|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?