June 6, 2018

Quantum Interference May Be Key To Smaller Insulators

Researchers from Columbia University, Shanghai Normal University, and the University of Copenhagen have synthesized the first molecule capable of insulating at the nanometer scale more effectively than a vacuum barrier.
May 23, 2018

Columbia Researchers Squeeze Light into Nanoscale Devices and Circuits

The team is the first to directly image propagation and dynamics of graphene plasmons at very low temperatures; their findings could impact optical communications and signal processing.
May 18, 2018

Researchers Mimic Comet Moth’s Silk Fibers to Make “Air-conditioned” Fabric

Fibers produced by the caterpillars of a wild silk moth have outstanding cooling properties, as well as exceptional capabilities for transmitting light signals and images.
April 30, 2018

Geometry is Key to T-Cell Triggering

Columbia Engineers discover geometric underpinnings of T-cell stimulation through precise engineering of T-cell receptor geometry, building a 3D nanofabricated biomimetic surface that simulates the key components of an antigen-presenting cell.
March 14, 2018

Next Generation Nanoscience: Columbia Science Commits

In this video, Colin Nuckolls, Latha Venkataraman, Xiaoyang Zhu, and Dmitri Basov explain their research and how Columbia's commitment to nanoscience will benefit society and reshape the world around us.