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.
Researchers fabricate first large-area, full-color quantum dot display
Quantum dot LED approaches theoretical maximum efficiency
0-D: Zero-dimensional quantum dots identified by researchers
(Phys.org) —In physics, there's small, and then there's nullity – as in zero-dimensional.
Researchers model world's first carbon-based 'spaser'
(Phys.org) —A new version of "spaser" technology being investigated could mean that mobile phones become so small, efficient, and flexible they could be printed on clothing.
Rice-sized laser, powered one electron at a time, bodes well for quantum computing
Princeton University researchers have built a rice grain-sized laser powered by single electrons tunneling through artificial atoms known as quantum dots. The tiny microwave laser, or "maser," is a demonstration ...
Quantum-dot LED screens may soon rival OLEDs and LCDs
Cheap hybrid outperforms rare metal as fuel-cell catalyst
(Phys.org) —Graphene quantum dots created at Rice University grab onto graphene platelets like barnacles attach themselves to the hull of a boat. But these dots enhance the properties of the mothership, ...
Vertical cavity quantum switch could lead us away from electronics-based computing
New breed of solar cells: Quantum-dot photovoltaics set new record for efficiency in such devices
Solar-cell technology has advanced rapidly, as hundreds of groups around the world pursue more than two dozen approaches using different materials, technologies, and approaches to improve efficiency and reduce ...
Physicists build quantum refrigerator based on four quantum dots
Here come the quantum dot TVs and wallpaper
Study predicts nanoscience will greatly increase efficiency of next-generation solar cells
Researchers crack full-spectrum solar challenge
In a paper published in Nature Photonics, U of T Engineering researchers report a new solar cell that may pave the way to inexpensive coatings that efficiently convert the sun's rays to electricity.