Semiconductors

Discovery boosts stability of organic thin-film transistors.
by John Toon, Georgia Tech
12:00am
1.17.2018
A systematic study of a simple and general structure for on-chip semiconductor lasers sets the scene for much broader application of integrated semiconductor lasers beyond conventional silicon-based systems.
by A*STAR
10:00am
12.29.2017
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Viewing atomic structures of dopant atoms in 3-D relating to electrical activity in a semiconductor.
by Tokyo Institute of Technology
9:13am
12.28.2017
Just as magnets attract iron particles in sandpits, permanent magnetics only attract one type of ion in an electrochemical solution, constituting the basis of magnetically controlled electrochemical transistors.
by National Institute for Materials Science
9:34am
12.27.2017
To build tomorrow's quantum computers, some researchers are turning to dark excitons, which are bound pairs of an electron and the absence of an electron called a hole.
by American Institute of Physics
11:08am
12.21.2017
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Numerical simulations reveal "rivers of charge" in materials that become superconducting at high temperatures.
by Whitney Clavin, Caltech
10:25am
12.11.2017
The technology will be applied to various electronic devices with a semiconductor surface control technique.
by Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology
11:06am
11.27.2017
The deal is intended as a way for Marvell to expand its wireless connectivity business in the semiconductor industry and diversify from its storage device business.
11:21am
11.20.2017
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Compressing a semiconductor to bring atoms closer together or stretching it to move them farther apart can dramatically change how electricity flows and how light is emitted.
by U.S. Department of Energy
11:54am
11.15.2017
Efficiency gains come from tuning the properties of semiconducting materials by combining layers of different composition.
by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
1:03pm
11.13.2017
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Physicists have made a breakthrough in revising methods largely discarded 15 years ago.
by Aalto University
10:37am
11.10.2017
Novel spin-polarized surface states may guide the search for materials that host Majorana fermions, unusual particles that act as their own antimatter, and could revolutionize quantum computers.
by U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Science
4:25pm
10.26.2017
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Ultrathin films of a semiconductor that emits and detects light can be stacked on top of silicon wafers.
by Helen Knight, MIT News Office
12:55pm
10.24.2017
The side-by-side deposition of atomically flat semiconductor sheets enhances solar cell conversion efficiency.
by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
11:02am
10.17.2017
A new sensor makes it possible to measure when the body starts burning fat with a convenient breathalyzer. In the future, the procedure will not just be used by police checking for alcohol intoxication, but also for testing the condition of athletes...
by Fabio Bergamin, ETH Zürich
10:12am
10.12.2017
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This work helps semiconductor manufacturers continue to innovate while producing smaller, faster, and more energy-efficient computer chips for computers and smartphones.
by Osaka University
12:22pm
10.10.2017
New method quickly probes atom-thin materials’ ability to produce hydrogen.
12:34pm
10.6.2017
This advance that could open the door to an increasingly interconnected world, enabling manufacturers to add “smart,” wireless capabilities to any number of large or small products or objects — like wearable sensors and computers for people and...
by Renee Meiller, University of Wisconsin-Madison
10:13am
9.29.2017
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Engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precision.
by James Badham, UC Santa Barbara
1:40pm
9.26.2017
An international research group has proven vulnerability of a two-dimensional semiconductor gallium selenide in air. This discovery will allow manufacturing nanoelectronics based on gallium selenide, which has never been previously achieved by any...
by Tomsk Polytechnic University
11:29am
9.22.2017
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Researchers have developed an innovative method to make stacks of semiconductors just a few atoms thick. The technique offers scientists and engineers a simple, cost-effective method to make thin, uniform layers of these materials, which could...
by Louise Lerner, University of Chicago
10:45am
9.22.2017
Researchers have produced the first 2D field-effect transistor made of a single material.
by Institute for Basic Science
10:28am
9.19.2017
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Understanding the process that creates complex crystals important for energy applications.
by Mary Beckman, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
11:36am
9.15.2017
Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.
by Matt Shipman, North Carolina State University
12:35pm
9.14.2017
Neutron diffraction has clarified the absence of magnetic order and classified the superconductivity of a new next-generation of superconductors.
by Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation
10:10am
9.13.2017
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Novel insights deepen the understanding of the intrinsic properties of MoS2, which could potentially transform its applications in the semiconductor industry.
by National University of Singapore
9:53am
9.11.2017
Researchers examining the flow of electricity through semiconductors have uncovered another reason these materials seem to lose their ability to carry a charge as they become more densely "doped." Their results, which may help engineers design...
by University of Illinois at Chicago
12:29pm
9.6.2017
A discovery by two scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could aid the development of next-generation semiconductor devices. Kwangwook Park and Kirstin Alberi determined that ultraviolet (UV) light applied...
by National Renewable Energy Laboratory
1:04pm
8.30.2017
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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
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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
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
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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
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
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
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