News tagged with charges

Small size enhances charge transfer in quantum dots

( —Quantum dots—tiny semiconductor crystals with diameters measured in billionths of a meter—have enormous potential for applications that make use of their ability to absorb or emit light and/or electric charges. ...

dateDec 18, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Electric fields can push droplets from surfaces

Researchers at MIT have followed up on their discovery that droplets of water acquire an electric charge when jumping from certain condenser surfaces by finding a way to make use of that effect: They found that by applying ...

dateDec 20, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Toward tinier transistors

( —The foundation of many, many modern electronic devices – including computers, smart phones, and televisions – is the silicon transistor. However, the shrinking of consumer electronics is driving researchers ...

dateJul 03, 2013 in Nanophysics
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