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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)
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)
Nanotechnology: Lighting up ultrathin films
Based on a study of the optical properties of novel ultrathin semiconductors, researchers of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have developed a method for rapid and efficient characterization of these materials. (2017-01-17)
Patented process builds better semiconductors, improves electronic devices
Jim Edgar, Kansas State University distinguished professor of chemical engineering, has received a patent for his process that can build better semiconductors and improve electronic devices. (2015-03-09)
Bending an organic semiconductor can boost electrical flow
Slightly bending semiconductors made of organic materials can roughly double the speed of electricity flowing through them and could benefit next-generation electronics such as sensors and solar cells, according to Rutgers-led research. (2019-12-03)
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)
Water creates traps in organic electronics
Poor-quality organic semiconductors can become high-quality semiconductors when manufactured in the correct way. (2019-04-29)
Doped organic semiconductors explored
Organic semiconductors are already being employed in solar cells and organic LEDs (OLEDs). (2015-12-14)
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)
Chemists use abundant, low-cost and non-toxic elements to synthesize semiconductors
Javier Vela of Iowa State University and the Ames Laboratory has worked with two of his graduate students to synthesize a new material for semiconductors. (2018-03-14)
Let there be light
University of Utah materials science and engineering associate professor Mike Scarpulla and senior scientist Kirstin Alberi of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have developed a theory that adding light during the manufacturing of semiconductors can reduce defects and potentially make more efficient solar cells or brighter LEDs. (2016-06-16)
Rutgers physicists test highly flexible organic semiconductors
Rutgers University physicists have demonstrated extremely flexible organic semiconductors that withstood multiple bending cycles in which the devices were rolled to a radius as small as 200 micrometers. (2013-02-15)
Semiconductors With A Twist
ONR-funded researchers at Cornell University recently announced a breakthrough in creating a universal substrate for semiconductors. (1999-04-01)
Researchers repurpose failed cancer drug into printable semiconductor
Many potential pharmaceuticals end up failing during clinical trials, but thanks to new research from the University of Illinois, biological molecules once considered for cancer treatment are now being repurposed as organic semiconductors for use in chemical sensors and transistors. (2019-10-02)
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)
Improving materials that convert heat to electricity and vice-versa
Thermoelectric materials can be used to turn waste heat into electricity or to provide refrigeration without any liquid coolants, and a research team from the University of Michigan has found a way to nearly double the efficiency of a particular class of them that's made with organic semiconductors. (2013-05-05)
Engineer's research employs semiconductors to better store, use solar energy
The National Science Foundation has awarded a $400,000 Early Career Development grant to Fuqiang Liu, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, to improve the way solar energy is captured, stored and transmitted for use. (2013-02-20)
Bottoms up: Better organic semiconductors for printable electronics
Researchers from NIST and Seoul National University have learned how to tweak a new class of polymer-based semiconductors to better control the location and alignment of the components of the blend. (2008-09-04)
Future of portable electronics -- Novel organic semiconductor with exciting properties
Organic semiconductors have advantages over inorganic semiconductors in several areas. (2019-09-10)
A new slant on semiconductor characterization
By flipping a magnetic field, a new method developed at Northwestern University can measure variations in the local conductivity across a semiconductor. (2015-11-05)
New equation could advance research in solar cell materials
A groundbreaking new equation developed in part by researchers at the University of Michigan could do for organic semiconductors what the Shockley ideal diode equation did for inorganic semiconductors: help to enable their wider adoption. (2010-10-20)
A shift in shape boosts energy storage
More efficient photocatalysts could unlock the potential of solar energy. (2020-02-17)
New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon's 'secret' powers
Chip makers appreciate what most consumers never knew: silicon's virtues include the fact that it 'rusts' in a way that insulates its tiny circuitry. (2017-08-11)
Semiconductor scientists discover effect that was thought impossible
Superinjection, the effect used in lasers and LEDs creation can work in 'pure' semiconductors, which was previously considered impossible. (2019-04-22)
New research could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells
Physicists at the University of Warwick have published new research in the journal Science April 19, 2018, (via the Journal's First Release pages) that could literally squeeze more power out of solar cells by physically deforming each of the crystals in the semiconductors used by photovoltaic cells. (2018-04-19)
The iron stepping stones to better wearable tech without semiconductors
The way to better wearable electronics is dotted with iron steppingstones. (2016-02-05)
CCNY physicists master unexplored electron property
While the charge and spin properties of electrons are widely utilized in modern day technologies such as transistors and memories, another aspect of the subatomic particle has long remained uncharted. (2017-07-25)
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)
This 'nanocavity' may improve ultrathin solar panels, video cameras and more
Recently, engineers placed a single layer of MoS2 molecules on top of a photonic structure called an optical nanocavity made of aluminum oxide and aluminum. (2016-05-13)
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)
Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells
ETH researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals. (2015-01-28)
Best of both worlds
More, faster, better, cheaper. These are the demands of our device-happy and data-centered world. (2016-05-09)
A gold butterfly can make its own semiconductor skin
A nanoscale gold butterfly provides a more precise route for growing/synthesizing nanosized semiconductors that can be used in nano-lasers and other applications. (2020-02-05)
Mn-doped ZnS is unsuitable to act as a dilute magnetic semiconductor
Dilute magnetic semiconductors have recently been a major focus of magnetic semiconductor research. (2012-02-20)
Semiconductor spintronics to revolutionize the electronics industry
Ongoing research into spintronics, a method aimed at enabling spin-polarized current flow through semiconductors, is likely to result in a new class of multifunctional electronics. (2003-05-27)
Standard puts high-speed chips on the fast track
A new type of standard to be issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) this summer will help meet the need for speed in semiconductors. (2003-07-28)
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)
New 'tunable' semiconductors will allow better detectors, solar cells
Researchers have discovered a way to use existing semiconductors to detect a far wider range of light than is now possible, well into the infrared range. (2014-04-13)
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)
Electrostatics do the trick
Organic semiconductors allow for flexible displays, solar cells, and other applications. (2014-06-23)
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