New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, computing
Signal amplification is ubiquitous to all electronic and optoelectronic systems for communications, imaging and computing - its characteristics directly impact device performance.
Water-soluble silicon leads to dissolvable electronics
Zinc oxide materials tapped for tiny energy harvesting devices
Today, we're surrounded by a variety of electronic devices that are moving increasingly closer to us - we can attach and wear them, or even implant electronics inside our bodies.
Photonic crystal nanolaser biosensor simplifies DNA detection
A simple method to sense DNA, as well as potential biomarker proteins of cancer or other diseases such as Alzheimer's, may soon be within reach - thanks to the work of a team of Yokohama National University ...
Metamaterial prism creates a reverse rainbow
Thermal memory thrives at extremely high temperatures
Acoustic levitation made simple
A team of researchers at the University of São Paulo in Brazil has developed a new levitation device that can hover a tiny object with more control than any instrument that has come before.
A qubit candidate shines brighter
In the race to design the world's first universal quantum computer, a special kind of diamond defect called a nitrogen vacancy (NV) center is playing a big role. NV centers consist of a nitrogen atom and ...
Crafting ultrathin color coatings: Physicists produce vivid optical effects—on paper
In a sub-basement deep below the Laboratory for Integrated Science and Engineering at Harvard University, Mikhail Kats gets dressed. Mesh shoe covers, a face mask, a hair net, a pale gray jumpsuit, knee-high ...
New technique offers spray-on solar power
Pretty soon, powering your tablet could be as simple as wrapping it in cling wrap.
Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide large-scale energy storage?
New terahertz device could strengthen security
We are all familiar with the hassles that accompany air travel. We shuffle through long lines, remove our shoes, and carry liquids in regulation-sized tubes. And even after all the effort, we still wonder if these procedures ...
Field-emission plug-and-play solution for microwave electron guns
(Phys.org) —On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National ...
Researchers develop new acoustic sensor for chemical and biological detection
Testing for ovarian cancer or the presence of a particular chemical could be almost as simple as distinguishing an F sharp from a B flat, thanks to a new microscopic acoustic device that has been dramatically ...