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Enhancing Materials for Hi-Res Patterning to Advance Microelectronics

August 28, 2019

Scientists at Brookhaven Lab’s Center for Functional Nanomaterials created “hybrid” organic-inorganic materials for transferring ultrasmall, high-aspect-ratio features into…
Study finds success in combining two emerging technologies for next-generation solar power

August 14, 2019

Researchers at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering have combined two emerging technologies 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…
Generation and sampling of quantum states of light in a silicon chip

July 4, 2019

Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Technical University of Denmark have found a promising new way…
Superior solar silicon

June 25, 2019

Silicon is used in a wide range of electrical applications, including solar power generation. However, silicon does not…
Silicon chips similar to those that would be used in the detection process. Illustration by Vanderbilt University/Heidi Hall
iPhone plus nanoscale porous silicon equals cheap, simple home diagnostics

June 12, 2019

The simplest home medical tests might look like a deck of various silicon chips coated in special film,…
Experts develop nanolasers on silicon

May 30, 2019

Researchers at Cardiff University have shown tiny light-emitting nanolasers less than a tenth of the size of the…
Researchers take a bottom-up approach to synthesizing microscopic diamonds for bioimaging, quantum computing

May 6, 2019

Scientists are excited about diamonds — not the types that adorn jewelry, but the microscopic variety that are…
Atomic Beams Shoot Straighter via Cascading Silicon Peashooters

April 25, 2019

To a non-physicist, an “atomic beam collimator” may sound like a phaser firing mystical particles. That might not…
Tiny silicon particles could power lithium ion batteries with 10 times more capacity

January 16, 2019

University of Alberta chemists have taken a critical step toward creating a new generation of silicon-based lithium ion…
Tandem solar cells must be efficient and sustainable

December 28, 2018

Major research collaboration to break the barrier for how much energy a sustainable tandem solar cell can produce.…
Harnessing silicon fabrication technology to build quantum optical circuits

October 10, 2018

Quantum computers offer an exciting new approach to solving problems that are currently intractable even on the most…
New laser makes silicon ‘sing’

June 8, 2018

Yale scientists have created a new type of silicon laser that uses sound waves to amplify light. A study…
A simple method etches patterns at the atomic scale

April 27, 2018

A precise, chemical-free method for etching nanoscale features on silicon wafers has been developed by a team from…
Could holey silicon be the holy grail of electronics?

April 16, 2018

Scientists at the University of California, Irvine made a breakthrough recently in verifying a new material configuration to…
Scaling silicon quantum photonic technology

March 14, 2018

While standard quantum hardware entangles particles in two states, the team has found a way to generate and…
Better together: Silicon qubits plus light add up to new quantum computing capability

February 23, 2018

The research, published in the journal Nature, was led by researchers at Princeton University in collaboration with colleagues at the…
Beyond silicon: researchers solve a materials mystery key to next-generation electronic devices

February 8, 2018

Lennon and McCartney. Abbott and Costello. Peanut butter and jelly. Think of one half of any famous duo,…
Adding graphene girders to silicon electrodes could double the life of lithium batteries

January 23, 2018

New research led by WMG, at the University of Warwick has found an effective approach to replacing graphite…
New technique could slash energy use in making silicon

October 16, 2017

A University of Wisconsin–Madison chemistry professor has come up with a new and more sustainable way to make…
New ultrathin semiconductor materials exceed some of silicon’s ‘secret’ powers

August 21, 2017

The next generation of feature-filled and energy-efficient electronics will require computer chips just a few atoms thick. For…
Team images tiny quasicrystals as they form

August 16, 2017

When Israeli scientist Daniel Shechtman first saw a quasicrystal through his microscope in 1982, he reportedly thought to…
Precision work: defect-free coatings for silicon spheres

July 5, 2017

The prototype kilogram – to which all scales are calibrated to – is losing weight. International efforts are…
Scientists Bring Silicon to Life through Directed Evolution

November 30, 2016

Up until now, forging silicon-carbon bonds in molecules has only been possible through chemical engineering, as they do…
Black silicon surface will improve success rates of medical implants

October 8, 2016

Global population is quickly getting older. Life expectancy is getting longer, but health problems associated with old age…
Scientists Find Material’s Defects Improve Solar Cell Performance

September 28, 2016

A breakthrough materials mapping technique developed by UConn scientists has led to the discovery of highly-conductive properties in…
Shape-programmable miniscule robots

September 28, 2016

One day, microrobots may be able to swim through the human body like sperm or paramecia to carry…
Engineered “Sand” May Help Cool Electronic Devices

July 14, 2016

Baratunde Cola would like to put sand into your computer. Not beach sand, but silicon dioxide nanoparticles coated…
Scientists amplify light using sound on a silicon chip

June 14, 2016

Yale scientists have found a way to greatly boost the intensity of light waves on a silicon microchip…
World-first pinpointing of atoms at work for quantum computers

June 9, 2016

Scientists can now identify the exact location of a single atom in a silicon crystal, a discovery that…
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