Water-soluble silicon leads to dissolvable electronics
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 method to generate arbitrary optical pulses
Scientists from the University of Southampton have developed a new technique to generate more powerful, more energy efficient and low-cost pulsed lasers.
Solving an organic semiconductor mystery
Organic semiconductors are prized for light emitting diodes (LEDs), field effect transistors (FETs) and photovoltaic cells. As they can be printed from solution, they provide a highly scalable, cost-effective ...
New signal amplification process set to transform communications, imaging, computing
Signal amplification is ubiquitous to all electronic and optoelectronic systems for communications, imaging and computing - its characteristics directly impact device performance.
3-D 'pop-up' silicon structures: Transforming planar materials into 3-D microarchitectures
In the cover feature article of the journal, Science, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign describe a unique process for geometrically transforming two dimensional (2D) micro/nanostructures into e ...
Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Towards a global quantum network: Photoelectron trapping in double quantum dots
Hybrid nanostructure with extreme light absorption looks promising for photovoltaics
Organic semiconductor transistor made of a single nanoparticle achieves highest mobility yet
Defects in 2D semiconductors could lead to multi-colored light-emitting devices
SolaRoad: World's first solar cycle path to open in the Netherlands
Imtech, in conjunction with the Province of Noord-Holland, Ooms Civiel, has developed the world's first solar road located in Krommwnie, Holland. The solar cycle path will be connected to the national grid ...
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.
Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling
(Phys.org) —A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.