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Chemists uncover a mechanism behind doping organic semiconductors (2019-09-16)
Engineering material magic
University of Utah engineers have discovered a new kind of 2-D semiconducting material for electronics that opens the door for much speedier computers and smartphones that also consume a lot less power. (2016-02-15)
Template to create superatoms, created by VCU researchers, could make for better batteries
Virginia Commonwealth University researchers have discovered a novel strategy for creating superatoms -- combinations of atoms that can mimic the properties of more than one group of elements of the periodic table. (2018-06-21)
Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells
In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors. (2018-01-17)
Searching beyond graphene for new wonder materials
Graphene, the two-dimensional, ultra lightweight and super-strong carbon film, has been hailed as a wonder material since its discovery in 2004. (2017-05-31)
Simulation and experiment help TU Dresden researchers study next-generation semiconductors
Researchers at TU Dresden are refining methods for studying next-generation organic semiconductors by using a combination of experiments and supercomputing resources at the Leibniz Supercomputing Centre. (2018-03-08)
Breakthrough could launch organic electronics beyond cell phone screens
A discovery by an international team of researchers from Princeton University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Humboldt University in Berlin points the way to more widespread use of an advanced technology generally known as organic electronics. (2017-11-17)
Nanostructure boosts stability of organic thin-film transistors
A nanostructured gate dielectric may have addressed the most significant obstacle to expanding the use of organic semiconductors for thin-film transistors. (2018-01-12)
Solar cell design with over 50 percent energy-conversion efficiency
Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. (2017-04-23)
Flexible TVs and high performance wearable smart tech one step closer
Flexible televisions, tablets and phones as well as 'truly wearable' smart tech are a step closer thanks to a nanoscale transistor created by researchers at The University of Manchester and Shandong University in China. (2018-04-18)
Kesterite solar cells: Germanium promises better opto-electronic properties than tin
Specific changes in the composition of kesterite-type semiconductors make it possible to improve their suitability as absorber layers in solar cells. (2018-03-29)
Mass production of new class of semiconductors closer to reality
Two Waterloo chemists have made it easier for manufacturers to produce a new class of faster and cheaper semiconductors. (2018-02-09)
A curious quirk brings organic diode lasers one step closer
Since their invention in 1962, semiconductor diode lasers have revolutionized communications and made possible information storage and retrieval in CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray devices. (2017-11-20)
Artificial 'skin' gives robotic hand a sense of touch
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. (2017-09-13)
Russian scientists found excitons in nickel oxide for the first time
'We first found excitons with charge transfer at the boundary of fundamental adsorption in nickel oxide and at the impurity adsorption edge in magnesium oxide. (2018-01-12)
The next generation of power electronics? Gallium nitride doped with beryllium
Physicists at Aalto University have made a breakthrough in revising methods largely discarded 15 years ago. (2017-11-09)
Dawn of organic single crystal electronics
Researchers at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences (Japan) have developed a method for high performance doping of organic single crystal. (2017-04-28)
Spin current detection in quantum materials unlocks potential for alternative electronics
A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics. (2017-10-13)
Keep the light off: A material with improved mechanical performance in the dark
Nagoya University researchers found that zinc sulfide crystals were brittle under normal lighting conditions at room temperature, but highly plastic when deformed in complete darkness. (2018-05-17)
Energy conversion: Optical 'overtones' for solar cells
NIM scientists from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have found a new effect regarding the optical excitation of charge carriers in a solar semiconductor. (2018-04-19)
Cheaper, less toxic and recyclable light absorbers for hydrogen production
Achieving artificial photosynthesis in solution remains limited by the use of costly and toxic metal-based compounds to harvest light. (2018-04-10)
Atomically thin light-emitting device opens the possibility for 'invisible' displays
UC Berkeley engineers have built a bright-light emitting device that is millimeters wide and fully transparent when turned off. (2018-03-26)
