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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.

Researchers Create Bismuth-Based Nanoribbons that Could Enable Next-Generation Technologies

Researchers Create Bismuth-Based Nanoribbons that Could Enable Next-Generation Technologies

Scientists have developed a unique type of bismuth-based nanoribbons, whose semiconductor properties were effectively controlled by applying a magnetic field. This novel technology shows promise for developing new quantum computers and spintronic devices, and would also aid in studying exotic physics concepts. These nanoribbons were developed using a new class of materials, known as topological insulators.

MIPT Researchers Find Solution to Overheating Problem of Active Plasmonic Components

MIPT Researchers Find Solution to Overheating Problem of Active Plasmonic Components

Researchers from MIPT have found a solution to the problem of overheating of active plasmonic components. These components will be essential for high-speed data transfer within the optoelectronic microprocessors of the future, which will be able to function tens of thousands of times faster than the microprocessors currently in use today.

Study Reveals Graphene’s Ability to Control Terahertz Laser Frequency

Study Reveals Graphene’s Ability to Control Terahertz Laser Frequency

Researchers, headed by Sir Kostya Novoselov and Dr Subhasish Chakraborty from the University of Manchester, have discovered graphene’s ability to control terahertz laser frequency. This capability could open up new possibilities for terahertz lasers.

Microbots controlled individually by Magnetic 'Mini Force Fields'

Image Credit: Purdue University image/David Cappelleri Researchers from Purdue University are using a technology likened to "mini force fields" to independently control individual microrobots operating w...

Researchers Use Double-Layered Nanowire to Develop High-Speed Transistor Channel

Researchers Use Double-Layered Nanowire to Develop High-Speed Transistor Channel

A team of researchers, from the International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics of National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) and the Georgia Institute of Technology, have developed a dual-layered nanowire that comprises a silicon (Si) shell and a germanium (Ge) core.