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New way to know an old friend: New method reveals clean carbon nanotube transistors with superb properties

November 26, 2019

Single-wall carbon nanotubes (SWCNT) have found many uses in electronics and new touch screen devices. Carbon nanotubes are…
Beyond Moore’s Law: Taking transistor arrays into the third dimension

November 21, 2019

Silicon integrated circuits, which are used in computer processors, are approaching the maximum feasible density of transistors on…
Artist’s rendering of a 2D material undergoing phase change using a transistor-scale platform developed in the lab of Stephen Wu, assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering and of physics. (University of Rochester illustration / Michael Osadciw)
Researchers ‘stretch’ the ability of 2D materials to change technology

June 12, 2019

Two-dimensional (2D) materials—as thin as a single layer of atoms—have intrigued scientists with their flexibility, elasticity, and unique…
Engineers produce smallest 3-D transistor yet

December 10, 2018

Researchers from MIT and the University of Colorado have fabricated a 3-D transistor that’s less than half the…
Semiconductor Quantum Transistor Opens Door for Photon-Based Computing

July 11, 2018

The highly anticipated quantum science-based revolution in information technology requires the development of groundbreaking hardware comparable in function…
Vertical gallium oxide transistor high in power, efficiency

June 14, 2018

Cornell engineers have made a breakthrough in semiconductor transistor research that offers the potential for high-power electronic applications…
Cell membrane inspires new ultrathin electronic film

May 4, 2018

Japanese researchers have developed a new method to build large areas of semiconductive material that is just two…
One-Dimensional Material Packs a Powerful Punch for Next Generation Electronics

May 3, 2018

Engineers at the University of California, Riverside, have demonstrated prototype devices made of an exotic material that can…
Flexible Transistors For Wearable Electronics

February 22, 2017

Engineers at Stanford have created a flexible transistor that can be stretched to double its original length without…
Engineers design ultralow power transistors that could function for years without a battery

October 21, 2016

A new design for transistors which operate on ‘scavenged’ energy from their environment could form the basis for…
Smallest. Transistor. Ever.

October 10, 2016

For more than a decade, engineers have been eyeing the finish line in the race to shrink the…
New computer chip manufacturing method squeezes more onto limited wafer space

September 8, 2016

Computer chip makers continuously strive to pack more transistors in less space, yet as the size of those…
For first time, carbon nanotube transistors outperform silicon

September 5, 2016

For decades, scientists have tried to harness the unique properties of carbon nanotubes to create high-performance electronics that…
Berkeley Lab Scientists Grow Atomically Thin Transistors and Circuits

July 13, 2016

In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies—and possibly paper-thin gadgets —scientists…
With simple process, engineers fabricate fastest flexible silicon transistor

April 22, 2016

One secret to creating the world’s fastest silicon-based flexible transistors: a very, very tiny knife. Working in collaboration…
Engineers Develop First Transistors Made Entirely of Nanocrystal ‘Inks’

April 9, 2016

The transistor is the most fundamental building block of electronics, used to build circuits capable of amplifying electrical…
Experiments show magnetic chips could dramatically increase computing’s energy efficiency

March 15, 2016

In a breakthrough for energy-efficient computing, UC Berkeley engineers have shown for the first time that magnetic chips can…
Researchers engineer a first in flexible electronics

February 16, 2016

An engineering research team at the University of Alberta has invented a new transistor that could revolutionize thin-film…
Next generation nanoelectronics

November 11, 2015

The continued downscaling of transistors reaches around 10 nanometers in the near future. Researchers from DTU Nanotech pursue…
Engineers created a new flexible phototransistor with impressive properties

November 2, 2015

Phototransistors are rather important part of modern electronics. They are used in such commonly used products as compact…
Realizing carbon nanotube integrated circuits

September 12, 2015

Individual transistors made from carbon nanotubes are faster and more energy efficient than those made from other materials.…
Researchers Build a Transistor from a Molecule and a Few Atoms

July 14, 2015

An international team of physicists has used a scanning tunneling microscope to create a minute transistor consisting of…
Could black phosphorus be the next silicon?

