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Amplifier for terahertz lattice vibrations in a semiconductor crystal
In analogy to the amplification of light in a laser, vibrations of a semiconductor crystal, so called phonons, were enhanced by interaction with an electron current. (2019-04-03)
Ferromagnetic nanoparticle systems show promise for ultrahigh-speed spintronics
In the future, ultrahigh-speed spintronics will require ultrafast coherent magnetization reversal within a picosecond. (2019-03-28)
Searching for disappeared anti-matter: A successful start to measurements with Belle II
The Belle II detector got off to a successful start in Japan. (2019-03-25)
Semiconductor: A new contender for scalable quantum computing
Recent advances of quantum computing has attracted global attention for its prospective applications in business and industry. (2019-03-21)
A new strategy of fabricating p-n junction in single crystalline Si nanowires, twisting
Can single crystalline materials be used for low dimensional p-n junction design? (2019-03-20)
Ultra-low power chips help make small robots more capable
An ultra-low power hybrid chip inspired by the brain could help give palm-sized robots the ability to collaborate and learn from their experiences. (2019-03-06)
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do 'quantum dances' in unison
The Cambridge team found a way to exploit the interaction between the electron and the thousands of nuclei using lasers to 'cool' the nuclei to less than 1 milliKelvin. (2019-02-21)
New technology captures movement of quantum particles with unprecedented resolution
A new Tel Aviv University study explores the activity of quantum particles in 2D materials within an unprecedented small time frame and at an extraordinarily high spatial resolution. (2019-02-19)
A glimpse into the future
Ten years into the future. That's about how far UC Santa Barbara electrical and computer engineering professor John Bowers and his research team are reaching with the recent development of their mode-locked quantum dot lasers on silicon. (2019-02-13)
Penn engineers develop room temperature, two-dimensional platform for quantum technology
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science have now demonstrated a new hardware platform based on isolated electron spins in a two-dimensional material. (2019-02-11)
Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials' properties
New system of 'strain engineering' can change a material's optical, electrical, and thermal properties. (2019-02-11)
Questions in quantum computing: How to move electrons with light
To design future quantum technologies, scientists pinpoint how microwaves interact with matter. (2019-02-11)
First transport measurements reveal intriguing properties of germanene
Germanene is a 2D material that derives from germanium and is related to graphene. (2019-02-07)
UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid
By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists at the University of California, Riverside, have created the first 'electron liquid' at room temperature. (2019-02-04)
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)
Fluid dynamics simulation reveals the underlying physics of liquid jet cleaning
Semiconductor manufacturing involve cleaning processes, and it's become highly desirable to use physical cleaning techniques such as liquid jets or underwater ultrasound instead of toxic chemicals. (2019-01-29)
Researchers at TU Dresden decipher electrical conductivity in doped organic semiconductors
Researchers from the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at TU Dresden, in cooperation with Stanford University (USA) and the Institute for Molecular Science in Okazaki (Japan), have identified the key parameters that influence electrical conductivity in doped organic conductors. (2019-01-29)
Converting Wi-Fi signals to electricity with new 2D materials
Imagine a world where smartphones, laptops, wearables, and other electronics are powered without batteries. (2019-01-28)
Innovative technique could pave way for new generation of flexible electronic components
Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed an innovative technique that could help create the next generation of everyday flexible electronics. (2019-01-24)
5000 times faster than a computer
The absorption of light in semiconductor crystals without inversion symmetry can generate electric currents. (2019-01-14)
Breakthrough in organic electronics
Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. (2019-01-14)
Spintronics 'miracle material' put to the test
In a paper published today in Nature Communications, Vardeny, along with Jingying Wang, Dali Sun (now at North Carolina State University) and colleagues present two devices built using perovskite to demonstrate the material's potential in spintronic systems. (2019-01-10)
Researchers develop 128Mb STT-MRAM with world's fastest write speed for embedded memory
A research team, led by Professor Tetsuo Endoh at Tohoku University, has successfully developed 128Mb-density STT-MRAM (spin-transfer torque magnetoresistive random access memory) with a write speed of 14 ns for use in embedded memory applications, such as cache in IOT and AI. (2018-12-28)
