Semiconductors

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
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
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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
Engineers create atomically thin superlattice materials with precision.
by James Badham, UC Santa Barbara
1:40pm
9.26.2017
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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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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
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
The discovery of a new material could finally bring an end to the misery of cracked smartphone and tablet screens.
by Queen’s University
1:05pm
6.2.2017
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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
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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
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
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
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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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