Electronics

A new method that precisely measures the mysterious behavior and magnetic properties of electrons flowing across the surface of quantum materials could open a path to next-generation electronics.
by Oak Ridge National Laboratory
10:34am
10.16.2017
By finding materials that act in ways similar to the mechanisms that biology uses to retain and process information, scientists hope to find clues to help us build smarter computers.
by Savannah Mitchem, Argonne National Laboratory
11:38am
10.11.2017
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Researchers are a step closer to harnessing single pulses of light called solitons, using tiny ring-shaped microresonators, in findings that could aid efforts to develop advanced sensors, high-speed optical communications, and research tools.
by Emil Venere, Purdue University
11:53am
10.10.2017
Researchers are first to demonstrate a circulator on a silicon chip at mm-wave frequencies that enables nonreciprocal transmission of waves: device could enable two-way radios and transform 5g networks, self-driving cars, and virtual reality.
by Columbia Engineering
11:08am
10.6.2017
Magnetic data storage has long been considered too slow for use in the working memories of computers. Researchers have now investigated a technique by which magnetic data writing can be done considerably faster and using less energy.
by Oliver Morsch, ETH Zürich
9:54am
9.8.2017
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Almost every process in pharmaceutical and biotechnology manufacturing uses some sort of computerized system. With this increasing use of computerized systems comes the increase in the amount of data generated by those systems.
by Piritta Maunu
4:51pm
8.30.2017
While cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells offer clear advantages over the electric vehicles that are growing in popularity, they have yet to take off with consumers.
by Worcester Polytechnic Institute
10:02am
8.29.2017
This exciting finding paves the way for high-frequency ultrafast electromechanical switches and sensors.
by Tokyo Institute of Technology
9:51am
8.29.2017
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From smartphones to supercomputers, the growing need for smaller and more energy efficient devices has made higher density data storage one of the most important technological quests.
by University of Manchester
8:05am
8.24.2017
The data acquired can be used by chemists to develop more accurate computational methods regarding transition metal chemical bonding.
by American Institute of Physics
12:24pm
8.22.2017
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Researchers report preliminary results suggesting that under simulated landfill conditions, quantum dots can leach out of devices. But because this happens in such tiny amounts, the team says that in the grand scheme of things, it might make sense...
by American Chemical Society
11:02am
8.21.2017
Chemists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a new method to more safely and, by extension, easily produce these shear films, which change their color with the help of a tiny electric current. This could make them available to many...
by Georgia Institute of Technology
1:27pm
8.17.2017
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As electronic devices continue to shrink to meet the demand for pocket-sized and wearable technology, scientists are working to develop the minute components that make them work. A team at the University of Nottingham have developed a new approach...
by University of Nottingham
1:42pm
8.16.2017
New technology, resistive random access memory (RRAM), could form the basis of a better kind of nonvolatile computer memory, where data is retained even when the power is off.
by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
10:38am
8.9.2017
At IBM Research, scientists are exploring the nanoscale to improve the power density and energy efficiency of electronic devices, including everything from mobile phones to IoT sensors to giant cloud data centers.
by IBM
1:33pm
8.3.2017
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Advanced plastics could usher in lighter, cheaper, more energy-efficient product components, including those used in vehicles, LEDs and computers—if only they were better at dissipating heat. A new technique that can change plastic's molecular...
by University of Michigan
1:26pm
8.2.2017
Los Alamos National Laboratory has produced the first known material capable of single-photon emission at room temperature and at telecommunications wavelengths.
by Los Alamos National Laboratory
10:12am
8.1.2017
Electronics are constantly getting smaller. A major reason for this miniaturization is the development of nano-size resonators, which convert small levels of electrical power into mechanical oscillations at high frequencies.
by Osaka University
1:24pm
7.31.2017
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New research has shown that the granular building blocks in copper can never fit together perfectly, but are rotated causing an unexpected level of misalignment and surface roughness.
by Amber Centre
10:22am
7.28.2017
Physicists have found a way to write an electrical circuit into a crystal, opening up the possibility of transparent, three-dimensional electronics that, like an Etch A Sketch, can be erased and reconfigured.
by Eric Sorenson, Washington State University
10:14am
7.28.2017
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Topological insulators, a class of materials which has been investigated for just over a decade, have been heralded as a new 'wonder material,' as has graphene.
by University of Groningen
9:56am
7.28.2017
Cellphones may soon be able to handle the extreme heat of a beach day or frigid cold of a day at the ski slopes.
