Water-soluble silicon leads to dissolvable electronics
Organic semiconductor transistor made of a single nanoparticle achieves highest mobility yet
Researchers make flexible, transparent e-paper from silicon
Defects in 2D semiconductors could lead to multi-colored light-emitting devices
Towards a global quantum network: Photoelectron trapping in double quantum dots
Quantum-dot spectrometer is small enough to function within a smartphone
Instruments that measure the properties of light, known as spectrometers, are widely used in physical, chemical, and biological research. These devices are usually too large to be portable, but MIT scientists ...
Researchers stretch a thin crystal to get better solar cells
Nature loves crystals. Salt, snowflakes and quartz are three examples of crystals - materials characterized by the lattice-like arrangement of their atoms and molecules.
Breakthrough graphene production could trigger revolution in artificial skin development
A pioneering new technique to produce high-quality, low cost graphene could pave the way for the development of the first truly flexible 'electronic skin', that could be used in robots.
Researchers develop technique for integrating 'III-V' materials onto silicon wafers
A team of IBM researchers in Zurich, Switzerland with support from colleagues in Yorktown Heights, New York has developed a relatively simple, robust and versatile process for growing crystals made from compound ...
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.
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.
Rediscovering spontaneous light emission
Berkeley Lab researchers have developed a nano-sized optical antenna that can greatly enhance the spontaneous emission of light from atoms, molecules and semiconductor quantum dots. This advance opens the ...
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 ...
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 ...