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Engineers enable 'bulk' silicon to emit visible light for the first time

Time, Silicon
Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics Photonic computing where photons replace comparatively slow electrons in representing information could surpass those limitations but the components of such computers ... - Read More

Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance

Plastic, Plastic
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper greener paint on plastic electronics Share This ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy convention

Electrons, Electrons, Electrons
To engineers it's a tale as old as time Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper containing ... - Read More

'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies

Optical, Optical
New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More

High-performance, organic nanowire phototransistors opens the way for optoelectronic device miniaturization

Organic, organic, Organic
A research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology UNIST South Korea have developed high performance organic phototransistors OPTs based on single crystalline n channel organic nanowires The research was published recently in ... - Read More

Researchers develop AFM-IR for nanometer scale chemical identification

IR, Nanometer
For more than 20 years researchers have been using atomic force microscopy AFM to measure and characterize materials at the nanometer scale However AFM based measurements of chemistry and chemical properties of materials were generally ... - Read More

Long predicted atomic collapse state observed in graphene

Atomic
The first experimental observation of a quantum mechanical phenomenon that was predicted nearly 70 years ago holds important implications for the future of graphene based electronic devices Working with microscopic artificial atomic nuclei fabricated on ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Dopants dramatically alter electronic structure of superconductor

Structure, Structure
Over the last quarter century scientists have discovered a handful of materials that can be converted from magnetic insulators or metals into superconductors able to carry electrical current with no energy loss an enormously promising ... - Read More

Highly flexible organic semiconductors: Research paves way for thin-sheet plastic displays or wearable electronics

Organic semiconductors hold promise for making low cost flexible electronics conceivably video displays that bend like book pages or roll and unroll like posters or wearable circuitry sewn into uniforms or athletic wear Researchers have ... - Read More

Liquid metal makes silicon crystals at record low temperatures

American Chemical Society
A new way of making crystalline silicon developed by U M researchers could make this crucial ingredient of computers and solar cells much cheaper and greener Share This See Also Graphene Inorganic Chemistry Spintronics Electronics ... - Read More

Organic ferroelectric molecule shows promise for memory chips, sensors

Dielectric constant
At the heart of computing are tiny crystals that transmit and store digital information's ones and zeroes Today these are hard and brittle materials But cheap flexible nontoxic organic molecules may play a role in ... - Read More

Love triumphs over hate to make exotic new compound: Compound could be useful in batteries, semiconductors, memory devices

Inorganic Chemistry
Northwestern University graduate student Jonathan Barnes had a hunch for creating an exotic new chemical compound and his idea that the force of love is stronger than hate proved correct He and his colleagues are ... - Read More

New nanotech fiber: Robust handling, shocking performance

Nanotech
Rice University's latest nanotechnology breakthrough was more than 10 years in the making but it still came with a shock Scientists from Rice the Dutch firm Teijin Aramid the U S Air Force and Israel's ... - Read More
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