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Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Researchers peer into atom-sized tunnels in hunt for better battery
Battery researchers have used a special electron microscope with atomic-level resolution to show that certain large ions can hold open tunnels in a promising electrode material, so that charge-carrying ions like lithium can enter and exit the electrode easily and quickly -- boosting capacity.
National Science Foundation, US Department of Energy

Contact: Bill Burton
burton@uic.edu
312-996-2269
University of Illinois at Chicago

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Science
Further improvement of qubit lifetime for quantum computers
An international team of scientists has succeeded in making further improvements to the lifetime of superconducting quantum circuits. An important prerequisite for the realization of high-performance quantum computers is that the stored data should remain intact for as long as possible. The researchers, including Jülich physicist Dr. Gianluigi Catelani, have developed and tested a technique that removes unpaired electrons from the circuits. These are known to shorten the qubit lifetime.
Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Contact: Angela Wenzik
a.wenzik@fz-juelich.de
49-246-161-6048
Forschungszentrum Juelich

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Nature Nanotechnology
Keeping electric car design on the right road
Pushing nanoscale battery developments in the right direction can help create a sustainable transport sector.

Contact: Linda Ellingsen
linda.a.ellingsen@ntnu.no
Norwegian University of Science and Technology

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Science
Electron highway inside crystal
Physicists of the University of Würzburg have made an astonishing discovery in a specific type of topological insulators. The effect is due to the structure of the materials used. The researchers have now published their work in the journal Science.

Contact: Dr. Paolo Sessi
paolo.sessi@physik.uni-wuerzburg.de
49-931-318-8021
University of Würzburg

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Scientists track chemical and structural evolution of catalytic nanoparticles in 3-D
To help tackle the challenge of finding effective, inexpensive catalysts for fuel cells, scientists at Brookhaven Lab have produced dynamic, 3-D images that reveal how catalytic nanoparticles evolve as they are processed.
DOE/Office of Science

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

Public Release: 8-Dec-2016
Science
State of the art sensors made from graphene and children's toy silly putty
Researchers in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland-funded materials science research centre, hosted in Trinity College Dublin, have used the wonder material graphene to make the novelty children's material silly putty® (polysilicone) conduct electricity, creating extremely sensitive sensors. The research potentially offers exciting possibilities for applications in new, inexpensive devices and diagnostics in medicine and other sectors.

Contact: Mary Colclough
mary.colclough@tcd.ie
353-868-175-466
AMBER Centre

Public Release: 7-Dec-2016
Science Advances
Stamping technique creates tiny circuits with electronic ink
Engineers at MIT have invented a fast, precise printing process that may make such electronic surfaces an inexpensive reality. In a paper published today in Science Advances, the researchers report that they have fabricated a stamp made from forests of carbon nanotubes that is able to print electronic inks onto rigid and flexible surfaces.
National Science Foundation, MIT Energy Initiative

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Australian Institute of Physics Congress
Nano Letters
ANU invention to inspire new night-vision specs
Scientists at The Australian National University have designed a nano crystal around 500 times smaller than a human hair that turns darkness into visible light and can be used to create light-weight night-vision glasses.
Australian Research Council

Contact: Dragomir Neshev
dragomir.neshev@anu.edu.au
61-405-019-061
Australian National University

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Journal of Neuroinflammation
Blood-brain barrier on a chip sheds new light on 'silent killer'
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the Vanderbilt Institute for Integrative Biosystems Research and Education (VIIBRE) has developed a microfluidic device containing human cells which faithfully mimics the behavior of the blood-brain barrier and used it to gain new insights into brain inflammation, which can be caused by injury or infections such as meningitis and encephalitis.
National Institutes of Health

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

Public Release: 6-Dec-2016
Nano Letters
New material could lead to erasable and rewriteable optical chips
Engineers at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a nanomaterial that could lead to optical chips and circuits. The researchers believe they are the first to rewrite a waveguide, which is a crucial photonic component and a building block for integrated circuits, using an all-optical technique.
Beckman Young Investigator Program

Contact: Sandra Zaragoza
Zaragoza@utexas.edu
512-471-2129
University of Texas at Austin

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Advanced Energy Materials
Delivering a power punch
Microscale energy storage units for wearable and miniaturized electronic devices are improved using porous materials.

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Energy & Environmental Science
Ultrathin protective layer brings quite a bit more stability to perovskite solar cell
The addition of a few nanometers of a thin layer of aluminum oxide protects a perovskite solar cell against humidity -- still a major stumbling block to the commercial application of this new type of solar cell. A surprising bonus is a yield boost of 3 percent. These are the findings of researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and research institute ECN, part of the Solliance collective, published today in the journal Energy and Environmental Science.

Contact: Barry van der Meer
b.v.d.meer@tue.nl
31-628-783-207
Eindhoven University of Technology

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Nature
Why friction depends on the number of layers
Based on simulations, friction properties of the two-dimensional carbon graphene were studied by scientists of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Mechanics of Materials IWM with scientists in China and the USA. In contact with monolayer graphene, friction is higher than with multi-layered graphene or graphite; friction force increases for continued sliding. The scientists attribute this to the real contact area and the evolving quality of frictional contact.

