoured during the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)'s 13th International Conference on Novel Materials and their Synthesis, held October 15 to 20, 2017, in Nanjing, China. Both professors are working towards a common goal: using their expertise to develop renewable and sustainable energy technologies.
International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry

Contact: Gisèle Bolduc
Institut national de la recherche scientifique - INRS

Public Release: 27-Oct-2017
Nano Futures
Heavy metal thunder: Protein can be switched on to conduct electricity like a metal
About four years ago, Stuart Lindsay's research team got a lab result that even he couldn't quite believe. As with most scientific surprises, it goes against all conventional wisdom: the first evidence of a protein that could conduct electricity like a metal.
NIH/National Human Genome Research Institute, Recognition AnalytiX, Arizona State Univeristy Edward and Nadine Carson Presidential Chair Fund

Contact: Joe Caspermeyer
Arizona State University

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017
Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry
How harmful are nano-copper and anti-fungal combinations in the waterways?
A recently published article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, 'Effects of Micronized and Nano-Copper Azole on Marine Benthic Communities' explores the risks to the smallest creatures in aquatic communities posed by increased use of the anti-fouling wood treatment.

Contact: Jen Lynch
Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017
Applied Materials Today
Researchers look to patterns to envision new engineering field
The phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays when a camera focuses on a pattern like a person wearing stripes has inspired a new way to conceptualize electronic devices. Researchers at the University of Illinois are showing how the atomic-scale version of this phenomenon may hold the secrets to help advance electronics design to the limits of size and speed.
Fulbright US Scholarship, Universite Joseph Fourier, National Science Foundation, French National Research Agency

Contact: Lois E Yoksoulian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017
CHF 12 million for research into atomic-scale components
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and ETH Zurich plan to conduct joint research into new types of integrated circuits for communications networks, which are characterized by their atomic dimension and their energy efficiency. To this end, the Swiss Werner Siemens-Foundation has donated CHF 12 million (approx. EUR 10.5 million) for the establishment of the joint Centre for Single-Atom Electronics and Photonics.

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017
How much does life weigh?
ETH researchers have developed a scale for measuring cells. It allows the weight of individual living cells, and any changes in this weight, to be determined quickly and accurately for the first time. The invention has also aroused significant interest both in and outside the field of biology.

Contact: Prof. Dr. Daniel J. Mueller
ETH Zurich

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017
Angewandte Chemie
Dynamic catalytic converters for clean air in the city
Reducing pollutant emission of vehicles and meeting stricter exhaust gas standards are major challenges when developing catalytic converters. A new concept might help to efficiently treat exhaust gases after the cold start of engines and in urban traffic and to reduce the consumption of expensive noble metal. It is based on the interaction between platinum and the cerium oxide carrier to control catalytic activity by short-term changes of the engine's operation mode, researchers report in the journal Angewandte Chemie (Applied Chemistry).

Contact: Monika Landgraf
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Public Release: 26-Oct-2017
Nanoparticles with pulse laser controlled antibacterial properties
Silver nanoparticles have excellent antibacterial properties and are considered by many to be a strong contender in the critical search for an answer to antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Researchers from Kumamoto University, Japan have discovered how to activate their bactericidal effect at will using pulsed laser irradiation. This is promising development in the fight against antibacterial resistance.
NOVARTIS Foundation,Graduate School of Science and Technology, Research Core, Group for Research B of Kumamoto University, Japanese International Cooperation Agency

Contact: J. Sanderson
Kumamoto University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
Journal of Applied Crystallography
Osaka university roll the dice on perovskite interfaces
Osaka University-led researchers developed a robust Monte Carlo-based refinement computerized approach to precisely and accurately model perovskite oxide interfaces from complex surface X-ray diffraction data.
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Contact: Saori Obayashi
Osaka University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
UH chemist to oversee new journal for nanomaterials
T. Randall Lee, Cullen Distinguished University Chair and Associate Dean for Research at the University of Houston College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, will oversee a new academic journal focused on discoveries involving the use of nanotechnology in applied materials.

Contact: Jeannie Kever
University of Houston

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
Nature Communications
New property found in unusual crystalline materials
Researchers at MIT and elsewhere discover an unexpected property of some nanostructured metals, could lead to new ways of 'tuning' their properties.
Natural Science Foundation of China, ExxonMobil Research, MIT Energy Initiative, National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy, Singapore-MIT Alliance

Contact: Ms. Karl-Lydie Jean-Baptiste
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
Nano Letters
New research explores the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnology
New research shows that manufacturable nanodevices should be the goal of nanotechnological research to ensure the enhanced properties of nanomaterials can be used to fulfill the promise that fundamental science has exposed.

Contact: Delyth Purchase
Swansea University

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
ACS Nano
UNIST researchers introduce novel catalyst for rechargeable metal-air batteries
South Korea's Ulsan Nationl Institute of Science and Technology has presented novel catalyst to accelerate the commercialization of metal-air batteries.

Contact: JooHyeon Heo
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)

Public Release: 25-Oct-2017
ACS Nano
Rapid cellphone charging getting closer to reality
The ability to charge cellphones in seconds is one step closer after researchers at the University of Waterloo used nanotechnology to significantly improve energy-storage devices known as supercapacitors.

Contact: Matthew Grant
University of Waterloo

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
ACS Nano
Organic material matters
Researchers test the capability of a novel nanoparticle to remove cadmium toxicity from a freshwater system

Contact: Julie Cohen
University of California - Santa Barbara

Public Release: 24-Oct-2017
US Army Research Laboratory announces new partnership
The US Army Research Laboratory announced new partnerships with the University of Chicago and other regional universities formally establishing ARL Central. ARL Central gives ARL a physical presence in Chicago and surrounding areas, enhancing ARL's growing global science and technology ecosystem.

Contact: Joyce M. Conant
U.S. Army Research Laboratory

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