Will 2-D tin be the next super material?
A single layer of tin atoms could be the world's first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists ...
Amazon fungi found that eat polyurethane, even without oxygen
45-year physics mystery shows a path to quantum transistors
An odd, iridescent material that's puzzled physicists for decades turns out to be an exotic state of matter that could open a new path to quantum computers and other next-generation electronics.
Advance could change modern electronics: High-performance 'metal-insulator-metal' diode created
Researchers at Oregon State University have solved a quest in fundamental material science that has eluded scientists since the 1960s, and could form the basis of a new approach to electronics.
Research team creates photoelectrowetting circuit
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.
High school student develops supercapacitor, wins Young Scientist Award
New form of quantum matter: Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered
The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through which electrons race at many times the speed at which they move through silicon - promises exciting new things ...
Silicon oxide circuits break barrier: Nanocrystal conductors could lead to massive, robust 3-D storage
Rice University scientists have created the first two-terminal memory chips that use only silicon, one of the most common substances on the planet, in a way that should be easily adaptable to nanoelectronic ...
Plastic products could easily become electronic with first moldable all-carbon circuits
Scientists Strive to Replace Silicon with Graphene on Nanocircuitry
(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors. They ...
Oil-based color pixels could let you watch videos on e-paper
New 'topological insulator' could lead to superfast computers
University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast ...
Man-made material shows surprisingly magnetic personality
(Phys.org) —Scientists from SLAC and Stanford have used finely tuned X-rays at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) to pin down the source of a mysterious magnetism that appears when two ...