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New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It
04/01/2020

New Superconducting Film Resists a Magnet's Power to Thwart It

Andrew Moseman
Joseph Falson found a superconducting material that retains its superconductivity even after exposure to magnetic fields that, according to the predictions of conventional theories, normally should disrupt that property.
Professor Joseph Falson
Decade of Discovery
12/19/2019

Decade of Discovery

As December winds down, we mark not just the end of another year of discovery at Caltech but the conclusion of a decade of remarkable accomplishments and research breakthroughs.
collage image for decade in review story
Choosing Caltech
11/12/2019

Choosing Caltech

Judy Hill
This fall, 9 former Caltech summer scholars enrolled as graduate students at the Institute
Graduate student Daniel Mukasa
New Polymer Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient
09/17/2019

New Polymer Heart Valve Implanted in First Patient

Robert Perkins
Caltech researchers have helped design a new synthetic heart valve that is  currently undergoing  FDA testing.
Heart Valve
New Metamaterial Morphs Into New Shapes, Taking on New Properties
09/11/2019

New Metamaterial Morphs Into New Shapes, Taking on New Properties

Robert Perkins
Electrochemical reactions drive shape change in new nanoarchitected metamaterial
Programmed Lithiation
A Metal Unlike Itself
09/10/2019

A Metal Unlike Itself

Whitney Clavin
Physicists find evidence for the mechanism by which metals may exhibit "ferroelectricity"
Image of lithium osmate sample
Levitating Objects with Light
03/18/2019

Levitating Objects with Light

Lorinda Dajose
Specially designed materials enable objects of different sizes to be levitated and manipulated with light, thanks to new research from Caltech scientists.
Conceptual illustration of a nano-patterned object reorienting itself to remain in a beam of light.
New Materials Exhibit Split Personality
01/31/2019

New Materials Exhibit Split Personality

Robert Perkins
Architected materials behave both as collections of discrete particles and as a continuous mass.
Material stretched
Phononics Research Takes a Step Forward
12/12/2018

Phononics Research Takes a Step Forward

Emily Velasco
Nanoscale devices can manipulate vibrations in much the same way that conventional electronics manipulate electrons.
A small integrated circuit rests on a surface next to a time, which is comparable in size
InSight Probes Mars
11/21/2018

InSight Probes Mars

Robert Perkins
José Andrade's work on force transmission through granular materials has helped inform the recently launched mission to probe down into the soil of Mars.
InSight
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