Can capacitors in electrical circuits provide large-scale energy storage?
Graphene pushes the speed limit of light-to-electricity conversion
The efficient conversion of light into electricity plays a crucial role in many technologies, ranging from cameras to solar cells. It also forms an essential step in data communication applications, since ...
Physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents
Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a nanocomponent is connected ...
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Move over, silicon, there's a new circuit in town
(Phys.org) —When it comes to electronics, silicon will now have to share the spotlight. In a paper recently published in Nature Communications, researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering descri ...
Circuits on demand: Engineer prints electrical components on paper
(Phys.org) —One of humankind's biggest technological steps was the ability to print words on paper. Now, thanks to College of Engineering assistant professor Anming Hu, it's technology itself that is being printed.
New technology could improve night vision, thermal imaging
Engineers at the University of Texas at Dallas have created semiconductor technology that could make night vision and thermal imaging affordable for everyday use.
Breakthrough in molecular electronics paves the way for DNA-based computer circuits in the future
In a paper published today in Nature Nanotechnology, an international group of scientists announced the most significant breakthrough in a decade toward developing DNA-based electrical circuits.
Bioengineers invent 'light tube array,' 'bioscilloscope' to test, debug genetic circuits
(Phys.org) —In a significant advance for the growing field of synthetic biology, Rice University bioengineers have created a toolkit of genes and hardware that uses colored lights and engineered bacteria ...
World's first successful use of an electric circuit to compensate for distortions in electric signals due to heat
As circuits become smaller and more densely populated with circuit elements, electrical characteristics of the components become more prone to the influence of the heat generated. "The interaction between ...
Two stopped light pulses interact with each other
Caltech engineers build electronic chips that repair themselves
Imagine that the chips in your smart phone or computer could repair and defend themselves on the fly, recovering in microseconds from problems ranging from less-than-ideal battery power to total transistor ...
Printed CNT transistor circuits may lead to cheaper OLED displays
Using analog computation circuits, engineers design cells that can compute logarithms, divide and take square roots
MIT engineers have transformed bacterial cells into living calculators that can compute logarithms, divide, and take square roots, using three or fewer genetic parts. Inspired by how analog electronic circuits ...