Scientists craft atomically seamless, thinnest-possible semiconductor junctions
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.
Research helps overcome barrier for organic electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electronic devices can't work well unless all of the transistors, or switches, within them allow electrical current to flow easily when they are turned on. A team of engineers has determined ...
German, Canadian scientists to open quantum physics center
German and Canadian scientists on Monday announced plans to open an advanced research center on semiconductors, metals, magnetic materials and other aspects of quantum physics.
Cheaper materials could be key to low-cost solar cells
(PhysOrg.com) -- Unconventional solar cell materials that are as abundant but much less costly than silicon and other semiconductors in use today could substantially reduce the cost of solar photovoltaics, ...
Single-crystal films could advance solar cells (w/ Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Cornell researchers have developed a new method to create a patterned single-crystal thin film of semiconductor material that could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells and batteries.
Researchers create 'nanoflowers' for energy storage, solar cells
(Phys.org)—Researchers from North Carolina State University have created flower-like structures out of germanium sulfide (GeS) – a semiconductor material – that have extremely thin petals with an enormous ...
Measuring Electron Orbitals
(PhysOrg.com) -- For the first time, it has been possible to measure electron density in individual molecular states using what is known as the photoelectric effect. Now published in Science, this method repres ...
Metamaterials provide active control of 'slow light' devices
LANL researchers and collaborators have made the first demonstration of rapidly switching on and off "slow light" in specially designed metamaterials at room temperature. Metamaterials are assemblies of ...
Nanoparticles Increase Intensity of Quantum Dots' Glow
(PhysOrg.com) -- Demonstration of precision DNA-based nanoassembly method for making light-emitting particle clusters could lead to advances in solar cells, optoelectronics, and biosensors
A shot to the heart: Nanoneedle delivers quantum dots to cell nucleus
Getting an inside look at the center of a cell can be as easy as a needle prick, thanks to University of Illinois researchers who have developed a tiny needle to deliver a shot right to a cell's nucleus.
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
A new chapter of solar energy conversion and storage?
(Phys.org)—Using the power of the sun and ultrathin films of iron oxide (commonly known as rust), Technion-Israel Institute of Technology researchers have found a novel way to split water molecules into ...
Quantum dot commands light: A solid state ultrafast logic gate on a photon
(Phys.org) —If you could peek at the inner workings of a computer processor you would see billions of transistors switching back and forth between two states. In optical communications, information from ...
Layered '2-D nanocrystals' promising new semiconductor
(Phys.org) —Researchers are developing a new type of semiconductor technology for future computers and electronics based on "two-dimensional nanocrystals" layered in sheets less than a nanometer thick that ...