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A good first step toward nontoxic solar cells

July 26, 2019

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in…
First-ever visualizations of electrical gating effects on electronic structure could lead to longer-lasting devices

July 18, 2019

Scientists have visualized the electronic structure in a microelectronic device for the first time, opening up opportunities for…
Surprise Finding Uncovers New Capability for Semiconductor Material

July 18, 2019

Metal oxide, known to start and stop current, can also create it; a step “beyond CMOS”. Scientists have…
Researchers explore use of new materials to create more efficient solar cells

July 1, 2019

A team of Florida State University researchers is pioneering innovative ways for solar cells to absorb and use…
Photovoltaic nanotubes

June 20, 2019

Special nanotubes could improve solar power and imaging technology. Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates…
Breakthrough in Laser Technology Lights the Way for Improved Displays and Illumination

June 7, 2019

Lead-halide perovskites are considered one of the most promising materials for the production of the lasers of the…
Microscopic ‘donuts’ a treat for quantum tech

June 4, 2019

Dedicating dollars to “donuts,” scientists at Rice University are helping a national laboratory bring about a revolution in…
Adding a carbon atom transforms 2D semiconducting material

May 27, 2019

A technique that introduces carbon-hydrogen molecules into a single atomic layer of the semiconducting material tungsten disulfide dramatically…
Tapping the power of AI and high-performance computing to extend evolution to superconductors

May 24, 2019

Materials by design: Argonne researchers use genetic algorithms for better superconductors. Owners of thoroughbred stallions carefully breed prizewinning…
Researchers Discover Dream Nanotechnology in the Form of 2D Semiconductors

May 16, 2019

As technology continues to advance at alarming rates, particularly modern computing, it calls for the use of more…
2D Insulators With Ferromagnetic Properties Are Rare; Researchers Just Identified A New One

May 14, 2019

Collaborating scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Princeton University have discovered…
Weak but strong

April 23, 2019

The demand for ever-increasing performance of technology encourages research into new ways to progress the state of the…
Optical ​“tweezers” combine with X-rays to enable analysis of crystals in liquids

March 22, 2019

Optical ​“tweezers” hold crystal steady for X-ray experiment. Understanding how chemical reactions happen on tiny crystals in liquid…
Nanocrystal ‘factory’ could revolutionize quantum dot manufacturing

March 21, 2019

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a microfluidic system for synthesizing perovskite quantum dots across the entire…
Researchers measure near-perfect performance in low-cost semiconductors

March 19, 2019

Tiny, easy-to-produce particles, called quantum dots, may soon take the place of more expensive single crystal semiconductors in…
Chain Reaction Innovations project at Argonne aims to fill critical computing needs

March 3, 2019

Research team harnesses Center for Nanoscale Materials power to explore emerging materials for energy-efficient computing. The demand for…
New Imaging Technology Captures Movement of Quantum Particles With Unprecedented Resolution

February 25, 2019

Excitons — electrically neutral quasiparticles — have extraordinary properties. They exist only in semiconducting and insulating materials and…
Physicists get thousands of semiconductor nuclei to do ‘quantum dances’ in unison

February 25, 2019

Quantum dots are crystals made up of thousands of atoms, and each of these atoms interacts magnetically with…
GraphON coated catalytic static mixer. Credit: CSIRO
GraphON: Conductive coatings & materials

February 20, 2019

Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, has created a breakthrough new form of graphitic material that’s conductive, easy to…
UC Riverside physicists create exotic electron liquid

February 14, 2019

By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists at the University of California, Riverside, have…
Breakthrough reported in fabricating nanochips

February 4, 2019

An international team of researchers has reported a breakthrough in fabricating atom-thin processors — a discovery that could…
Probing materials to improve energy and information technologies

January 26, 2019

Jon Poplawsky, a materials scientist at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, develops and links advanced…
Brilliant Glow of Paint-On Semiconductors Comes from Ornate Quantum Physics

January 16, 2019

LED lights and monitors, and quality solar panels were born of a revolution in semiconductors that efficiently convert energy to…
Chemical synthesis of nanotubes

January 13, 2019

For the first time, researchers used benzene – a common hydrocarbon – to create a novel kind of…
Scientists move quantum optic networks a step closer to reality

January 3, 2019

A crucial step has been achieved in understanding quantum optical behavior of semiconductor nanomaterials. Scientists have moved quantum…
Better characterization of ultra-thin materials

December 27, 2018

A new optical technology may revolutionize the semiconductor industry and create brand new possibilities within sustainable electronics and…
An electron microscope image showing the rectangular gold (Au) electrodes representing signalling neurons and the rounded electrode representing the receiving neuron. The material of molybdenum disulfide layered with lithium connects the electrodes, enabling the simulation of cooperative growth among synapses. Image credit: Xiaojian Zhu, Nanoelectronics Group, University of Michigan.
Toward brain-like computing: New memristor better mimics synapses

December 19, 2018

A new electronic device developed at the University of Michigan can directly model the behaviors of a synapse,…
Data use draining your battery? Tiny device to speed up memory while also saving power

December 14, 2018

Researchers have discovered a new functionality in a two-dimensional material that allows data to be stored and retrieved…
High-temperature electronics? That’s hot

December 7, 2018

A new organic plastic material allows electronics to function at extreme temperatures without sacrificing performance. From iPhones on…
MESO devices, based on magnetoelectric and spin-orbit materials, could someday replace the ubiquitous semiconductor transistor, today represented by CMOS. MESO uses up-and-down magnetic spins in a multiferroic material to store binary information and conduct logic operations. (Intel graphic/Intel Newsroom)
New quantum materials could take computers beyond the semiconductor era

December 5, 2018

Researchers from Intel Corp. and UC Berkeley are looking beyond current transistor technology and preparing the way for…
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