Holey graphene as Holy Grail alternative to silicon chips
Novel spintronics applications could stem from introducing holes into graphene to form triangular antidot lattices, granting the material new magnetic properties. (2018-12-19)
Flexible thermoelectric generator module: A silver bullet to fix waste energy issues
Researchers developed an inexpensive large-scale flexible thermoelectric generator (FlexTEG) module with high mechanical reliability for highly efficient power generation. (2018-12-18)
Assessing the promise of gallium oxide as an ultrawide bandgap semiconductor
In microelectronic devices, the bandgap is a major factor determining the electrical conductivity of the underlying materials, and a more recent class of semiconductors with ultrawide bandgaps are capable of operating at much higher temperatures and powers than conventional small-bandgap silicon-based chips. (2018-12-18)
Toward brain-like computing: New memristor better mimics synapses
A new electronic device can developed at the University of Michigan can directly model the behaviors of a synapse, which is a connection between two neurons. (2018-12-17)
The feature size and functional range of molecular electronic devices
The tunneling leakage is a major quantum obstacle which hinders further miniaturization of electronic devices. (2018-12-14)
Operation mechanism of ferroelectric HfO2-based transistor and memory has been elucidated
Ferroelectric HfO2-based transistor and memory are expected to realize ultralow power electronics; however, their operation mechanism and scalability were not clarified yet.?Physical mechanism of low voltage operation of a transistor with ferroelectric-HfO2 gate insulator has been experimentally clarified. (2018-12-13)
Development of world's first vertical Ga2O3 transistor through ion implantation doping
Researchers at the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) and Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) demonstrate a vertical Ga2O3 metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET) that adopts an all-ion-implanted process for both n-type and p-type doping, paving the way for new generations of low-cost and highly-manufacturable Ga2O3 power electronic devices. (2018-12-12)
New model for assessing the effect of ionizing radiation on microelectronic devices
The main trend in the development of hardware components for digital and analog electronic equipment is to reduce the size of the active regions of diode and transistor structures. (2018-12-06)
Seeing the light: Researchers offer solution for efficiency problem of artificial photosynthesis
Hydrogen-powered electronics, travel, and more may be a step closer thanks to the work of a collaborative team of scientists in Japan. (2018-12-05)
New quantum materials could take computing devices beyond the semiconductor era
Scientists in industry and academia are looking for new materials to succeed highly successful semiconductor transistors, now represented by CMOS. (2018-12-03)
Light-activated, single-ion catalyst breaks down carbon dioxide
A team of scientists has discovered a single-site, visible-light-activated catalyst that converts carbon dioxide (CO2) into 'building block' molecules that could be used for creating useful chemicals. (2018-11-26)
UNH researchers discover new materials to generate solar fuel production
Researchers at the University of New Hampshire have identified new, readily available materials that convert sunlight and carbon dioxide (CO2) into building blocks for liquid fuels that could one day heat homes and power cars. (2018-11-26)
Bending light around tight corners without backscattering losses
Researchers from Duke University demonstrate a new optical waveguide capable of bending photons around tight corners on a smaller scale than previously possible. (2018-11-19)
Brewing high-value chemicals using yeast fueled by light-harvesting nanoparticles
A genetically programable strain of yeast powered by light-harvesting nanoparticles can make high-value chemicals from simple and renewable carbon sources, according to a new report. (2018-11-15)
Solar panels for yeast cell biofactories
In a study in Science, a multidisciplinary team led by Core Faculty member Neel Joshi and Postdoctoral Fellows Junling Guo and Miguel Suástegui at Harvard's Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering and John A. (2018-11-15)
Doubly-excited electrons reach new energy states
Sabyasachi Kar from the Harbin Institute of Technology, China, and Yew Kam Ho from the Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, have now characterised the higher energy levels reached by electrons in resonance in three-particle systems, which are too complex to be described using simple equations. (2018-11-13)
Scientists shed light on semiconductor degradation mechanism
SiC-based electrical devices degrading will be improved by controlling the semiconductor material deformation with atomic level. (2018-11-13)
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