Nanoelectronics News

Novel Method Could Lead to Mass Production of Nanogap Electrodes

Novel Method Could Lead to Mass Production of Nanogap Electrodes

The next generation of electronics, as well as ultra-sensitive medical diagnostics, could depend on near atomic scale cracks — or nanogaps — in electrodes. Now, researchers at Sweden's KTH Royal Institute of Technology have developed a method that could pave the way for mass production of nanogap electrodes.

Research Team Develops World’s Smallest Integrated Optical Switch

Research Team Develops World’s Smallest Integrated Optical Switch

Juerg Leuthold, Professor of Photonics and Communications, and his team have developed the world's smallest integrated optical switch. An atom is shifted and the switch turns on and off when a small voltage is applied.

Energy-Saving Single Electron Transistors for Internet of Things

Energy-Saving Single Electron Transistors for Internet of Things

The ‘Internet of Things’ is witnessing a rapid growth. Minicomputers linked to items, such as mobile phones, a milk bottle in the fridge, and washing machines can process information, send and receive data.

EPFL-led Researchers Successfully Produce Light Pulses with Small Chip-Based Device

EPFL-led Researchers Successfully Produce Light Pulses with Small Chip-Based Device

Solitons are a type of wave that, unlike other waves, retains its shape even as it moves further away from its source. Soliton waves of light are of great interest because they can produce evenly spaced frequencies of light, like the teeth of comb.

New Nanotube-Based Outer Conductor Could Reduce Weight of Coaxial Cables

New Nanotube-Based Outer Conductor Could Reduce Weight of Coaxial Cables

Scientists from Rice University have developed a new nanotube-based outer conductor that helps reduce 50% weight of common coaxial cables.

Researchers Demonstrate First Ever Measurement of Electron Temperatures in Nanoelectronic Device

Researchers Demonstrate First Ever Measurement of Electron Temperatures in Nanoelectronic Device

The first ever measurement of the temperature of electrons in a nanoelectronic device a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero was demonstrated in a joint research project performed by VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd, Lancaster University, and Aivon Ltd. The team managed to make the electrons in a circuit on a silicon chip colder than had previously been achieved.

Self-Assembling Polymer Nanowires Suggested for Making Small Chip Components

Self-Assembling Polymer Nanowires Suggested for Making Small Chip Components

Computer chips have been built using a photolithographic process since the 1960s. In the past five years however, chip features have become smaller than the wavelength of light, which has resulted in modifications of photolithography. If the miniaturization rate continues — as predicted by Moore’s Law — new manufacturing techniques need to be established.

Researchers Demonstrate the Use of Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Photochemistry

Researchers Demonstrate the Use of Semiconductor Nanocrystals in Photochemistry

The transfer of triplet exciton energy from semiconductor nanocrystals to molecular acceptors that are surface-bound has been outlined by North Carolina State University researchers. This transfer extends the duration of the excited state that was initially developed by six orders of magnitude. The discovery is applicable in a wide range of fields such as photochemical synthesis, solar energy conversion, light therapy for treating cancer, and optoelectronics.

University of Granada Launches New Facility to Develop Graphene-based Systems and Electronic Nanodevices

University of Granada Launches New Facility to Develop Graphene-based Systems and Electronic Nanodevices

With an investment of more than 500 000 euros, the new facilities will allow the manufacture of all kinds and forms of graphene as well as the development of electronic nanodevices for IoT (Internet of Things) applications, biosensors, and 'wereable' devices attached to the clothes

Vesper Announces Collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones

Vesper Announces Collaboration with GLOBALFOUNDRIES for Piezoelectric MEMS Microphones

Vesper, the technology leader in acoustic MEMS, announced today that it is collaborating with GLOBALFOUNDRIES, a leading provider of advanced semiconductor manufacturing technology, to deliver the world's first commercially available piezoelectric MEMS microphones for smartphones, wearables, automobiles, Internet of Things (IoT) devices and other high-volume markets.