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Electronics & Semiconductors

A strategy to directly modulate the second-order optical susceptibility of monolayer molybdenum ditelluride

Nonlinear optics is a research field that explores how intense light interacts with matter. Typically, the optical response of materials is linearly associated with the amplitude of the electric field applied to them. At ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Molecular tweak boosts performance of organic semiconductors for flexible electronic devices

Adding a simple, sulfur-containing chemical group to a semiconducting molecule can dramatically boost the molecule's performance in a transistor, RIKEN chemists have found. This suggests that the properties of carbon-based ...

Robotics

Raspberry Pi announces Build HAT—an add-on device that uses Pi hardware to control LEGO Technic motors

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is announcing the release of Raspberry Pi Build HAT—an add-on device that allows users to use Raspberry Pi hardware to control LEGO Technic motors. On the Raspberry Pi News page, company rep ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Micron plans $150 bn push on domestic chip manufacturing, research

US semiconductor company Micron announced plans Wednesday to invest $150 billion over the next decade on manufacturing and research, including potential production capacity in its home country.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Welcoming composite inks into the fold

A screen-printing approach to creating foldable circuits could make many functional devices easier and cheaper to mass produce.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Chemists' dye method holds promise for long-term data storage

In the digital age, every byte of data needs to go somewhere—and preferably stay there a long time. That last part is a major problem when it comes to data-storage systems, which typically last less than 20 years. A group ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Modeling MOSFET behavior using automatic differentiation

Scientists from Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST) used the mathematical method called automatic differentiation to find the optimal fit of experimental data up to four times faster. This research can be applied ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

New catalyst improves waste water conversion to clean energy

A new generation of high performance catalysts developed by a team led by University of Adelaide scientists will improve the efficiency of using urea loaded waste water to generate clean energy.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Towards more energy-efficient 2D semiconductor devices

According to researchers from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), a recently discovered family of two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors could pave the way for high-performance and energy-efficient electronics. ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

GaN-on-diamond semiconductor material that is stable to 1,000 C

The need for more powerful electronic devices in today's society is curtailed by our ability to produce highly conductive semiconductors that can withstand the harsh, high temperature fabrication processes of high-powered ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Helping semiconductors find a cooler way to relax

Bandgap engineering can improve the performance of optoelectronic devices that aim to harness the energy of "hot" electrons, research from KAUST shows.

Engineering

Researchers developing air quality sensors to detect COVID-19

In the not-so-distant-future, Pratim Biswas envisions a time when people can measure their risk of catching COVID-19 in all sorts of environments—like restaurants, doctor's offices, and hospitals—by simply wearing a small ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

Ultrasonic social distancing

Social distancing has been a critical component of the world's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The idea being that keeping physical apart from other people will reduce the risk of a person spreading the respiratory virus ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

'Charging room' system powers lights, phones, laptops without wires

In a move that could one day free the world's countertops from their snarl of charging cords, researchers at the University of Michigan and University of Tokyo have developed a system to safely deliver electricity over the ...

Hardware

New design kit opens door to next generation of chips

Researchers from NC State University and Synopsys are unveiling a new computer chip design kit to facilitate the development of new chips – and are making it freely available in order to encourage growth and innovation ...