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NTU, MIT and Russian scientists develop AI to predict and engineer material properties
Scientists from NTU Singapore, MIT and the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Russia, have developed a machine learning approach that can predict changes to the properties of materials from straining the material. (2019-02-12)
Phase transition dynamics in two-dimensional materials
Scientists from National University of Singapore have discovered the mechanism involved when transition metal dichalcogenides on metallic substrates transform from the semiconducting 1H-phase to the quasi-metallic 1T'-phase. (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)
Data-transmitting light signal gets power boost from nanosized amplifier
An international team of researchers from Aalto University and Université Paris-Sud has significantly improved the propagation of data inside a microchip. (2019-02-05)
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)
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)
Semiconductors combine forces in photocatalysis
A significant advance in the photocatalytic activity of conventional materials is demonstrated by a two-dimensional heterostructure comprising nanolayers of two semiconductors: black phosphorus and bismuth tungstate. (2019-01-24)
Brilliant glow of paint-on semiconductors comes from ornate quantum physics
A new wave of semiconductors that can be painted on is on the horizon. (2019-01-15)
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)
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)
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)
'Imploding' 3D printed nanomaterials in a shrinking gel
By 3d printing nanomaterials inside an 'imploding' hydrogel and shrinking them down to ten times their former size, researchers demonstrate a new method of nanofabrication that overcomes many of the previous' limitations, a new study reports. (2018-12-13)
Using fine-tuning for record-breaking performance
Materials scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. (2018-11-27)
Computational chemistry supports research on new semiconductor technologies
Researchers at the University of Marburg highlight the ability of computational chemistry approaches using high-performance computing to reveal interesting phenomena that occur between organic molecules and surfaces. (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)
Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination
Osaka researchers synthesized a fluorinated electron-acceptor for use in organic semiconductors. (2018-10-16)
Researchers quickly harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization
Researchers in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT have developed a technique to harvest 2-inch diameter wafers of 2-D material within just a few minutes. (2018-10-12)
Research on light-matter interaction could improve electronic and optoelectronic devices
A paper published in Nature Communications by Sufei Shi, assistant professor of chemical and biological engineering at Rensselaer, increases our understanding of how light interacts with atomically thin semiconductors and creates unique excitonic complex particles, multiple electrons, and holes strongly bound together. (2018-10-10)
Supercomputer predicts optical properties of complex hybrid materials
Materials scientists at Duke University computationally predicted the electrical and optical properties of semiconductors made from extended organic molecules sandwiched by inorganic structures. (2018-10-08)
'Spacesuits' protect microbes destined to live in space
UC Berkeley researchers have created a unique system that pairs light-absorbing semiconductors with anaerobic bacteria to capture light and fix carbon dioxide: an artificial leaf. (2018-10-01)
Heavy metal acts as heavy artillery against bacterial infections
A new antibiotic treatment that contains the heavy metal gallium safely combated bacterial growth in mice and showed signs of efficacy in a preliminary phase 1 clinical trial of patients with cystic fibrosis or chronic lung infections. (2018-09-26)
Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing
Osaka University researchers prepared 2D layered, visible-light-absorbing bismuth sulfide semiconductors using a two-step process. (2018-09-19)
Research brief: Researchers 3D print prototype for 'bionic eye'
A team of researchers at the University of Minnesota have, for the first time, fully 3D printed an array of light receptors on a hemispherical surface. (2018-08-28)
Quantum chains in graphene nanoribbons
Empa researchers, together with researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research in Mainz and other partners, have achieved a breakthrough that could in future be used for precise nanotransistors or -- in the distant future -- possibly even quantum computers, as the team reports in the current issue of the scientific journal ''Nature''. (2018-08-09)
Scientists create a UV detector based on nanocrystals synthesized by using ion implantation
Scientists at the Lobachevsky University have been working for several years to develop solar-blind photodetectors operating in the UV spectral band. (2018-08-06)
Tokyo Tech Hosono's story of IGZO TFT development features in Nature Electronics
Each issue of the journal Nature Electronics contains a column called 'Reverse Engineering,' which examines the development of an electronic device now in widespread use from the viewpoint of the main inventor. (2018-07-25)
Splitting water: Nanoscale imaging yields key insights
In the quest to realize artificial photosynthesis to convert sunlight, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel -- just as plants do -- researchers need to not only identify materials to efficiently perform photoelectrochemical water splitting, but also to understand why a certain material may or may not work. (2018-07-18)
How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage
Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods - opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use and combat climate change, according to Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers. (2018-07-12)
Realization of color filter-free image sensors
A research team in DGIST succeeded in discovery of a high efficiency organic image sensor which is expected to replace silicon image sensors. (2018-07-09)
New world record for direct solar water-splitting efficiency
An international team of researchers has now succeeded in raising the efficiency of producing hydrogen from direct solar water-splitting to a record 19 per cent. (2018-07-05)
High performance nitride semiconductor for environmentally friendly photovoltaics
A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing a unique nitriding technique applicable for mass production and a computational search for appropriate doping elements, as well as atomically resolved microscopy and electronic structure analysis using synchrotron radiation. (2018-07-03)
Reducing CO2 with common elements and sunlight
An international collaborative research group including Tokyo Institute of Technology, Universite PARIS DIDEROT and CNRS has discovered that CO2 is selectively reduced to CO when a photocatalyst composed of an organic semiconductor material and an iron complex is exposed to visible light. (2018-06-25)
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)
Physicists solve the mystery of vanishing particles in graphene
A team of scientists explained the paradoxical phenomenon of the mutual annihilation of particles and antiparticles in graphene. (2018-06-19)
Spintronics: Controlling magnetic spin with electric fields
EPFL physicists have found a way to reverse electron spins using electric fields for the first time, paving the way for programmable spintronics technologies. (2018-06-19)
Polymer crystals hold key to record-breaking energy transport
Scientists from the universities of Bristol and Cambridge have found a way to create polymeric semiconductor nanostructures that absorb light and transport its energy further than previously observed. (2018-05-24)
Understanding light-induced electrical current in atomically thin nanomaterials
Scientists demonstrated that scanning photocurrent microscopy--an imaging capability just added to Brookhaven Lab's Center for Functional Nanomaterials--could provide the optoelectronic information needed to improve the performance of devices for power generation, communications, data storage, and lighting (2018-05-23)
Non-plasma high-speed anisotropic diamond etching with nickel in 1000°C water vapor
Development of next-generation power devices is needed for energy saving in a low carbon society. (2018-05-22)
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)
The superhero semiconductor: Inflexible during the day, but bendy at night
Scientists have discovered that a type of inorganic semiconductor, which doesn't deform well under light, can bend a whopping 45 percent from its original form when in the dark. (2018-05-17)
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