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5/19/2011 1:30:14 PM | Research | 0 comments
Experiments Settle Long-Standing Debate about Mysterious Array Formations in Nanofilms
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have conducted experiments confirming which of three possible mechanisms is responsible for the spontaneous formation of three-dimensional (3-D) pillar arrays in nanofilms (polymer films that are billionths of a meter thick).
3/29/2011 2:23:12 PM | Materials | 0 comments
The quest for new materials: Can any insulator become topological?
Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) and the California Institute of Technology have shown that it may be possible to take a conventional semiconductor and endow it with topological properties without subjecting the material to extreme environmental conditions or fundamentally changing its solid state structure.
11/17/2010 5:50:40 PM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech physicists demonstrate a four-fold quantum memory
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have demonstrated quantum entanglement for a quantum state stored in four spatially distinct atomic memories.
10/14/2010 2:43:23 PM | Partnership | 0 comments
Caltech and CEA-Leti Launch Partnership Program to Speed Commercialization of Innovative Nanotech Systems
Founders of NanoVLSI Alliance Hosting Nov. 2 Workshop in Pasadena, Calif., To Present Recent Results and Cover Highlights of Alliance’s Technology Roadmaps
9/23/2010 5:47:06 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Caltech Researchers Design a New Nanomesh Material
Silicon-based film may lead to efficient thermoelectric devices
9/3/2010 11:58:37 AM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Chemists Develop Simple Technique to Visualize Atomic-Scale Structures
The technique, which was used to obtain the first direct images of how water coats surfaces at room temperature, can also be used to image a potentially unlimited number of other molecules, including antibodies and other biomolecules.
4/26/2010 6:53:03 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Caltech-Led Team Designs Novel Negative-Index Metamaterial that Responds to Visible Light
Uniquely versatile material could be used for more efficient light collection in solar cells
4/18/2010 11:49:46 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
RNA Interference Delivered Using Nanoparticles Hits Target in Human Patients
A Team of researchers and clinicians has published the first proof that a targeted nanoparticle can traffic into tumors, deliver double-stranded small interfering RNAs (siRNAs), and turn off the production of an important cancer protein using a mechanism known as RNA interference (RNAi).
3/24/2010 12:12:07 AM | Nanoparticles | 0 comments
Caltech-led Team Provides Proof in Humans of RNA Interference Using Targeted Nanoparticles
Researchers unveil scientific results from siRNA Phase I clinical trial in cancer patients
2/18/2010 7:01:58 PM | Energy | 0 comments
Caltech Researchers Create Highly Absorbing, Flexible Solar Cells with Silicon Wire Arrays
Using arrays of long, thin silicon wires embedded in a polymer substrate, a team of scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has created a new type of flexible solar cell that enhances the absorption of sunlight and efficiently converts its photons into electrons.
2/12/2010 7:05:19 PM | Materials | 0 comments
Caltech Researchers Develop Nanoscale Structures with Superior Mechanical Properties
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a way to make some notoriously brittle materials ductile—yet stronger than ever—simply by reducing their size.
12/23/2009 12:08:42 AM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Physicists Propose Quantum Entanglement for Motion of Microscopic Objects
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have proposed a new paradigm that should allow scientists to observe quantum behavior in small mechanical systems.
12/19/2009 10:13:13 AM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Film Photons with Electrons
4D electron microscopy makes it possible to image photons of nanoscale structures and visualize their architecture
11/22/2009 10:58:12 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
3-D Nanostructures Capture Rare Tumor Cells in Blood
Report describes a device made of millions of nanoscale silicon pillars that gently captured over 40% of the CTCs added to samples of human blood.
11/11/2009 9:07:43 AM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Develop DNA Origami Nanoscale Breadboards for Carbon Nanotube Circuits
In work that someday may lead to the development of novel types of nanoscale electronic devices, researchers have combined DNA's talent for self-assembly with the remarkable electronic properties of carbon nanotubes, thereby suggesting a solution to the long-standing problem of organizing carbon nanotubes into nanoscale electronic circuits.
10/23/2009 6:26:39 PM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Solve Decade-Long Mystery of Nanopillar Formations
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have uncovered the physical mechanism by which arrays of nanoscale (billionths-of-a-meter) pillars can be grown on polymer films with very high precision, in potentially limitless patterns.
8/30/2009 9:58:37 AM | Research | 0 comments
Antibody Replacements Just a "Click" Away
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and The Scripps Research Institute (SRI) have developed an innovative technique to create cheap but highly stable chemicals that have the potential to take the place of the antibodies used in many standard medical diagnostic tests.
6/16/2009 12:47:13 AM | Materials | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Use High-Pressure "Alchemy" to Create Nonexpanding Metals
By squeezing a typical metal alloy at pressures hundreds of thousands of times greater than normal atmospheric pressure, scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have created a material that does not expand when heated, as does nearly every normal metal, and acts like a metal with an entirely different chemical composition.