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
University of Huddersfield secures new £30 million for Future Metrology Research Hub
The University of Huddersfield is to lead a new £30 million research centre to help transform UK manufacturing. The Future Metrology Hub will be based in the University's Centre for Precision Technologies, home to a team of world-renowned researchers in precision engineering and metrology.
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council

Contact: Nicola Werritt
n.c.werritt@hud.ac.uk
01-484-473-315
University of Huddersfield

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Secrets of the paleo diet: Discovery reveals plant-based menu of prehistoric man
A collection of 780,000-year-old edible plants found in Israel reveals the plant-based diet of the prehistoric man and is the largest and most diverse in the Levantine corridor linking Africa and Eurasia.

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

Public Release: 5-Dec-2016
Recent Patents on Nanotechnology
Bactericidal activity of usnic acid-loaded electrospun fibers
The development of antibiotics generated a revolution in the way we look and treat bacterial infections. In spite of the initial success, new problems came along and raised allergic reactions, bacterial resistance and ecological problems. These consequences have encouraged the research of alternative solutions based on sustainable sources.

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

Public Release: 2-Dec-2016
Science Advances
New aspect of atom mimicry for nanotechnology applications
Tokyo Tech researchers show dendrimers that mimic the electron valency of atoms can also mimic polymerisation yielding controlled one and two-dimensional arrays of nanocontainers.

Contact: Emiko Kawaguchi
media@jim.titech.ac.jp
81-357-342-975
Tokyo Institute of Technology

Public Release: 1-Dec-2016
Nature Communications
Making graphene using laser-induced phase separation
IBS and KAIST researchers clarify how laser annealing technology can lead to production of ultrathin nanomaterials.
Institute for Basic Science

Contact: Dahee Carol Kim
clitie620@ibs.re.kr
Institute for Basic Science

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
Microbubbles and ultrasound open the blood-brain barrier to administer drugs
The impassable blood-brain barrier prevents microorganisms from entering our brain, however it also blocks medicines that could help treat Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. Now, a Spanish physicist and other researchers at the University of Columbia (USA) have succeeded in embedding these substances in tiny lipid bubbles, in such a way that ultrasound can be used to release them into the specific area of the brain where they are needed.

Contact: SINC
info@agenciasinc.es
34-914-251-820
FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Advanced Electronic Materials
Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. In recent years scientists have been attempting to increase the efficiency of these cells to allow commercial applications such as integration into a building's glass façade, generating electricity to power the building.

Contact: Peter La
p.la@surrey.ac.uk
44-148-368-9191
University of Surrey

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Scientific Reports
Quantum obstacle course changes material from superconductor to insulator
Researchers from Brown University have shown a way to break superconductivity by disrupting the coherence of superconducting Cooper pairs. Such a phase change from superconducting to insulating had been predicted by theory, but hadn't been demonstrated experimentally. The research could help scientists better understand how defects can affect the quantum behavior of materials.
National Science Foundation, Air Force Office of Scientific Research, Asian Office of Aerospace Research and Development

Contact: Kevin Stacey
kevin_stacey@brown.edu
401-863-3766
Brown University

Public Release: 30-Nov-2016
Nature Communications
A method for storing vaccines at room temperature
Several simple and inexpensive techniques make it possible to store antiviral-vaccines at room temperature for several months. This discovery by EPFL researchers and partners could make a difference in inaccessible areas and developing countries where maintaining cold-chain transportation of vaccines is complicated and expensive.

Contact: Francesco Stellacci
francesco.stellacci@epfl.ch
41-216-937-872
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
ACS Central Science
Deep insights from surface reactions
Using the Stampede supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, researchers have developed biosensors that can speed up drug development, designed improved materials for desalinization, and explored new ways of generating energy from bacteria. These findings, reported in ACS Central Science, the Journal of Physical Chemistry B and the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, are helping to elucidate the atomic and quantum behavior of nano- and bio-materials.
National Science Foundation, National Basic Research Program of China, National Natural Science Foundation of China

Contact: Aaron Dubrow
aarondubrow@tacc.utexas.edu
512-471-8217
University of Texas at Austin, Texas Advanced Computing Center

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Small
Researchers load nanocarriers to deliver chemotherapy drugs & imaging molecules to tumors
Scientists at the University of Washington have created a system to encase chemotherapy drugs within tiny, synthetic 'nanocarrier' packages, which could be injected into patients and disassembled at the tumor site to release their toxic cargo.
National Institutes of Health, University of Washington

Contact: James Urton
jurton@uw.edu
206-543-2580
University of Washington

Public Release: 29-Nov-2016
Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology
Nanotechnology a 'green' approach to treating liver cancer
According to the American Cancer Society, more than 700,000 new cases of liver cancer are diagnosed worldwide each year. Currently, the only cure for the disease is to surgically remove the cancerous part of the liver or transplant the entire organ. However, an international study led by University of Missouri School of Medicine researchers has proven that a new minimally invasive approach targets and destroys precancerous tumor cells in the livers of mice and in vitro human cells.
University of Missouri School of Medicine, University of Missouri Interdisciplinary Intercampus Research Program, National Research Centre

Contact: Jeff Hoelscher
hoelscherj@missouri.edu
573-884-1608
University of Missouri-Columbia

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