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The nanoelectronic road ahead: Despite challenges, silicon offers 20 more years of semiconductor progress
Fundamental limits imposed by the laws of physics threaten to halt continued miniaturization of silicon semiconductors, clouding the future of an information technology boom that has fueled economic growth over the past four decades. (2001-09-13)
New magnetic semiconductor material spins hope for quantum computing
While the future of quantum computing offers the potential for substantially greater data storage and faster processing speeds, its advancement has been limited by the absence of certain critically important materials-in particular, a semiconductor that is magnetic at room temperature. (2001-07-30)
Spin moves with unexpected ease from one semiconductor to another
Researchers report in June 14 Nature experiments showing spin transfer through interfaces between two semiconductors. (2001-06-13)
Researchers create unexpected glass within a glass
University of Cincinnati researchers report in the April 26th issue of Nature that they have created a glassy form of silver iodide. (2001-04-24)
Stuttgart chemical physicist wins U.S. award for computer simulations
Chemical physicist Michele Parrinello of Stuttgart, Germany received the ACS 2001 Award in Theoretical Chemistry for his pioneering role in developing methods to study complex chemical reactions by computer simulation. (2001-04-22)
Advances made in transparent electronics
Researchers at Oregon State University have made significant advances in the emerging science of transparent electronics, creating transparent (2001-04-03)
Gossard awarded prize for new materials
Arthur Gossard, professor of materials and of computer and electrical engineering at the University of California at Santa Barbara, has been awarded the 2001 James C. (2000-11-21)
Green light special
Bright new green light emitting diodes, or LEDs, are replacing incandescent bulbs in traffic lights around the country. (2000-10-05)
UB Heads $10 million DARPA research project to develop new materials for field of 'spintronics'
The University at Buffalo is the lead institution in a $10 million project to develop specific ferromagnetic materials for use in 'spintronics,' the emerging research field in physics focused on spin-dependent phenomena applied to electronic devices. (2000-09-12)
Computer chips by the yard -- junior scientist improves organic semiconductors
With the support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), German junior scientist Dr. (2000-04-17)
Optical switching could cause shakeup in electronics industry
Electronic transistors may one day be replaced by all-optical transistors, which are in early stages of development at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). (2000-02-13)
New technique measures chemical composition of tiny details
Chemistry researchers at Eindhoven University, funded by NWO's Chemical Sciences, recentely discovered a way to determine the chemical composition of chips or coatings which are only a few nanometers across. (2000-01-24)
Story tips from the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ENERGY - Solar energy could get a megaboost, effectively gaining a three-fold improvement over conventional technology... (1999-12-15)
'Disposable electronics' from polymer study
The integrated circuits of the future could possibly be made with a substrate of silicon with a thin film of polymer containing the transistors and the interconnections dropped on top. (1999-09-24)
Simply brilliant: UF/Russian team makes gem-quality diamonds
Scientists and engineers from the University of Florida and Russia are speeding up Mother Nature's handiwork by creating gem-quality diamonds with man-made heat and pressure. (1999-08-18)
Semiconductors With A Twist
ONR-funded researchers at Cornell University recently announced a breakthrough in creating a universal substrate for semiconductors. (1999-04-01)
A Smart Tyre For Motorists
A smart tyre that tells drivers when it needs replacing or inflating has been developed by engineers in the US. (1999-02-10)
Eugen- And Ilse-Seibold Prize Awarded For The Second Time
For the second time, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) has awarded the 20,000-mark Eugen- and Ilse-Seibold Prize for the Promotion of Science and Understanding between Germany and Japan to two scientists, one German and one Japanese. (1999-01-27)
Transistors For The Next Century
ONR-sponsored scientists at Cornell University are developing a new generation of transistors based on gallium nitride. (1999-01-21)
Novel Explanation Offered For Puzzling Electron 'Gas' Experiments
Recent experiments confirming the existence of a novel conducting phase in a two-dimensional electron (1998-10-01)
Defects Are The Spices For Semiconductors
Complete uniformity generates bland food; minute admixtures of spices provide tasty surprise and special quality. (1998-08-20)
Scientists Show How Defects Can Improve Technology In Science Magazine's Special Issue On Materials Science
Although it may defy common sense, adding imperfections to materials can actually improve their performance in devices used for everything from information technology to playing music. (1998-08-14)
From Sunscreen To Semiconductors: New Chemistry For Building Better Polymers
Bullet-proof cashmere? Well, maybe not. But Michigan Tech's Gerard Caneba's new polymer process has investors looking at building all kinds of new substances that tie together all kinds of contradictory properties. (1998-06-26)
New Columbia Faculty To Investigate Fundamental Properties Of Semiconductors
At temperatures near absolute zero and in strong magnetic fields, electrons possess a fraction of their normal charge, travel as waves in quantum wires, bind into quantum dots and even enter superfluid states, moving without friction or resistance. (1998-04-21)
ASU Scientists Make Major Breakthrough With Photosynthetic Energy
Scientists Thomas Moore, Ana Moore and Devens Gust and associates have combined biology and electronics to create the world's first bionic photosynthetic energy system. (1998-04-10)
To Prevent Ice Buildup, Charge It
A Dartmouth physicist who has taken a molecular approach to the problem of icing has discovered that applying a small electric voltage across an ice-metal interface can break the bond between ice and metal surfaces. (1998-03-30)
Purdue Researchers Make Light 'Stand Still' To Measure Motion
Purdue University researchers have demonstrated a new method for using lasers and semiconductors to more accurately measure the velocity of a moving object. (1998-01-01)
Shape Changes In Ceramic Particles: A Paradox Explained
Equations that predict what will happen when compact ceramic powders are sintered -- heated just short of melting, until they coalesce -- assume the particles are spherical. (1997-12-03)
Research Earns Humboldt Award For Rochester's Shaul Mukamel
Shaul Mukamel, professor of chemistry at the University of Rochester, has received a 1997 Humboldt Research Award in recognition of his lifelong research contributions. (1997-10-03)
A Mismatch Made In Heaven
A cheap and simple method of controlling the size of microscopic semiconductor crystals has been developed by Weizmann Institute researchers. (1997-08-13)
World Record For Purity Promises Faster, More Efficient Electronic Devices
Researches at the Weizmann Institute have set a new word record of purity and speed, beating the previous world record set by Bell Labs in 1989. (1997-07-24)
Organic Displays May Be Feasible
In the future, cheaper, more durable and more easily manufactured liquid crystal computer displays may be manufactured from organic thin films, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (1997-04-01)
'Universal Substrate' For Semiconductors Is Developed At Cornell
UNIVERSAL SUBSTRATE for semiconductors has been created, potentially allowing researchers to deposit crystals of many previously incompatible materials onto a semiconductor surface (1997-03-27)
UB Researchers Develop First Flexible Semiconductors
Flexible semiconductors that bend like rubber and could help expedite the transition to optical computers have been developed by researchers at the University at Buffalo. (1996-11-05)
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