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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

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
Royal Society Open Science
Penn researchers improve computer modeling for designing drug-delivery nanocarriers
A team of University of Pennsylvania researchers has developed a computer model that will aid in the design of nanocarriers, microscopic structures used to guide drugs to their targets in the body. The model better accounts for how the surfaces of different types of cells undulate due to thermal fluctuations, informing features of the nanocarriers that will help them stick to cells long enough to deliver their payloads.
National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health

Contact: Evan Lerner
elerner@upenn.edu
215-573-6604
University of Pennsylvania

Public Release: 4-Aug-2016
2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in MSE by Elsevier Scopus Data
UNIST makes mark on global list of most cited
UNIST is well-represented 2016 List of Most Cited Researchers in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) by Elsevier Scopus Data, which includes only the top 300 of the world's researchers in the field of MSE ranked by the total citations of their papers.

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

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Advanced Materials Technologies
Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. The miniature solar panels could power myriad personal devices -- wearable medical sensors, smartwatches, even autofocusing contact lenses.

Contact: Hongrui Jiang
608-265-9418
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Scientific Reports
Next generation anode to improve lithium-ion batteries
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have created a new silicon-tin nanocomposite anode that could lead to lithium-ion batteries that can be charged and discharged more times before they reach the end of their useful lives. The longer-lasting batteries could be used in everything from handheld electronic devices to electric vehicles.
National Science Foundation

Contact: Sarah Nightingale
sarah.nightingale@ucr.edu
951-827-4580
University of California - Riverside

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Nature Materials
Perpetual 'ice water': Stable solid-liquid state revealed in nanoparticles
Researchers have discovered that gallium nanoparticles can form a solid core surrounded by a liquid outer layer over a temperature span of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. The discovery marks the first time that this stable phase coexistence phenomenon at the nanoscale has ever been directly observed.

Contact: Ken Kingery
ken.kingery@duke.edu
919-660-8414
Duke University

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Composites Science and Technology
Carbon nanotube 'stitches' make stronger, lighter composites
MIT aerospace engineers have designed carbon nanotube 'stitches' that strongly bind composites, which could produce lighter, more damage-resistant airplanes.
Airbus Group, Boeing, Embraer, Lockheed Martin, Saab AB, Spirit AeroSystems Inc., Textron Systems, ANSYS, Hexcel, TohoTenax, US Army

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

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Chemical Communications
Better contrast agents based on nanoparticles
Scientists at the University of Basel have developed nanoparticles which can serve as efficient contrast agents for magnetic resonance imaging. This new type of nanoparticles produce around ten times more contrast than the actual contrast agents and are responsive to specific environments. The journal Chemical Communications has published these results.

Contact: Olivia Poisson
olivia.poisson@unibas.ch
University of Basel

Public Release: 3-Aug-2016
Journal of American Chemical Society
Challenging the 'rigidity' for smart soft electronics
A team of Korean researchers has found a way to solve a dilemma and developed a low crystalline conducting polymer that shows high-field effect mobility. Their findings were recently published as the cover article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and highlighted in the Spotlights.
Center for Advanced Soft Electronics, Global Frontier Research Program, National Research Foundation of Korea

Contact: YUN MEE Jung
ymjung@postech.ac.kr
82-542-792-417
Pohang University of Science & Technology (POSTECH)

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