News tagged with nanowires

New solar-cell design based on dots and wires

Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Tiny lasers light up future electronics

(Phys.org) —Faster, smaller electronics are one step closer with researchers from The Australian National University successfully making the first room temperature lasers from gallium arsenide nanowires.

dateNov 18, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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A new light source for quantum computers

Researchers have discovered a new way of emitting photons one at a time. They have constructed semiconductor nanowires with "quantum dots" of unprecedented quality - a discovery with implications for the ...

dateFeb 20, 2013 in Quantum Physics
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Most powerful microscope in the UK unveiled

The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK was today revealed at the University of Cambridge. The new electron microscope, which will enable scientists to view individual atoms in any material, ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Tiny wires a step towards photonic chip

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian researchers have engineered one of the world’s smallest ever nanowires for the next generation of telecommunication technology, bringing them one step closer to the holy grail of optics – ...

dateSep 19, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Single quantum dot nanowire photodetectors

Moving a step closer toward quantum computing, a research team in the Netherlands recently fabricated a photodetector based on a single nanowire, in which the active element is a single quantum dot with a ...

dateDec 14, 2010 in Nanophysics
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