The assessment panel awarded the prize to Prof. Christoph Cremer for his revolutionary light microscopy technology Vertico SMI. The patented process developed by this researcher from the University of Heidelberg makes it possible to image and analyze cells in two dimensional resolution as low as of 10 nanometers and with a resolution in the third dimension of 40 nanometers.
Researchers from SEMATECH's Front End Processes program have developed a comprehensive transistor noise model capable of extracting defect characteristics from low frequency noise data in advanced gate stack transistors using both conventional and novel dielectrics.
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has created a new, ultra-sensitive technique to analyze life-sustaining protein molecules. The technique may profoundly change the methodology of biomolecular studies and chart a new path to effective diagnostics and early treatment of complex diseases.
The world's fastest supercomputer, Roadrunner, at Los Alamos National Laboratory has completed its initial 'shakedown' phase doing accelerated petascale computer modeling and simulations of a variety of unclassified, fundamental science projects.
Adding potent research firepower and fresh physical perspectives to combat cancer, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has funded the new Center on the Microenvironment and Metastasis, which will be headquartered at Cornell University.
Princeton University physical scientists will partner with researchers at four other institutions to explore the driving forces behind the evolution of cancer under a five-year, $15.2 million award from the National Cancer Institute.
What do spore-launching mushrooms have in common with highly water-repellant surfaces? According to Duke University engineers, the answer is 'jumping' water droplets. As it turns out, the same phenomenon that occurs when it's time for certain mushrooms to eject spores also occurs when dew droplets skitter across a surface that is highly water repellant, or superhydrophobic.
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBioTechnology have been awarded a $14.8 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to launch a research center aimed at unraveling the physical underpinnings that drive the growth and spread of cancer.
Helped by more than EUR 7 million of Sixth Framework Programme (FP6) and Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) funding, the EUROPRACTICE IC3 and EUROPRACTICE IC4 projects have produced state-of-the-art micromechanical and microelectronic technologies that are being used in universities and industry worldwide to create microchip applications for uses ranging from space technology to medical diagnostics.
Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden have developed a new measurement technology that makes use of optical resonances in nanoparticles. The method, which opens new possibilities in the field of catalytics.