September 24, 2018

Columbia Receives $10.7 million for Department of Energy Frontier Research Center

The award will support the development of new methods that will allow for the manipulation of material systems in real time and the mapping of behavior of these materials with a degree of precision that has not been possible.
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September 21, 2018

Dmitri Basov, Higgins Professor of Physics, Wins 2019 Kenneth J Button Prize

The award committee noted that Basov had made "seminal discoveries in quantum material physics through infrared spectroscopy and nano-optics."
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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.
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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.
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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.
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