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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)
RIT's NanoPower lab wins $1.2 million to build tiny power supplies for military
Scientists at Rochester Institute of Technology's NanoPower Research Laboratories (NPRL) won $1.2 million from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), part of the U.S. (2004-09-20)
Dual microscopes illuminate electronic switching speeds
Reporting in the Sept. 22 issue of Applied Physics Letters, a NIST researcher and a Korean guest researcher, describe a new method for scanning semiconductors for defects that may help accelerate the market for gallium nitride, silicon carbide, and other advanced semiconductor materials. (2003-09-26)
Stacking 2-dimensional materials may lower cost of semiconductor devices
A team of researchers has found that stacking materials that are only one atom thick can create semiconductor junctions that transfer charge efficiently, regardless of whether the crystalline structure of the materials is mismatched -- lowering the manufacturing cost for a wide variety of semiconductor devices such as solar cells, lasers and LEDs. (2014-12-11)
Experimentally demonstrated a toffoli gate in a semiconductor three-qubit system
A new progress in the scaling of semiconductor quantum dot based qubit has been achieved at Key Laboratory of Quantum Information and Synergetic Innovation Center of Quantum Information & Quantum Physics of USTC. (2018-02-27)
NREL theory establishes a path to high-performance 2-D semiconductor devices
Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have uncovered a way to overcome a principal obstacle in using two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors in electronic and optoelectronic devices. (2016-04-26)
Yale Professor T.P. Ma recognized for pioneering semiconductor work by SIA
The Semiconductor Industry Association today honored Yale Professor Tso-Ping (T.P.) Ma with its annual University Researcher Award for his pioneering work in semiconductor technology. (2006-11-22)
Researchers create smaller and more efficient nuclear battery
Batteries can power anything from small sensors to large systems. (2009-10-07)
Superabsorbing design may lower manufacturing cost of thin film solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a 'superabsorbing' design that may significantly improve the light absorption efficiency of thin film solar cells and drive down manufacturing costs. (2014-02-26)
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)
Gold nano anchors put nanowires in their place
NIST researchers have demonstrated a technique for growing well-formed, single-crystal nanowires in place---and in a predictable orientation---on a commercially important substrate. (2004-11-10)
Nanoparticle technique could lead to improved semiconductors
Devices made from plastic semiconductors, like solar cells and light-emitting diodes, could be improved based on information gained using a new nanoparticle technique developed at the University of Texas at Austin. (2007-08-06)
Return of the vacuum tube
Retro technology makes a comeback in a nanoscale transistor that is lightweight, low cost, and long lasting. (2012-05-18)
Dallas researcher receives award for new semiconductor chip processing technology
Chemist Patricia B. Smith, Ph.D., of Texas Instruments, Inc., in Dallas, Texas, will be honored October 18 by the American Chemical Society for developing a new processing technology used to manufacture copper-interconnected silicon semiconductor chips. (2001-10-10)
Light facilitates n-doping of organic semiconductors
Doping organic semiconductors with negative charges is difficult. Now a German-American research team has applied a trick: as a first step, they transformed the fragile charge-donor molecules into dimers that are far more stable. (2017-11-23)
New 'electronic glue' promises less expensive semiconductors
Researchers at the University of Chicago and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed an (2009-06-11)
Funding boost for silicon carbide super chip
Griffith University's Queensland Micro- and Nanotechnology Centre has been awarded $1 million in research funding by the State Government to develop production processes for a silicon carbide microchip. (2012-07-15)
NIST releases new standard for semiconductor industry
A wide range of optical electronic devices, from laser disk players to traffic lights, may be improved in the future thanks to a small piece of semiconductor, about the size of a button, coated with aluminum, gallium and arsenic. (2006-10-12)
Lifeloc Technologies releases new research on the accuracy of personal breathalyzers
Lifeloc Technologies Inc., a leading manufacturer of professional breathalyzers has released the industry's first independent report on the accuracy and reliability of popular semiconductor (silicone oxide) breath testers sold in mass retail, pharmacy, specialty stores and on the Internet. (2010-08-18)
Using water as a lens to shrink chip dimensions