Lobachevsky University researchers obtain magnetic semiconductor layers of a new type
Researchers at the laboratory of spin and optical electronics of the Lobachevsky University (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia) have obtained a new type of magnetic semiconductor layers, which demonstrate spin-dependent phenomena in the transport of charge carriers at room temperature. (2018-01-22)
New oxide and semiconductor combination builds new device potential
Researchers at Yale University have now grown a 2DEG system on gallium arsenide, a semiconductor that's efficient in absorbing and emitting light. (2018-01-10)
Newly-discovered semiconductor dynamics may help improve energy efficiency
Researchers examining the flow of electricity through semiconductors have uncovered another reason these materials seem to lose their ability to carry a charge as they become more densely 'doped.' (2017-09-05)
Organic semiconductors: One transistor for all purposes
In mobiles, fridges, planes - transistors are everywhere. But they often operate only within a restricted current range. (2019-03-21)
UNIST engineers oxide semiconductor just single atom thick
A new study, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, has introduced a new technique that efficiently isolates circulating tumor cells from whole blood at a liquid-liquid interface. (2017-02-08)
Researchers report advances in stretchable semiconductors, integrated electronics
Researchers from the University of Houston have reported significant advances in stretchable electronics, moving the field closer to commercialization. (2019-02-01)
Controlling the crystal structure of gallium oxide
Precise control of the atomic structure of gallium-oxide layers improves the development of high-power electronic devices. (2018-05-03)
'Indistinguishable photons' key to advancing quantum technologies
Indistinguishable photons are critical for quantum information processing, and researchers are tapping nitrogen impurity centers found within gallium arsenide to generate them -- making a significant contribution toward realizing a large number of indistinguishable single-photon sources. (2017-04-11)
Taking control at the junction
Fine tuning the composition of nitride alloys can further the development of optical and electronic interface devices. (2018-01-22)
Materials research team lights the way for more efficient LEDs
NRL researchers, working with an international team of physicists, show that cesium lead halide perovskites nanocrystals emit light much faster than conventional light emitting materials, enabling more efficient lasers and LEDs. (2018-01-31)
Molecular switch for controlling color and fluorescence
Researchers in Japan have developed a molecular switching technique to control the visible color and fluorescent properties of a compound by using hydrogen and oxygen gas. (2016-07-14)
Semiconductor-free microelectronics are now possible, thanks to metamaterials
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have fabricated the first semiconductor-free, optically-controlled microelectronic device. (2016-11-08)
Solid-state physics offers insights into dielectric properties of biomaterials
In this paper, researchers characterize the behavior of proteins, considered as classical amorphous semiconductors, with the help of the formalism of condensed matter physics. (2018-01-09)
New way of producing intense radiation could offer less harmful alternative to x-rays
A new source of intense terahertz (THz) radiation, which could offer a less harmful alternative to x-rays and has strong potential for use in industry, is being developed by scientists at the University of Strathclyde and Capital Normal University in Beijing. (2018-04-27)
Scalable two-dimensional materials advance future-gen electronics
Since the discovery of the remarkable properties of graphene, scientists have increasingly focused research on the many other two-dimensional materials possible, both those found in nature and those concocted in the lab. (2018-02-14)
Viewing atomic structures of dopant atoms in 3-D relating to electrical activity in a semiconductor
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and their research team involving researchers of JASRI, Osaka University, Nagoya Institute of Technology, and Nara Institute of Science and Technology have just developed a novel approach to determine and visualize the three-dimensional (3-D) structure of individual dopant atoms using SPring-8. (2017-12-27)
Graphene 'copy machine' may produce cheap semiconductor wafers
A new technique developed by MIT engineers may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing semiconductor materials than conventional silicon. (2017-04-19)
Individual quantum dots imaged in 3-D for first time
Researchers have developed an imaging technique that uses a tiny, super sharp needle to nudge a single nanoparticle into different orientations and capture 2-D images to help reconstruct a 3-D picture. (2018-02-27)
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