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2011-09-06 Pumpable electrons to drive gasoline into oblivion?
Electronics is poised to replace the gas-guzzling internal combustion engine with electric motors driven by pumpable fuels that bear electrons as their active elements
2002-10-10 Plastic electrons spin for memory
Ohio State University researchers have made nearly all the moving electrons inside a sample of plastic spin in the same direction - an effect called spin polarization that could yield plastic memories.
2002-03-25 SEM and AFM: Complementary techniques for high resolution surface investigations
This application note provides a comparison of two imaging technologies: SEM and AFM. It also demonstrates how these techniques provide information to engineers which are complementary in nature.
2012-10-23 Princeton researchers close in on quantum computing
The technique developed by Princeton's researchers could help lead to larger quantum computing systems.
2007-07-30 University researchers demo advances in spintronics
A University of Delaware research group has demonstrated the electronic injection and detection of spin-polarized electronsthe first step towards the goal of spintronics.
2013-07-16 Understanding electron pairing in magnetic semiconductors
Researchers measured the energy required for electrons to pair up and how that energy varies with direction, and identified the factors needed for magnetically mediated superconductivity.
2014-03-25 Strain tunes surface electron states of TIs
Surface electrons behave like massless Dirac particles in a similar way to electrons in graphene, which make TIs a prime platform for the realisation of solid state quantum computing devices.
2014-08-12 Spintronics to optimise electronic devices
Unlike other concepts that harness electrons, spin current can transfer information without causing heat from the electric charge, which is a serious problem for current semiconductor devices.
2010-12-21 Spintronics to enable quantum data storage on individual atoms
University of Utah researchers demonstrated how to store quantum information on individual atoms, rather than electrons, via spintronics. They achieved a refresh time of 112 seconds—thousands of times longer than memorories storing information on electron spin—by reading and writing spin onto phosphorus atoms in a silicon substrate.
2011-03-24 Spintronic transistors seen in future PCs
Researchers can now align the magnetic "spins" of electrons in a silicon chip at room temperature, bringing devices that store data using the spin of electrons as well as their electrical charge closer to reality.
2014-02-10 Researchers highlight graphene's ballistic transport property
The study reveals that graphene nanoribbons act more like optical waveguides or quantum dots, allowing electrons to flow smoothly along the edges of the material to spawn innovative electronic devices.
2010-03-29 Researchers claim key to ultralow-power spintronics
A research team claims a spintronic breakthrough that encodes information on the spin of electrons, enabling ultralow-power operation for non-volatile circuitry that remembers its state even when turned off.
2013-04-24 Research shows how excess heat can power devices
A team of researchers from UCLA demonstrates how to add power to a spintronics device, which uses the spin of electrons for energy rather than their charge.
2013-09-09 Research brings practical spintronics closer to reality
A team of researchers at RIKEN Centre for Emergent Matter Science proposed a device that instead of moving electrons is able to transport information using electron spin over long distances.
2012-06-06 Rensselaer's solar tech increases conversion efficiency by 60%
The technology uses superconducting magnets to increase the efficiency of conversion from sunlight to electricity by stripping electrons from high-energy plasma jets.
2013-04-26 Open-shell PAHs gain attention of A*STAR researchers
The molecules consist of interlocked, benzene-like rings and contain unpaired electrons whose interactions make the compounds extremely responsive to light- and electron-based stimuli.
2006-02-07 Novel single-electron device formed, claims NIST
Engineers from NTT Corp. have produced a novel design of silicon transistor that is controlled by the motion of individual electrons, according to NIST.
2014-02-11 Graphene ribbons exhibit exceptional electrical conductivity
The graphene ribbons allow electrons to move freely without scattering and can transport electric current ballistically, that is, without encountering resistance within the material at room temperature.
2013-04-16 Germanium alternative to silicon in IC manufacturing
Chemists from Ohio State University developed a one-atom-thick sheet of germanium, and found that it conducts electrons more than 10x faster than silicon and 5x faster than conventional germanium.
2013-06-20 A*STAR research unveils polymer for OFET processing
The polymer inherently high carrier mobility and extraordinary air stability, and has specifically designed hydrogen bond interactions that create ordered networks for transporting electrons and holes.
2011-12-28 'Shadow state' ups solar cell efficiency
The quantum "shadow state" allows not only one but two high-energy electrons to be produced by optoelectronic energy conversion.
2004-09-24 Yale team builds chips for quantum computing
Demonstrating a new paradigm for quantum computing, Yale University researchers have built what they call QED IC to manipulate quantum bits.
2005-08-18 Y-shaped carbon nanotubes can switch
Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and Clemson University have discovered that specially synthesized carbon nanotube structures exhibit electronic properties that are improved over conventional transistors used in computers, according to UCSD.
2011-11-23 Will SSD go the distance?
Here's an overview of the SSD technology and how vendors have been able to improve its endurance and reliability to a level that meets enterprise requirements.
2002-06-04 Whitener to help cut the cost of solar cells
Researchers from Bath University are developing an alternative solar technology to silicon, and have turned to a chemical more commonly found in coffee whitener and toothpaste.
2003-02-17 Wavelength shifting hikes fiber capacity
An alternative to WDM is WSM, where channels may be safely multiplexed into a single fiber and demultiplexed into separate channels at the receiver.
2012-12-11 Waveguide enables 3D focusing of light
Caltech engineers have created a modified light-focusing device that may lead to applications in computing, communications, and imaging.
2011-04-29 Virus harnessing boosts solar cell efficiency
MIT researchers have concluded that harnessing a virus could boost the efficiency of dye-sensitized solar cells from under 8 percent to over 10.6 percent.
2003-02-17 Vendors look for more 'utility' in optical nets
Vendors claim that all-optical nets can cut operational expenses drastically, in part by allowing long-haul connections to travel like an express train, zipping past intermediate nodes without stopping.
2009-05-12 Vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) reference design for automotive applications
This application note describes a vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) and some ideal applications for the technology. The reference design shows how to use a MAX15005 power-supply controller in a flyback topology to obtain multiple output voltages for a vacuum fluorescent display.
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