Breakthrough in photonics could allow for faster and faster electronics
(Phys.org) —A pair of breakthroughs in the field of silicon photonics by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Micron Technology Inc. could allow ...
Study compares fundamental techniques for doping graphene sheets
(PhysOrg.com) -- Nanotechnology researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have conducted the first direct comparison of two fundamental techniques that could be used for chemically doping sheets of ...
New technique makes it easier to etch semiconductors
Creating semiconductor structures for high-end optoelectronic devices just got easier, thanks to University of Illinois researchers.
Layer upon layer: Method holds promise for making two- or three-tier graphene films
Graphene, a form of pure carbon arranged in a lattice just one atom thick, has interested countless researchers with its unique strength and its electrical and thermal conductivity. But one key property it ...
New path to flex and stretch electronics: Researchers develop solution-based fabrication technique
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imprinting electronic circuitry on backplanes that are both flexible and stretchable promises to revolutionize a number of industries and make "smart devices" nearly ubiquitous. Among the ...
Researching graphene nanoelectronics for a post-silicon world
Copper's days are numbered, and a new study at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could hasten the downfall of the ubiquitous metal in smart phones, tablet computers, and nearly all electronics. This is good ...
How to make e-beam lithography more practical as a mass-production technique
For 50 years, the transistors on computer chips have been getting smaller, and for 50 years, manufacturers have used the same technique -- photolithography to make their chips. But the very wavelength ...
Team reports scalable fabrication of self-aligned graphene transistors, circuits
(PhysOrg.com) -- Graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of graphitic carbon, has the potential to make consumer electronic devices faster and smaller. But its unique properties, and the shrinking scale of electronics, ...
Research could bring new devices that control heat flow
(Phys.org) —Researchers are proposing a new technology that might control the flow of heat the way electronic devices control electrical current, an advance that could have applications in a diverse range ...
Making electric energy efficient at bargain prices
(Phys.org) —So long, kilowatt-hours lost. Hello, energy found.
Group develops carbon nanotube based flexible display using flexographic printing technology
Pairing up single atoms in silicon for quantum computing
(Phys.org) —Australian engineers detect in real-time the quantum spin properties of a pair of atoms inside a silicon chip, and disclose new method to perform quantum logic operations between two atoms.
A new laser paradigm: An electrically injected polariton laser
Engineering researchers at the University of Michigan have demonstrated a paradigm-shifting "polariton" laser that's fueled not by light, but by electricity.
Scientists have discovered way to create high-quality graphene capacitor, which could deliver high-frequency electronics
(Phys.org)—Writing in PNAS, University of Manchester graphene researchers found that sandwiching a layer of the wonder material between boron nitride could produce highly-accurate capacitors.