Semiconductors

Acenes are molecules formed by the linear fusion of special carbon-based hexagons, widely known as 'benzene rings.'
by Technische Universität Dresden
10:20am
8.15.2017
Electrical engineers at Stanford have identified two semiconductors—hafnium diselenide and zirconium diselenide—that share or even exceed some of silicon's desirable traits, starting with the fact that all three materials can "rust."
by Stanford University
1:23pm
8.14.2017
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The color of the light emitted by an LED can be tuned by altering the size of their semiconductor crystals. Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have now found a clever and economical way of doing just that, which lends itself...
by Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
11:09am
8.7.2017
A newly discovered collective rattling effect in a type of crystalline semiconductor blocks most heat transfer while preserving high electrical conductivity.
by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:21am
8.1.2017
Researchers have made the first direct visual observation and measurement of ultra-fast vortex dynamics in superconductors.
by The Hebrew University Of Jerusalem
12:07pm
7.20.2017
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In a breakthrough for the semiconductor industry, researchers demonstrate a new layer transfer technique called "controlled spalling" that creates many thin layers from a single gallium nitride wafer.
by American Institute of Physics
1:16pm
7.12.2017
Combining nanophotonics and thermoelectrics, engineers have generated materials capable of distinguishing between tiny differences in wavelengths of light.
by California Institute of Technology
10:47am
6.30.2017
A new type of semiconductor may be coming to a high-definition display near you.
by Sarah Yang, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
10:32am
6.27.2017
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ROHM Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor manufacturer, and A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a world renowned research institute under the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) today announced the joint development of...
by Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology, and Research
9:59am
6.22.2017
In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics," researchers have developed a new semiconductor alloy that can capture the near-infrared light located on the leading edge of the visible...
by University of Michigan
11:21am
6.16.2017
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A multi-institutional team led by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a way to create new alloys that could form the basis of next-generation semiconductors.
by NREL
1:29pm
6.14.2017
Zhe Fei pointed to the bright and dark vertical lines running across his computer screen. This nano-image, he explained, shows the waves associated with a half-light, half-matter quasiparticle moving inside a semiconductor.
by Iowa State University
11:29am
6.8.2017
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A team of physicists has demonstrated a reversible method for altering the electronic properties of a nanoscopic material, pointing the way toward merging several hallmark functions of modern electronics into a single component.
by University of Nebraska-Lincoln
12:58pm
6.7.2017
Researchers have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.
by Matt Shipman, NC State University
10:04am
5.26.2017
Potential future key component for quantum computing.
by IBM
11:05am
5.19.2017
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The new optical metamaterial paves the way to ultrafast information transfer on the nanoscale.
by Lomonosov Moscow State University
10:19am
5.18.2017
Conjugated polymers designed with a twist produce tiny, brightly fluorescent particles with broad applications.
by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
10:25am
5.17.2017
A research team’s findings may elucidate yet-unresolved questions about an unconventional superconductor’s emergent properties in the superconducting state.
by Siv Schwink, University of Illinois
12:20pm
5.15.2017
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Researchers have developed a suitable material to allow brain cells to grow and form predictable circuits, which could lead to the development of prosthetics for the brain.
by Australian National University
11:03am
5.15.2017
Research teams uncover extraordinary properties of the semiconductor material.
by National University of Singapore
10:42am
5.15.2017
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Chemists have developed a greener, cheaper way to make single-crystalline semiconductor films, components at the heart of all of our electric gadgetry.
by Morgan Sherburne, University of Michigan
11:56am
5.12.2017
Thanks to innovative laser techniques, a class of materials shows a new potential for energy efficiency.
by SISSA
10:12am
5.10.2017
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No more error-prone evaporation deposition, drop casting, or printing: Scientists have developed organic semiconductor nanosheets, which can easily be removed from a growth substrate and placed on other substrates.
by LMU Munich
11:26am
5.8.2017
The new semiconductor could have diverse medical and environmental applications — without adding to the mounting pile of global electronic waste.
by Sarah Derouin, Stanford University
10:10am
5.5.2017
Novel technique measures warpage in next-gen integrated circuits.
by Diamond Light Source
11:41am
5.4.2017
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The breakthrough involves controlling energy levels between electron valleys in 2D semiconductors.
by Grove Potter, University at Buffalo
9:27am
5.3.2017
Substances could revolutionize electronic and computing devices.
by University of California, Irvine
9:26am
5.2.2017
Study reveals unprecedented control of ferromagnetic behavior in 2D material.
by Sarah Yang, Berkeley Lab
11:57am
5.1.2017
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Being able to manipulate polaritons would lead to tunable valleys with two clearly different states, corresponding for example to 1 bit and 0 bit, like on-off states in computing and digital communications.
by Institute for Basic Science
10:17am
4.26.2017
Mass production technology for silicon based ultraviolet light sensors, suitable for smartphones and wearable devices in the Internet of Things era, has been jointly developed by a research team.
by Tohoku University
10:58am
4.21.2017
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A new technique may vastly reduce the overall cost of wafer technology and enable devices made from more exotic, higher-performing semiconductor materials than conventional silicon.
by Jennifer Chu, MIT News Office
10:13am
4.20.2017
A research team has developed novel semiconductor nanotubes with superb charge conductivity which can be widely used in different applications, especially in the environmental arena.
by Hong Kong Polytechnic University
10:58am
4.13.2017
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New class of semiconductor materials can be used as light absorber in solar cells.
by Amy Blumenthal, USC
11:39am
4.11.2017
Fast, cost-effective electrochemical platforms show promise for highly-sensitive detection of different strains of influenza and diarrhea-causing pathogens.
by King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi
9:24am
4.10.2017
The traditional test for assessing the quality of a semiconductor, called the Hall method, is fairly time-consuming to perform. A new, quicker technique makes this measurement by exposing the semiconductor to terahertz light, which is much redder...
by NIST
10:45am
3.29.2017
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For the last few decades, microchip manufacturers have been on a quest to find ways to make the patterns of wires and components in their microchips ever smaller.
by David L. Chandler, MIT
10:08am
3.28.2017
Research team turns transition metals into practical catalyst for solar, other applications.
by Mike Williams, Rice University
12:39pm
3.24.2017
Researchers have discovered a new form of the simple compound GeSe that has surprisingly escaped detection ... until now.
by Tien Nguyen, Princeton University
11:38am
3.23.2017
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Silicon forms an oxide layer on its surface when exposed to air or moisture, which can detract from its electronic properties. Adding a “skin”' of molecules to the silicon can provide a physical barrier that prevents oxidation.
by A*STAR
11:17am
3.22.2017
Extremely short, configurable "femtosecond" pulses of light demonstrated by an international team could lead to future computers that run up to 100,000 times faster than today's electronics.
by Katherine McAlpine, University of Michigan
11:05am
3.14.2017
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