Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable all-carbon circuits
Inkjet-printed graphene electrodes may lead to low-cost, large-area, possibly foldable devices
Electronics like it cold, and 30 K cryocooler delivers
Smallest logic circuit fabricated with single-electron transistors
Super-thin membranes clear the way for chip-sized pumps
The ability to shrink laboratory-scale processes to automated chip-sized systems would revolutionize biotechnology and medicine. For example, inexpensive and highly portable devices that process blood samples ...
Researchers publish theory, formula to improve 'plastic' semiconductors
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend. Flexible electronics could spawn new products: clothing wired to cool or heat, ...
Engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) —Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or a smartphone screen that doubles in size, stretching like rubber. Now imagine all of these ...
Gel-based audio speaker demonstrates capabilities of ionic conductors, long thought limited in application (w/ Video)
In a materials science laboratory at Harvard University, a transparent disk connected to a laptop fills the room with music—it's the "Morning" prelude from Peer Gynt, played on an ionic speaker.
Researchers discover a tiny twist in bilayer graphene that may solve a mystery
Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a unique new twist to the story of graphene, sheets of pure carbon just one atom ...
New physics in a copper-iridium compound
(Phys.org) —An unexpected magnetic behavior within Sr3CuIrO6, a transition-metal compound (TMC) that combines the transition metal copper with the transition metal iridium has been revealed by research ...
Silicon oxide memories transcend a hurdle
A Rice University laboratory pioneering memory devices that use cheap, plentiful silicon oxide to store data has pushed them a step further with chips that show the technology's practicality.
Harnessing the potential of quantum tunneling: Transistors without semiconductors
(Phys.org) —For decades, electronic devices have been getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller. It's now possible—even routine—to place millions of transistors on a single silicon chip.
Physicists develop flexible multicell Zn-MnO2 battery for printed electronics
Nano-thermometer enables first atomic-scale heat transfer measurements
In findings that could help overcome a major technological hurdle in the road toward smaller and more powerful electronics, an international research team involving University of Michigan engineering researchers, ...