Researchers develop technique to keep cool high-power semiconductor devices used in wireless applications, electric cars
A group of researchers at the University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering have developed a technique to keep cool a semiconductor material used in everything from traffic lights to electric cars.
Sulfur in every pore: Improved batteries with carbon nanoparticles
From smartphones to e-bikes, the number of mobile electronic devices is steadily growing around the world. As a result, there is an increased need for batteries that are small and light, yet powerful. As the ...
Faster computational methods could simulate the power and signal integrity of next-generation electronic systems
The overall performance of modern computers and communications networks is dependent on the speed of electronic components, such as transistors and optical switches, as well as the quality of the wire network ...
More energy efficient transistors through quantum tunneling
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Notre Dame and Pennsylvania State University have announced breakthroughs in the development of tunneling field effect transistors (TFETs), a semiconductor ...
Africans consumers targeted as key by electronics firms
From solar-powered lights to televisions that can withstand power blackouts, electronics mega-firms are wooing African consumers with products that target local, often challenging, environments.
Hall effect magnetic field sensors for high temperatures and harmful radiation environments
Toyohashi Tech researchers have fabricated Hall effect magnetic field sensors operable at least 400 C and in extreme radiation conditions using gallium nitride-based heterostructures a with two-dimensional ...
How the alphabet of data processing is growing: Research team generates flying 'qubits'
The alphabet of data processing could include more elements than the "0" and "1" in future. An international research team has achieved a new kind of bit with single electrons, called quantum bits, or qubits. ...
Solar storms join floods, terrorism as risks to UK
(AP) -- Britain has added volcanoes and solar storms to floods, flu and terrorism on a list of threats to national security.
Artificially structured metamaterials may boost wireless power transfer
Scientists calculate that a "perfect lens," a slab of artificial material engineered to focus electromagnetic fields in ways that natural materials can't, may increase the efficiency of some wireless power transfer systems.
Transistors promise more powerful logic, more logical power
Broadly speaking, the two major areas of research at MITs Microsystems Technology Laboratory (MTL) are electronics transistors in particular and microelectromechanical systems, or MEMS ...
Rational design can improve hydrogen fuel cell efficiency
New method to examine batteries -- MRI from the inside
There is an ever-increasing need for advanced batteries for portable electronics, such as phones, cameras, and music players, but also to power electric vehicles and to facilitate the distribution and storage of energy derived ...
Power profiles help electronics go green
(PhysOrg.com) -- New and better ways of measuring high-tech energy consumption could lead to significant environmental and economic gains, a study from The Australian National University has found.
All set and ready to glow
A new technique that paves the way for manufacturing affordable LED light bulbs is to be exploited in the UK, in a deal that researchers say could have a dramatic impact on carbon emissions.