Cotton computing goes live at Cornell textiles lab
New technique makes it easier to etch semiconductors
Creating semiconductor structures for high-end optoelectronic devices just got easier, thanks to University of Illinois researchers.
Manufacturing method paves way for commercially viable quantum dot-based LEDs
University of Florida researchers may help resolve the public debate over America's future light source of choice: Edison's incandescent bulb or the more energy efficient compact fluorescent lamp. It could be neither.
Physicists observe 'campfire effect' in blinking nanorod semiconductors
When semiconductor nanorods are exposed to light, they blink in a seemingly random pattern. By clustering nanorods together, physicists at the University of Pennsylvania have shown that their combined "on" time is increased ...
Carbon nanotube enabled vertical organic light-emitting transistor paves way for next-gen consumer electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- The technology that makes your smart phone's display screen fast, bright and lightweight could be coming to your television or laptop, thanks to a new type of light emitting transistor created by University ...
Zeroing in on the elusive green LED
Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have developed a new method for manufacturing green-colored LEDs with greatly enhanced light output.
Researchers 'brighten' the future of OLED technology
Chlorine is an abundant and readily available halogen gas commonly associated with the sanitation of swimming pools and drinking water. Could a one-atom thick sheet of this element revolutionize the next generation of flat-panel ...
Researchers advance toward hybrid spintronic computer chips
Researchers here have created the first electronic circuit to merge traditional inorganic semiconductors with organic "spintronics" devices that utilize the spin of electrons to read, write and manipulate data.
Ceiling lights in Minn. send coded Internet data
(AP) -- Flickering ceiling lights are usually a nuisance, but in city offices in St. Cloud, they will actually be a pathway to the Internet.
Quantum-dot LED screens may soon rival OLEDs and LCDs
NREL Finds a Way to Give LEDs the Green Light
(PhysOrg.com) -- Light bulbs that last 100 years and fill rooms with brilliant ambiance may become a reality sooner rather than later, thanks to a National Renewable Energy Laboratory discovery.
Lighter, cheaper, LED light bulbs are starting to enter the marketplace
Just when you were finally warming up to the idea of swapping out your old light bulbs with compact fluorescent ones, you may soon find a new alternative at your local hardware store.