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Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes (QD-LEDs) could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy
30 10 13

Dramatic advances in the field of quantum dot light emitting diodes QDLEDs could come from recent work by the Nanotechnology and Advanced Spectroscopy team at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Read More...

Gold nanoparticles improve photodetector performance
29 07 13

The mineral molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), which, when solid, behaves in many ways like grease, has semiconducting properties that make it a promising alternative to silicon or graphene in electronic devices. Read More...

Molecular chains hypersensitive to magnetic fields
05 07 13

Spectacular discovery may lead to radically new magnetic field sensors, for smartphones for example. Read More...

Ferroelectric graphene based system could lead to improved information processing
21 06 13

Researchers at MIT have proposed a new system that combines ferroelectric materials, the kind often used for data storage with graphene, a two-dimensional form of carbon known for its exceptional electronic and mechanical properties. Read More...

New electronic nose nanotechnology sensor being developed for food safety
14 06 13

The "electronic nose" sensor developed by a University of California, Riverside engineering professor, and being commercialized by Innovation Economy Crowd (ieCrowd)... Read More...

New additive offers near perfect results as nucleating agent for organic semiconductors
12 06 13

Pixie dust may be the stuff of fanciful fiction, but for scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Department of Materials, a commonly used sugar-based additive has been found to have properties that are near magical. Read More...

New single virus detection techniques for faster disease diagnosis
12 06 13

Researchers at the Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics describe optical techniques for counting individual viruses outside the lab. Read More...

Artificial cricket hair sensor uncovers hidden signals
07 06 13

An 'artificial cricket hair' used as a sensitive flow sensor has difficulty detecting weak, low-frequency signals - they tend to be drowned out by noise. But now, a bit of clever tinkering with the flexibility of the tiny hair's supports has made it possible to boost the signal-to-noise ratio by a factor of 25. Read More...

Perfectly designed microelectronics
04 06 13

The European Commission has defined micro and nano-electronics as one of five key technologies for Europe Read More...

Nanoantennas improve infrared sensing
31 05 13

Engineers have used a pattern of nanoantennas to develop a new way of turning infrared light into mechanical action, opening the door to more sensitive infrared cameras and more compact chemical-analysis techniques Read More...

Whirlpools on the nanoscale could multiply magnetic memory
31 05 13

Scientists are developing four-bit magnetic cells instead of the two-bit magnetic domains of standard magnetic memories. Magnetic vortices are whirlpools of magnetic field, in which electron spins point either clockwise or counterclockwise. In the crowded center of the whirlpool the spins point either down or up. Read More...

Berkeley lab researchers discover universal law for light absorption in 2D semiconductors
31 07 13

From solar cells to optoelectronic sensors to lasers and imaging devices, many of today’s semiconductor technologies hinge upon the absorption of light. Read More...

Two in one solution nanoparticle for low cost polymer LEDs and solar cells
26 07 13

Considerable improvement in device performance of polymer-based optoelectronic devices has been reported by researchers from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea. Read More...

Harnessing the potential of quantum tunneling Transistors without semiconductors
21 06 13

For decades, electronic devices have been getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller. It's now possible—even routine—to place millions of transistors on a single silicon chip. Read More...

Sound waves precisely position nanowires
19 06 13

The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who... Read More...

Nanomechanical resonator self-assembled from nanoparticles
13 06 13

The self-assembly of nanoscale structures from functional nanoparticles has provided a powerful path to developing devices with emergent properties from the bottom up. Read More...

an incredible material formed of a mesh of hexagonal carbon atoms
12 06 13

Researchers from IMDEA-Nanociencia Institute and from Autonoma and Complutense Universities of Madrid (Spain) have managed to give graphene magnetic properties. Read More...

Nanotechnology advances the goal of atom thick electronic circuits
11 06 13

Scientists at Rice University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have advanced on the goal of two-dimensional electronics with a method to control the growth of uniform atomic layers of molybdenum disulfide (MDS). Read More...

Metamaterial flexible sheets could transform optics
06 06 13

This development is a key step toward replacing bulky conventional optics with flexible sheets that are about the thickness of a human hair and weighing a fraction of an ounce Read More...

Atom by atom bond by bond. A chemical reaction caught in the act
31 05 13

When Felix Fischer of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) set out to develop nanostructures made of graphene using a new, controlled approach to chemical reactions Read More...

Opening doors to foldable electronics with inkjet printed graphene
31 05 13

Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket. The technology for these devices may not be so far off, thanks to new research Read More...

Discovery boosts energy storage of supercapacitors
31 07 13

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique to increase the energy storage capabilities of supercapacitors, essential devices for powering high-speed trains, electric cars, and the emergency doors of the Airbus A380. Read More...

Just an atom thick and 200 times stronger than steel and a near-perfect conductor
12 07 13

Graphene's future in electronics is all but certain. But to make this carbon supermaterial useful, it needs to be a semiconductor – a material that can switch between insulating and conducting states, which forms the basis for all electronics today. Read More...

Two dimensional atomically flat transistors show promise for next generation green electronics
21 06 13

Researchers at UC Santa Barbara, in collaboration with University of Notre Dame, have recently demonstrated the highest reported drive current on a transistor made of a monolayer of tungsten diselenide (WSe2).. Read More...

Organic electronic, a faster way to move electrons
19 06 13

A low-cost molecule boosts the stability and amplification characteristics of solution-based polymer semiconductors. Read More...

Spot welding graphene nanoribbons atom by atom
13 06 13

Scientists at Aalto University and Utrecht University have created single atom contacts between gold and graphene nanoribbons. Read More...

The Body Electric. Researchers move closer to low-cost, implantable electronics
12 06 13

New technology under development at The Ohio State University is paving the way for low-cost electronic devices that work in direct contact with living tissue inside the body. Read More...

Study suggests second life for possible spintronic materials
08 06 13

Ten years ago, scientists were convinced that a combination of manganese and gallium nitride could be a key material to create spintronics, the next generation of electronic devices that operate on properties found at the nanoscale. Read More...

Laser with rainbow buffer could make new applications practical
04 06 13

Laser researchers in Munich are challenging a basic assumption of engineering: "You can't have it all." They have shown that for certain kinds of laser applications in biomedical imaging, material processing Read More...

New uses for tiny carbon nanotubes. Adding ionic liquid to nanotube films could build smaller gadgets
31 05 13

Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics. They can potentially process information faster while using less energy. The challenge has been figuring out how to incorporate these properties into useful electronic devices Read More...

Add boron for better batteries
31 05 13

A graphene-boron compound is theoretically capable of storing double the energy of common graphite anodes used in lithium-ion batteries Read More...

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