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2010-11-10 14:22:27

New ultra-clean nanowires produced at the Nano-Science Center, University of Copenhagen will have a central role in the development of new high-efficiency solar cells and electronics on a nanometer scale. PhD student Peter Krogstrup, Niels Bohr Institute, in collaboration with a number of well-known researchers and the company SunFlake A/S, is behind the breakthrough. The new findings have recently been published in the prestigious journal Nano Letters. Nanowires are one-dimensional...

2010-11-10 09:46:00

GENEVA, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a leader in automotive ICs and in MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) sensors, has introduced a new family of high-g acceleration sensors for advanced airbag systems. These micro-machined devices detect the rapid deceleration of the vehicle during a crash and send instant information to the airbag control unit. Airbag-system manufacturers will benefit from the strong combination of ST's leadership in MEMS with its...

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2010-11-08 15:50:00

Blinking numbers on a liquid-crystal display (LCD) often indicate that a device's clock needs resetting. But in the laboratory of Zhong Lin Wang at Georgia Tech, the blinking number on a small LCD signals the success of a five-year effort to power conventional electronic devices with nanoscale generators that harvest mechanical energy from the environment using an array of tiny nanowires. In this case, the mechanical energy comes from compressing a nanogenerator between two fingers, but it...

2010-10-26 23:01:00

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne and IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced a major research initiative, with several leading academic and corporate research organizations across Europe, to address the alarming growth of energy consumption by electronic devices, ranging from mobile phones to laptops to televisions to supercomputers. The research project, called Steeper, aims to increase the energy efficiency of these devices, when active,...

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2010-10-26 14:17:05

Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Use Water to Open, Tune Graphene's Band Gap Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute developed a new method for using water to tune the band gap of the nanomaterial graphene, opening the door to new graphene-based transistors and nanoelectronics. By exposing a graphene film to humidity, Rensselaer Professor Nikhil Koratkar and his research team were able to create a band gap in graphene "” a critical prerequisite to creating...

2010-10-19 17:10:25

Twisting spires, concentric rings, and gracefully bending petals are a few of the new three-dimensional shapes that University of Michigan engineers can make from carbon nanotubes using a new manufacturing process. The process is called "capillary forming," and it takes advantage of capillary action, the phenomenon at work when liquids seem to defy gravity and travel up a drinking straw of their own accord. The new miniature shapes, which are difficult if not impossible to build using any...

2010-10-19 08:00:00

DRESDEN, Germany, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- SEMICON EUROPA -- EV Group (EVG), a leading supplier of wafer-bonding and lithography equipment for the advanced semiconductor and packaging, MEMS, silicon-on-insulator (SOI) and emerging nanotechnology markets, today announced the latest addition to its industry-leading EVG500 Series of permanent wafer bonding systems. The new three-chamber EVG520L3 wafer bonding system builds on the series' proven strengths in temperature control, piston force...

2010-10-14 13:41:03

Scientists at the University of Leeds have perfected a new technique that allows them to make molecular nanowires out of thin strips of ring-shaped molecules known as discotic liquid crystals (DLCs). The findings could be an important step in the development of next generation electronic devices, such as light-harvesting cells and low-cost biosensors that could be used to test water quality in developing countries. DLCs are disk-shaped molecules that are one of the more promising candidates...

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2010-10-12 22:55:17

Rice University graduate student Jun Yao's research with silicon-oxide circuits could be a game-changer in nanoelectronicsTenacity, audacity, intuition, patience, a lot of talent and a little luck are healthy qualities for a young scientist. Jun Yao has them all.The fifth-year graduate student at Rice University believed so strongly in his discovery two years ago that he went to the mat for it.What Yao found could be a game-changer in the budding field of nanoelectronics. While working on a...

2010-10-12 15:01:36

Specialized bacterial filaments shown to conduct electricity Some bacteria grow electrical hair that lets them link up in big biological circuits, according to a University of Southern California biophysicist and his collaborators. The finding suggests that microbial colonies may survive, communicate and share energy in part through electrically conducting hairs known as bacterial nanowires. "This is the first measurement of electron transport along biological nanowires produced by bacteria,"...


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