1:56pm
7.27.2017
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A key step in unlocking the potential for greener, faster, smaller electronic circuitry was taken recently by a group of researchers led by UAlberta physicist Robert Wolkow. The research team found a way to delete and replace out-of-place atoms that...
by University of Alberta
1:31pm
7.27.2017
Two-dimensional materials that can multitask. That is the result of a new process that naturally produces patterned monolayers that can act as a base for creating a wide variety of novel materials with dual optical, magnetic, catalytic, or sensing...
by David Salisbury, Vanderbilt University
10:39am
7.25.2017
Magnetic quantum objects in superconductors, so-called "fluxons," are particularly suitable for the storage and processing of data bits.
by University of Vienna
10:02am
7.25.2017
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Building the "parts" for a quantum computer is a monumental research task. One promising approach involves using the quantum "spin" property of nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamonds to store and process data. Recently researchers constructed...
by U.S. Department of Energy
12:55pm
7.24.2017
Magnets and magnetic phenomena underpin the vast majority of modern data storage, and the measurement scales for research focused on magnetic behaviors continue to shrink with the rest of digital technology.
by American Institute of Physics
9:43am
7.21.2017
Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible.
by Brookhaven National Laboratory
12:01pm
7.20.2017
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Physicists have developed a new technique that uses electrical voltages to control the electron spin on a chip. The newly-developed method provides protection from spin decay, meaning that the contained information can be maintained and transmitted...
by University of Basel
12:58pm
7.19.2017
Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries. They are in high demand for applications including electric cars, wireless telecommunications and high-powered lasers.
by James Urton, University of Washington
9:42am
7.18.2017
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A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, says a Japanese group of scientists.
by University of Tokyo
12:45pm
7.17.2017
When it comes to efficiency, sometimes it helps to look to Mother Nature for advice - even in technology as advanced as printable, flexible electronics.
by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
10:14am
7.13.2017
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A world-first non-destructive quality control method from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has enabled Oxford Instruments to commercialize wafer-scale fabrication technology for 2-D material MoS2.
by National Physical Laboratory
1:33pm
7.12.2017
It's ultra-thin, electrically conducting at the edge and highly insulating within – and all that at room temperature.
by University of Würzburg
10:02am
7.11.2017
Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University's College of Engineering can, and they took a big step toward making it a reality with their recent work unveiling of a new battery electrode...
by Drexel University
1:12pm
7.10.2017
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With a nanoscale photodetector that combines a unique fabrication method and light-trapping structures, a team of engineers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University at Buffalo has overcome two major obstacles of creating...
by University of Wisconsin-Madison
12:59pm
7.10.2017
Scientists have done for the first time direct measurements of giant electromagnetic fields, emerging in dielectric particles with the high refractive index at the scattering of electromagnetic waves.
by Lomonosov Moscow State University
1:44pm
7.7.2017
Components such as light fixtures, HEPA fan filter units and pressure gauges are integral to maintaining the functionality and performance of a cleanroom. Traditionally, hard wiring these units is a labor-intensive process that requires extensive...
by Simplex
8:45am
7.7.2017
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A novel manganese and sodium-ion-based material developed by researcher might become a contender to compete with lithium-ion technology, offering a potentially lower-cost, more ecofriendly option to fuel next-generation devices and electric cars.
by University of Texas at Dallas
12:12pm
7.6.2017
An international research team has cracked an important limitation that for nearly 20 years has prevented the practical use of molecular diodes. The team has demonstrated a way to reach a rectification ratio that had been thought a theoretical...
by University of Central Florida
1:36pm
7.5.2017
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