6/8/2009 1:38:26 AM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Create Nanoscale Zipper Cavity that Responds to Single Photons of Light
Device could be used for highly sensitive force detection, optical communications, and more
5/9/2009 10:41:37 AM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech physicists detect entanglement of one photon shared among four locations
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed an efficient method to detect entanglement shared among multiple parts of an optical system.
4/10/2009 6:08:37 PM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Control Complex Nucleation Processes using DNA Origami Seeds
Researchers describe the development of an information-containing DNA "seed" that can direct the self-assembled bottom-up growth of tiles of DNA in a precisely controlled fashion.
11/26/2008 5:38:44 PM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Develop "Barcode Chip" for Cheap, Fast Blood Tests
A new "barcode chip" developed by researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) promises to revolutionize diagnostic medical testing.
11/21/2008 5:42:56 PM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech 4D Microscope Revolutionizes the Way We Look at the Nano World
Scientists can observe the static structure of objects with a resolution that is better than a billionth of a meter in length using electron microscopes, which generate a stream of individual electrons that scatter off objects to produce an image.
9/1/2008 8:39:30 PM | Research | 0 comments
Caltech Scientists Create DNA Tubes with Programmable Sizes for Nanoscale Manufacturing
The technological feat may allow the use of the molecular tubes in a number of nanotechnology applications.
3/9/2008 4:23:32 PM | Research | 0 comments
Physicists Transcribe Entanglement into and out of a Quantum Memory
Scientists at the California Institute of Technology have laid the groundwork for a crucial step in quantum information science. They show how entanglement, an essential property of quantum mechanics, can be generated between beams of light, stored in a quantum memory, and mapped back into light with the push of a button.
1/20/2008 12:43:13 AM | Research | 0 comments
Programming Biomolecular Self-Assembly Pathways
Researchers at the California Institute of Technology have demonstrated that it is possible to program the pathways by which DNA strands self-assemble and disassemble, and hence to control the dynamic function of the molecules as they traverse these pathways.
11/11/2007 11:55:00 AM | Bio/Medicine | 0 comments
Tracking Targeted siRNA Nanoparticles With In Vivo Imaging
Using nanoparticles tagged with both a fluorescent label and a radioactive isotope of the element copper, a team of investigators at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) has shown that targeting siRNA-containing nanoparticles to tumors increases tumor uptake rather than tumor localization
8/15/2007 9:46:23 PM | Research | 0 comments
Promising New Nanomedical Cancer Therapy Also Highlights Tech Transfer, Inventor Says
If a new approach to cancer therapy, still experimental and in a phase I clinical trial, turns out as well as hoped, the credit will go as much to technology transfer as to scientific acumen
2/20/2007 12:57:56 AM | Research | 0 comments
DNA-Encoded Antibody Libraries Enable Multiplexed Analysis of Complex Biological Samples
James Health, Ph.D., and colleagues at the California Institute of Technology have developed a new approach to genomic and proteomic analysis, one that detects messenger RNA (mRNA), proteins, and even whole cells simultaneously on a single glass slide.
12/20/2006 5:42:38 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Researchers Improve Understanding of Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes With New Computer Simulation
Carbon nanotubes are tiny garden-hose-like hollow tubes that have considerable promise for future applications such as nano-sized plumbing and nanolithography, and for the creation of numerous tiny devices such as mass sensors and actuators.
10/19/2006 5:20:55 AM | Research | 0 comments
Engineers Devise New Method of Chemical Vapor Deposition for Smaller Nanostructures
Engineers at the California Institute of Technology have invented an ingenious new method for depositing tiny amounts of materials on surfaces.
10/1/2006 11:23:26 AM | Research | 0 comments
New Method Creates Nanowire Detectors Exactly Where Needed
A team of investigators at the Nanosystems Biology Cancer Center has developed a method for creating conducting polymer nanowires in place within microfluidic circuits
12/5/2005 5:32:56 PM | Nanotubes | 0 comments
Caltech Researchers Achieve First Electrowetting of Carbon Nanotubes
If you can imagine the straw in your soda can being a million times smaller and made of carbon, you pretty much have a mental picture of a carbon nanotube.
10/4/2005 1:51:48 PM | Grants | 0 comments
Caltech Receives $3.6 Million to Start Nanosystems Biology Cancer Center
Jim Heath wants to catch cancer earlier and provide more effective monitoring of patients' responses to therapies. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) likes his plan and just awarded him $3.6 million to get started.
3/10/2005 5:29:59 PM | Partnership | 0 comments
Arrowhead Announces Expansion of Nanotech Intellectual Property Portfolio
Arrowhead Research Corporation has exclusively licensed new technology in dip pen nanolithography (DPN) from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech).
10/26/2004 1:10:46 PM | Bio/Medicine, Research | 0 comments
Systems Biology Could Augur New Age for Predictive and Preventive Medicine; Nanotechnology and Microfluidic Devices Hold Key to Transformation
The dream of monitoring a patient's physical condition through blood testing has long been realized. But how about detecting diseases in their very early stages, or evaluating how they are responding to treatment, with no more to work with than a drop of blood?

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