Why nuclear power will never supply the world's energy needs
Researchers speed up transistors by embedding tunneling field-effect transistor
Researchers build world's most powerful terahertz laser chip
(Phys.org) —University of Leeds researchers have taken the lead in the race to build the world's most powerful terahertz laser chip.
Near-threshold computing could enable up to 100x reduction in power consumption
Paper supercapacitor could power future paper electronics
"Valleytronics" – a new type of electronics in diamond
(Phys.org) —An alternative and novel concept in electronics is to utilize the wave quantum number of the electron in a crystalline material to encode information. In a new article in Nature Materials, Isberg et.al. propose ...
Discovery of a 'dark state' could increase maximum theoretical efficiency of solar cells from 31 to 44 percent
The efficiency of conventional solar cells could be significantly increased, according to new research on the mechanisms of solar energy conversion led by chemist Xiaoyang Zhu at The University of Texas at Austin.
Coil in wall could wirelessly power multiple electronic devices
RCA's Airenergy charger converts WiFi energy to electricity
Researcher Uses Graphene Quilts to Keep Things Cool
(PhysOrg.com) -- University of California, Riverside Professor of Electrical Engineering and Chair of Materials Science and Engineering Alexander Balandin is leading several projects to explore ways to use ...
Toward more efficient wireless power delivery
In 2007, MIT researchers announced that they had discovered a novel way of transmitting electricity without the use of wires. Now, the researchers have demonstrated that the system?s efficiency at transmitting ...
Solar power goes viral: Modified virus improves solar-cell efficiency by one-third
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at MIT have found a way to make significant improvements to the power-conversion efficiency of solar cells by enlisting the services of tiny viruses to perform detailed assembly ...
New superconductor research may solve key problem in physics
Binghamton University physicist Michael Lawler and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could lead to advances in superconductors. Their findings will be published this week in the prestigious British journal Nature.