Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Multijunction solar cell could exceed 50% efficiency goal
New two-dimensional semiconductor has ideal band gap for solar harvesting
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
Using CNTs as infrared sensors
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 ...
New technology may lead to prolonged power in mobile devices
Researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas have created technology that could be the first step toward wearable computers with self-contained power sources or, more immediately, a smartphone that ...
Enabling bendable optoelectronics devices: Gallium nitride micro-rods grown on graphene substrates
"Bendy" light-emitting diode (LED) displays and solar cells crafted with inorganic compound semiconductor micro-rods are moving one step closer to reality, thanks to graphene and the work of a team of researchers ...
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.
Pairing old technologies with new for next generation electronic devices
UCL scientists have discovered a new method to efficiently generate and control currents based on the magnetic nature of electrons in semi-conducting materials, offering a radical way to develop a new generation of electronic ...
Nanoengineers develop basis for electronics that stretch at the molecular level
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego are asking what might be possible if semiconductor materials were flexible and stretchable without sacrificing electronic function?
Surface characteristics influence cellular growth on semiconductor material
(Phys.org) —Changing the texture and surface characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material.
Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient
(Phys.org) —Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors ...