News - 8 Jun 2010
Imec presents an improved processing technique for germanium-based thermophotovoltaic (TPV) cells resulting in significant reduction of cell cost, an essential step to develop a market for...
News - 4 Feb 2010
MIT researchers have demonstrated the first laser built from germanium that can emit wavelengths of light useful for optical communications. It's also the first germanium laser to operate at room...
News - 9 Dec 2009
Microchip manufacturers have long faced challenges miniaturizing transistors, the key active components in nearly every modern electronic device, which are used to amplify or switch electronic...
News - 28 Sep 2009
Space environments can deliver a beating to spacecraft electronics. For decades, satellites and other spacecraft have used bulky and expensive shielding to protect vital...
News - 22 Oct 2008
AXT, Inc., a leading manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates, today announced that it has become a charter member of the CPV Consortium, a global industry organization that supports the...
News - 29 May 2009
Researchers in Germany have managed to make the old semiconductor element germanium into a superconductive material. The findings, published in the journal Physical Review Letters, have implications...
Article - 13 Jan 2004
Scientists have uncovered a light-emitting transistor that could make the transistor the fundamental element in optoelectronics as well as in electronics. Posted January 5 2003
News - 21 Jul 2011
The camera in your phone collects light on silicon and translate that information into digital bits. One of the reasons those cameras and phones continue to improve is that researchers are developing...
News - 9 Dec 2015
Using a new procedure researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich (LMU) can now produce extremely thin and robust, yet highly porous...
News - 9 Sep 2021
At the Goethe University in Frankfurt, chemists have developed two new groups of nanomaterials and analyzed them in association with collaborators from the University of Bonn.
The silicon sphere...