Created in 1992 by two researchers, André Auberton-Hervé and Jean-Michel Lamure from CEA-Léti (one of Europe’s largest microelectronics research institutes) located in Grenoble, France. Soitec is an...
Article - 26 May 2005
Photonic crystals are optical materials with periodic changes in the dielectric constant on a length scale comparable to optical wavelengths. Dimensional types of photonic crystals, parallelism,...
News - 11 Jan 2010
Nanoparticles have a strong tendency to form periodic structures. Mixing and matching of two different types of nanoparticles allows the formation of binary nanoparticle superlattices isostructural to...
News - 20 Apr 2010
Imec has shown that the presence of hydrogen and/or inert species during Ge deposition significantly improves the quality of the Ge layers grown on Si by solid phase epitaxy (SPE). The resulting...
News - 9 Sep 2009
In the 2,000 or so years since the Roman Empire employed a naturally occurring form of cement to build a vast system of concrete aqueducts and other large edifices, researchers have analyzed the...
News - 10 Nov 2015
The new technique, which uses scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM) can be used to build 3D structures with atomic precision. The technique is already showing use in...
News - 2 Jul 2014
Computer simulation shows how to make a crystal that would toggle like a light switch between conductive and non-conductive structures; this could lead to flexible electronic materials and enable a...
Article - 24 Aug 2006
New nanotechnology techniques have created new nanocrystalline solid materials and nanocomposite materials with enhanced properties
News - 10 Jul 2019
Solar energy harvested by semiconductors—materials whose electrical resistance is in between that of regular metals and insulators—can trigger surface electrochemical reactions to generate...
Article - 4 Jul 2017
Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), which show a semiconducting band gap, have attracted a lot of attention recently due to their remarkable electronic and optical...