Method that boosts contrast of high-resolution optical images has potential to enable lithography at the nanoscale
When looking to produce the tiny semiconductor components used in electronic devices, photolithography is the process of choice. It not only provides high-resolution images, but also allows high-throughput ...
Data storage: Electrically enhanced recall
Random-access memory (RAM) is a fast electronic device used in computers to temporarily store data. Traditional RAM is based on the flow of electrical current for data processing. To make RAM faster, more ...
Modern-day cleanroom invented by Sandia physicist still used 50 years later
(Phys.org)—When Willis Whitfield invented the modern-day cleanroom 50 years ago, researchers and industrialists didn't believe it at first. But within a few short years, $50 billion worth of laminar-flow ...
Bursting through the silicon barrier: Developing carbon-based nanoelectronics with graphene
(Phys.org)—On the road towards creating smaller and smaller electronic devices, silicon blocks the way by limiting the smallness of the electronic components that can be constructed with it. A promising ...
Electronics of nature's nano machines
(Phys.org)—A team from the Cardiff University's Schools of Biosciences and Physics and Astronomy have made a breakthrough in our understanding of proteins - the workhorse molecules of the cell and nature's ...
Engineers pave the way towards 3D printing of personal electronics
Scientists are developing new materials which could one day allow people to print out custom-designed personal electronics such as games controllers which perfectly fit their hand shape.
Taiwan's Hon Hai buys new factory site in Brazil
Taiwanese technology giant Hon Hai said Friday it has acquired a piece of land in Brazil for $12.6 million as part of its plans to expand its operation in the South American country.
Well-ordered nanorods could improve LED displays
Scientists have utilized the imaging capabilities of the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) to help develop enhanced light-emitting diode displays using bottom-up engineering methods.
Semiconductors with electric and magnetic properties
European scientists developed solid-state semiconductor components with magnetic properties, a prerequisite for a new generation of electronic devices exploiting both the charge and the spin of electrons.
Silicon nanowires under extreme tensile strain may lead to more efficient transistors
Stretching a layer of silicon can build up internal mechanical strain which can considerably improve its electronic properties. With strained silicon, one can, for example, build faster and less power-consuming ...
Researchers build most complex synthetic biology circuit yet
Using genes as interchangeable parts, synthetic biologists design cellular circuits that can perform new functions, such as sensing environmental conditions. However, the complexity that can be achieved in ...
Ferroelectric memristors may lead to brain-like computers
Towards replacing silicon with graphene
Norwegian researchers are the world's first to develop a method for producing semiconductors from graphene. This finding may revolutionize the technology industry.
'Transient electronics': Biocompatible electronic devices dissolve in body, environment (w/ Video)
Tiny, fully biocompatible electronic devices that are able to dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after functioning for a precise amount of time have been created by a research team led by biomedical ...