A faster path to optical circuits
Just as electronic circuits work with electrical charges, optical circuits process pulses of light, which gives them a distinct advantage in terms of speed. Optical technologies are therefore the object of intense research, ...
Charging portable electronics in 10 minutes
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a three-dimensional, silicon-decorated, cone-shaped carbon-nanotube cluster architecture for lithium ion ...
Silicon alternatives key to future computers, consumer electronics
(Phys.org) —Researchers are reporting key milestones in developing new semiconductors to potentially replace silicon in future computer chips and for applications in flexible electronics.
2D transistors promise a faster electronics future
Faster electronic device architectures are in the offing with the unveiling of the world's first fully two-dimensional field-effect transistor (FET) by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ...
Electrical cables that store energy? New nanotech may provide power storage in electric cables, clothes
Imagine being able to carry all the juice you needed to power your MP3 player, smartphone and electric car in the fabric of your jacket?
Researchers find a way to integrate two two-dimensional materials into a single electronic device
New graphene-type material created
(Phys.org) —Scientists at the University of Liverpool have created a new material, related to graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices.
Transistors that wrap around tissues: New implanted devices may reshape medicine
(Phys.org) —Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas and the University of Tokyo have created electronic devices that become soft when implanted inside the body and can deploy to grip 3-D objects, ...
Electromagnetic noise leaves birds lost in migration, study reports
Radio waves disrupt the magnetic "compass" in robins, according to a study published on Wednesday that is likely to fuel debate about the safety of electronic devices.
Research in phonon scattering sheds more light on graphene as a replacement for silicon
(Phys.org) —Graphene, a one-atom-thick form of the carbon material graphite, has been hailed as a wonder material—strong, light, nearly transparent, and an excellent conductor of electricity and heat. ...
Nanoengineers develop basis for electronics that stretch at the molecular level
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?
Edgy look at 2-D molybdenum disulfide
(Phys.org) —The drive to develop ultrasmall and ultrafast electronic devices using a single atomic layer of semiconductors, such as transition metal dichalcogenides, has received a significant boost. Researchers ...
Beyond graphene: Controlling properties of 2D materials
(Phys.org) —Researchers at The University of Manchester have shown how they can control the properties of stacks of two-dimensional materials, opening up opportunities for new, previously-unimagined electronic ...
Heat-conducting polymer cools hot electronic devices at 200 degrees Celsius
Polymer materials are usually thermal insulators. But by harnessing an electropolymerization process to produce aligned arrays of polymer nanofibers, researchers have developed a thermal interface material ...