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2013-12-10 Reducing coal to numerous graphene quantum dots
Researchers from Rice University created a simple method for mass-producing graphene quantum dots from coal that could be used in medical imaging as well as sensing, electronic and PV applications.
2014-10-14 Radical polymers bring novel benefits to PV cells, batteries
Purdue University researchers developed an emerging class of electrically conductive plastics that promise transparent solar cells and ultrathin antistatic coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft.
2010-03-24 Quantum films to displace CMOS sensors in digicams?
Quantum films can image scenes with more pixel resolution, offering 4x better sensitivity for ultrahigh-resolution sensors that are cheaper to manufacture, according to InVisage Inc.
2014-11-06 Quantum dot LED 3D printed using five various materials
Exhibiting pure and tunable colour emission properties, the QD-LED demonstrates that diverse classes of materials can be 3D printed and fully integrated into device components with active properties.
2002-03-08 Plastic Logic, CDT to cooperate in polymer organic electronics development
Plastic Logic Ltd has signed a deal with light emitting polymer provider Cambridge Display Technology to cooperate in polymer organic electronics development.
2013-04-29 Piezotronic transistors turn motion to electronic signals
Researchers from Georgia Tech used bundles of vertical zinc oxide nanowires to create transistors that could could help give robots a more adaptive tactile imaging.
2013-09-17 Physicists create polymer with tunable colours for white OLED
University of Utah physicists inserted platinum metal atoms at different intervals along a chain-like organic polymer, allowing the plastic-like polymer to emit light of different colours.
2012-10-12 Photonic gels boast numerous applications
The thin colour-changing films may serve as part of inexpensive sensors for food spoilage or security, multi-band optical elements in laser-driven systems and in high-contrast displays.
2011-01-21 Oxford PV creates printable, low-cost solar cell
Oxford Photovoltaics’s solid-state dye-sensitized solar cells can be manufactured at low-cost and scaled to any volume. Replacing the liquid electrolyte with a solid organic semiconductor, the new technology enables entire solar modules to be screen printed onto glass or other surfaces.
2003-01-03 Organic displays near critical mass
Organic polymers are expected to play a larger role soon in enabling flexible color displays for computers, comms devices and consumer electronics.
2015-12-22 Novel power source targets wearable electronics
Case Western Reserve University researchers developed flexible wire-shaped microsupercapacitors that can be woven into a jacket, shirt or dress.
2006-08-21 NIST scientists release update on bistable atomic switch research
NIST scientists injected a charge that switched a single cobalt atom between two locations on a crystalline substrate. This single-atom oscillator development could become the basis for a future bistable atomic switch.
2014-05-07 NiHITP possesses bandgap that sidelines graphene
The nickel hexa-imino-triphenylene exemplifies the same good properties as graphene. It is tunable by controlled chemical modification that alters their electronic properties in a systematic manner.
2015-06-26 Nanowires afford LEDs better light, energy-savings
Denmark's Niels Bohr Institute researchers studied nanowires using X-ray microscopy and were able to pinpoint exactly how the nanowire should be designed to give the best properties.
2013-03-13 Nanowire phototransistors push device miniaturisation
A research team from Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has developed high-performance organic phototransistors based on single-crystalline n-channel organic nanowires.
2014-07-04 Nanoholes improve nanowire-based solar cells
Singapore researchers found a way to increase the cost-effectiveness of photovoltaic devices by improving the manufacturing of silicon nanoholes.
2009-06-02 Nanocrystals key to sub-32nm optical litho
Pixelligent Technologies LLC claim to have developed a nanocrystalline material that can enhance the resolution of existing photolithography equipment to below 32nm.
2003-10-24 Motorola Labs focuses on faster, smaller transistors
Scientists at Motorola Labs are researching ways to improve control in the growth of carbon nanotubes that can make transistors smaller and faster.
2011-03-31 MEMS-over-CNT memory claims greater energy efficiency
A non-volatile memory with superior energy efficiency compared with existing storage devices can be developed via a mechanical method combined with the benefits of nanotechnology.
2004-10-08 Low-temp polymer nanotubes foretell plastic circuits
Chemists at Central Michigan University have grown carbon nanotubes at a record-low 175C using a polymer type known as dendrimers as the substrate.
2011-12-21 Low-cost technique targets flexible electronics
Solution-based processing technology pushes for smart applications with stretchable and plastic backplanes.
2015-04-22 Is resistive RAM the next NVM star?
Resistive RAM features low power consumption and a small cell areaboth compelling reasons for their adoption as a non-volatile memory.
2012-11-30 Improve efficiency of photovoltaic systems
Learn about the overall design of PV systems, along with new semiconductor advances that provide designers with the best tools for developing PV inverters.
2010-11-26 IEDM zooms in on energy saving
One keynote speaker will argue that the biggest potential for energy savings lies in the way we use our available energy, and that state-of-the-art power semiconductors and circuitry can help reduce losses along the entire electrical energy chain.
2014-07-04 IBM rushes to perfect 1.4nm transistor channels
Moore's Law is not yet dead and the tech giant is racing to come up with 1.4nm transistor channels with an approach that uses multiple carbon nanotubes, which it has until 2020 to perfect.
2012-11-01 IBM research opens path for smaller computer chips
The research demonstrates initial steps towards commercial fabrication of carbon nanotubes as a successor to silicon, leading to more powerful and smaller ICs.
2004-03-22 IBM develops cheap method for making semiconductors
A team of researchers at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center has developed a simple and low-cost process of making extraordinarily thin-films of semiconductor materials that allows electrical charges to move about 10 times more.
2013-06-20 Hybrid nanostructures push dev't of high performance devices
A*STAR researchers said the self-assembling nanostructures, made by depositing ultrasmall objects with different properties on nanowire surfaces, target high-sensitivity sensors and solar cells.
2014-11-14 How to move one-atom-thin films with no cracks
A novel method to transfer atomically thin semiconductor films is said to be much faster than existing ones and can perfectly execute transfer from one substrate to others without cracks, wrinkles and residues.
2006-07-01 Here comes the sun
Sticker shock at the gas pumps combined with concerns over the diminishing supply of non-renewable energy sources like coal, oil and natural gas have added new urgency to the search for alternatives.
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