Thanks in part to highly accurate measurements made by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers, semiconductor manufacturers will be able to pursue a new production method that produces new generations of computer chips using existing equipment -- saving the industry hundreds of millions of dollars. (2004-02-26)
Electrochemical Society names NJIT electrical engineer Fellow For Achievement
Durga Misra, Ph.D., a professor in the electrical and computer engineering department at New Jersey Institute of Technology, was named a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society. (2006-10-31)
Delft University of Technology discovers how to control nanowires
Jorden van Dam, researcher at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience Delft, has succeeded in largely controlling the transportation of electrons in semiconductor nanowires. (2006-06-13)
Eco-friendly waterborne semiconductor inks using surfactant
A research team from Korea succeeded to develop a technology to produce environmentally friendly water-borne semiconductor inks using surfactant. (2017-11-27)
Electrostatics do the trick
Organic semiconductors allow for flexible displays, solar cells, and other applications. (2014-06-23)
Pitt and Bell Labs researchers send 'heavy photons' over world-record distances
Scientists from the University of Pittsburgh and Bell Labs report that they have designed and demonstrated a two-dimensional semiconductor structure in which excitons exist longer and travel farther than previously recorded. (2005-06-21)
New wave: JILA develops efficient source of terahertz radiation
JILA researchers have developed a laser-based source of terahertz radiation that is unusually efficient and less prone to damage than similar systems. (2011-01-20)
'Nanocrystal doping' developed by Hebrew University researchers enhances semiconductor nanocrystals
Researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have achieved a breakthrough in the field of nanoscience by successfully altering nanocrystal properties with impurity atoms -- a process called doping -- thereby opening the way for the manufacture of improved semiconductor nanocrystals. (2011-04-03)
Breakthrough 'interface tuning' is macro step for microelectronics
The ability to make atomic-level changes in the functional components of semiconductor switches, demonstrated by a team of Oak Ridge National Laboratory, North Carolina State University and University of Tennessee physicists, could lead to huge changes in the semiconductor industry. (2003-06-12)
A Surgical Semiconductor Laser With More Precision And Power
By making some simple modifications to semiconductor lasers, a pair of University of Rochester researchers has devised a way to make them perform with the power and precision that laser surgeons routinely demand. (1996-11-01)
$25 million 'green light' for UK's first Compound Semiconductor Research Foundation
A $25.8 million (£17.3 million) award that will put Cardiff University at the cutting edge of semiconductor technology has been announced by UK government. (2015-03-25)
'Racetrack' for fast electrons in semiconductor structures
To be prepared for future developments in quantum metrology PTB has set up a new molecular beam epitaxy system optimized for the fabrication of highest purity semiconductor structures. (2008-08-29)
Software corrects chip errors early
Microchip miniaturization is making quality control-related measurement of features during the production process increasingly difficult. (2004-05-07)
New device could turn heat energy into a viable fuel source
A new device being developed by Washington State University physicist Yi Gu could one day turn the heat generated by a wide array of electronics into a usable fuel source. (2017-08-30)
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)
Size matters in the giant magnetoresistance effect in semiconductors
In a paper appearing in Nature's Scientific Reports, Dr. Ramesh Mani, professor of physics and astronomy at Georgia State University, reports that a giant magnetoresistance effect depends on the physical size of the device in the GaAs/AlGaAs semiconductor system. (2013-10-15)
Novel nano-etched cavity makes leds 7 times brighter
Researchers at NIST have made semiconductor light-emitting diodes (LEDs) more than seven times brighter by etching nanoscale grooves in a surrounding cavity to guide scattered light in one direction. (2006-07-20)
Ultra-thin light detectors
Layered semiconductor systems are a powerful tool. They can be used to build lasers or photodetectors. (2014-03-27)
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)
Long-distance transport of electron spins for spin-based logic devices
A research team has demonstrated long-distance spin transport by electrical means in a semiconductor quantum well, which is designed to increase spin lifetime. (2016-04-04)
Interaction of paired and lined-up electrons can be manipulated in semiconductors
The way that electrons paired as composite particles or arranged in lines interact with each other within a semiconductor provides new design opportunities for electronics, according to recent findings in Nature Communications. (2018-06-20)
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