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Si24
2014-11-18 03:00:03

Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices—carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology.

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2014-09-24 03:00:48

University of Utah engineers discovered a way to create a special material – a metal layer on top of a silicon semiconductor – that could lead to cost-effective, superfast computers that perform lightning-fast calculations but don’t overheat.

New Combination Of Materials Opens The Door For Integrated Nanophotonic Circuits
2014-09-05 03:48:53

A new combination of materials can efficiently guide electricity and light along the same tiny wire, a finding that could be a step towards building computer chips capable of transporting digital information at the speed of light.

Multi-Junction Solar Cell To Break Efficiency Barrier Designed By NRL
2013-01-14 11:50:25

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory scientists in the Electronics Technology and Science Division, in collaboration with the Imperial College London and MicroLink Devices, Inc., Niles, Ill., have proposed a novel triple-junction solar cell with the potential to break the 50 percent conversion efficiency barrier, which is the current goal in multi-junction photovoltaic development.

Avoiding Traps In Plastic Electronics
2012-07-30 09:01:59

Plastic electronics hold the promise of cheap, mass-produced devices.

Topological Insulators Open a Path to Room-Temperature Spintronics
2012-05-15 07:34:05

Berkeley Lab researchers and their colleagues demonstrate unique new materials for innovative electronic and magnetic applications

2012-02-21 23:10:02

Solar cells, light emitting diodes, displays and other electronic devices could get a bump in performance because of a discovery at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that establishes new boundaries for controlling band gaps.

2011-04-12 11:24:21

'Quantum coaxial cable' nanostructure efficiently harvests visible wavelength light using stable, high bandgap semiconductors.

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2011-01-31 09:24:52

Smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips could be made using molybdenite, a material developed in Switzerland.

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2011-01-26 10:01:59

Solar cells are made from semiconductors whose ability to respond to light is determined by their band gaps (energy gaps).


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