Penn physicists honored for work that could take heat out of computing
The concentrated heat radiating from your laptop. The sudden roar of the cooling fan from inside your desktop computer.
Improving organic transistors that drive flexible and conformable electronics
A revolution is coming in flexible electronic technologies as cheaper, more flexible, organic transistors come on the scene to replace expensive, rigid, silicon-based semiconductors, but not enough is known ...
Defects in atomically thin semiconductor emit single photons
Researchers at the University of Rochester have shown that defects on an atomically thin semiconductor can produce light-emitting quantum dots. The quantum dots serve as a source of single photons and could be useful for ...
Cellular sensing platform supports next-generation bioscience and biotech applications
Researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a novel cellular sensing platform that promises to expand the use of semiconductor technology in the development of next-generation bioscience ...
Harnessing sunlight with semiconductor microspheres containing metal nanoparticles
A*STAR researchers have performed theoretical calculations to explain why semiconductor microspheres embedded with metal nanoparticles are so good at using sunlight to catalyze reactions.
New method to engineer surfaces along multiple directions in a nanowire
Nanoscale one-dimensional nanostructures (i.e. nanowires) offer vast opportunities in photovoltaics and photonics due to their exceptional optical and electrical properties, which are entirely tunable by ...
Organic semiconductors will create cheaper, greener devices
Research into organic semiconductors could lead to more efficient LED TVs and flexible solar cells that are cheaper to make and take less energy to produce according to researchers at the University of Bath.
More deals ahead? China fund buys Silicon Valley chip maker
China's aggressive new policy to expand its semiconductor industry is worrying U.S. chipmakers, many of which are based in Silicon Valley, and raising potential national security concerns as it begins to acquire U.S. tech ...
Researchers observe new charge transport phenomenon
Researchers of Aalto University in Finland and the German University of Marburg have collaborated in the study of the movement of charges over interfaces of semiconductor materials. The group noticed a new ...
Research reduces microprocessor serial link power consumption, improves data center energy efficiency
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers are working to reduce the serial link power consumption, thereby helping data centers and mobile platform operate more energy efficiently.
Yet more opportunities for organic semiconductors
From 'Radio frequency identification' (RFID) tags to OLED displays and photovoltaic cells, organic semiconductors' high potential is widely recognised. A Marie Curie project has set out to bring potential innovation to the ...
Scientists build a nanolaser using a single atomic sheet
University of Washington scientists have built a new nanometer-sized laser—using the thinnest semiconductor available today—that is energy efficient, easy to build and compatible with existing electronics.
Fullerene chemistry with silicon
Goethe University chemists have managed to synthesise a compound featuring an Si20 dodecahedron. The Platonic solid, which was published in the Angewandte Chemie journal, is not just aesthetically pleasi ...
Hybrid nanowires eyed for computers, flexible displays
A new process for coating copper nanowires with graphene - an ultrathin layer of carbon – lowers resistance and heating, suggesting potential applications in computer chips and flexible displays.