Electronics

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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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Printed electronic transistor circuits and displays in which the color of individual pixels can be changed are two of many applications of ground-breaking research at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University published recently in...
by Linköping University
1:30pm
7.5.2017
Working in collaboration with the Lionix company, researchers from the University of Twente's MESA+ research institute have developed the world's most narrowband diode laser on a chip. This laser represents a breakthrough in the fast-growing field...
by University of Twente
12:07pm
7.3.2017
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Materials scientists and bioelectrochemical engineers may have created an innovative, cost-competitive electrode material for cleaning pollutants in wastewater.
by Cornell University
11:47am
6.29.2017
Using silver nanowires embedded in a polymer that dissolves in water below 32 degrees Celsius—between body and room temperature—a pair of researchers made a simple circuit board that, so far, just turns on an LED light. Its potential applications...
by Vanderbilt University
1:47pm
6.28.2017
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Versatile, light-weight materials that are both strong and resilient are crucial for the development of flexible electronics. Researchers report in ACS Nano that mimicking the structure of the “powdery alligator-flag” plant has enabled them to make...
by ACS Nano
1:36pm
6.28.2017
An international team of researchers, working at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley, fabricated an atomically thin material and measured its exotic and durable properties that make it a...
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1:07pm
6.26.2017
Activity monitors or fitness trackers are fun and informative gadgets to help track daily physical activity. But as a source of objective data for research on the health benefits of exercise, they're not yet fully up to speed, reports a paper in...
by Wolters Kluwer Health
11:50am
6.26.2017
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A new design substitutes an array of light receivers for a lens, making cameras thin, light, cheap, and flexible.
by California Institute of Technology
10:08am
6.22.2017
Researchers report in ACS Nano that mimicking the structure of the "powdery alligator-flag" plant has enabled them to make a graphene-based aerogel that meets these needs.
by ACS
10:00am
6.21.2017
Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and also have shown how to derive carbon for battery electrodes from old tires.
by Purdue University
9:56am
6.21.2017
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Modern batteries power everything from cars to cell phones, but they are far from perfect.
by Jeannie Kever, University of Houston
10:34am
6.20.2017
Researchers directly measured a thin film made of a single type of conjugated polymer as it interacted with ions and electrons. They show how variations in the polymer layout yielded rigid and non-rigid regions of the film, and that these regions...
by University of Washington
1:14pm
6.19.2017
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