July 9, 2015

As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on…
New 2-D material’s properties show promise

June 23, 2015

One completed a series of theoretical calculations to predict its properties with the help of a massive computing…
New spin on ‘silicon valleytronics’ could revolutionise future technologies

June 22, 2015

Latest research from scientists from Department of Physics into cutting-edge ‘spin physics’ could herald the arrival of a revolutionary new…
New Chip Defect-finding Scheme Attracts Industry Leaders

June 4, 2015

Until recently, the semiconductor industry had a go-to method for quantifying atomic-scale defects in the billions of transistors…
A new tool measures the distance between phonon collisions

June 2, 2015

Today’s computer chips pack billions of tiny transistors onto a plate of silicon within the width of a…
Organic Electrochemical Transistors for More Precise and Cheaper Reading of Brain Waves

May 28, 2015

Researchers studying organic electrochemical transistors (or OECTs) have found that these devices, thanks to being compiled from conductive…
Field-effect transistors made from hybrid perovskites

May 6, 2015

Researchers from Wake Forest University and the University of Utah are the first to successfully fabricate halide organic-inorganic…
Electronic device performance enhanced with new transistor encasing method

April 22, 2015

A more effective method for closing gaps in atomically small wires has been developed by University of Illinois…
Nanotubes with two walls have singular qualities

April 15, 2015

Rice University researchers have determined that two walls are better than one when turning carbon nanotubes into materials…
From massive supercomputers come tiniest transistors

March 5, 2015

Purdue researchers use Blue Waters supercomputer to design the building blocks of future nano-computing technologies Visualizations of future…
One-atom-thin silicon transistors hold promise for super-fast computing

February 4, 2015

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin’s Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors made…
Improvements in Transistors Will Make Flexible Plastic Computers a Reality

January 23, 2015

Researchers at Japan’s National Institute for Materials Science revealed that improvements should soon be expected in the manufacture…
Scientists Discover a Better Metal Contact that Improves Two-Dimensional Transistor Performance

January 20, 2015

Two-dimensional (2D) materials* such as molybdenum-disulfide (MoS2) are attracting much attention for future electronic and photonic applications ranging…
Carbon nanotube finding could lead to flexible electronics with longer battery life

January 15, 2015

University of Wisconsin-Madison materials engineers have made a significant leap toward creating higher-performance electronics with improved battery life…
‘Greener,’ low-cost transistor heralds advance in flexible electronics

October 1, 2014

As tech company LG demonstrated this summer with the unveiling of its 18-inch flexible screen, the next generation…
Future flexible electronics based on carbon nanotubes

September 24, 2014

September 23, 2014—Researchers from the University of Texas at Austin and Northwestern University have demonstrated a new method…
Step lightly: All-optical transistor triggered by single photon promises advances in quantum applications

September 1, 2014

(a) Level scheme, (b) simplified schematic, and (c) pulse sequence of our all-optical transistor. (d) The absorption spectrum…
Move over, silicon? New transistor material tested

June 30, 2014

For the ever-shrinking transistor, there may be a new game in town. Cornell researchers have demonstrated promising electronic…
2D transistors promise a faster electronics future

June 4, 2014

Berkeley Lab researchers fabricated the first fully 2D field-effect transistor from layers of molybdenum disulfide, hexagonal boron nitride…
Prototype of new transistor for lower power consumption

June 2, 2014

Researchers from the University of Twente MESA+ research institute, together with the company SolMateS, have developed a new…
Forty-six transistors constructed on six CNTs is most complicated device of its kind to date

May 23, 2014

SEM image of an eight-transistor (8-T) unit that was fabricated on two CNTs (marked with two white dotted…
Tiny transistors for extreme environs: Engineers shrink plasma devices to resist radiation

March 20, 2014

University of Utah electrical engineers fabricated the smallest plasma transistors that can withstand high temperatures and ionizing radiation…
LED lamps: less energy, more light

March 5, 2014

LEDs are durable and save energy. Now researchers have found a way to make LED lamps even more…
Silicon-germanium chip sets new speed record

February 20, 2014

A research collaboration consisting of IHP-Innovations for High Performance Microelectronics in Germany and the Georgia Institute of Technology…
Engineers Make World’s Fastest Organic Transistor, Heralding New Generation Of See-through Electronics

January 27, 2014

Teams from Stanford and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln collaborate to make thin, transparent semiconductors that could become the…
New form of quantum matter: Natural 3D counterpart to graphene discovered

January 17, 2014

The discovery of what is essentially a 3D version of graphene – the 2D sheets of carbon through…
Wonder material silicene has suicidal tendencies

January 15, 2014

The semiconductor industry of the future had high expectations of the new material silicene, which shares a lot…
Eye-catching electronics: Thin film transistors on parylene membrane

January 10, 2014

Researchers at ETH are developing electronic components that are thinner and more flexible than before. They can even…
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