Keyword: Semiconductors

Briefs: Energy
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
Briefs: Lighting
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
Briefs: Materials
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
Briefs: Transportation
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
Briefs: Wearables
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
Articles: Data Acquisition
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
Briefs: Test & Measurement
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
Application Briefs: Imaging

Thin films and engineered surfaces are used in a myriad of applications including semiconductor electronics, data storage, and precision optics. In many cases, surface roughness and...

Briefs: Energy
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Applications include optical data transfer, infrared and night-vision systems, environmental sensors, and breath analysis for medical diagnosis.
Briefs: Materials
The material combines two polymers with different properties.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
A highly sensitive, CMOS-compatible, broadband photodetector was created by tailoring material defects.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
It can be used both in small, portable devices for field inspections and in very large detectors that use arrays of crystals.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
This work could accelerate the development of flexible electronics.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The bus is designed for high-frequency, high-temperature operation in electric drive systems and next-generation power electronics.
Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This new understanding can help chip manufacturers find ways to better diffuse the heat that leads to device damage and decreased device lifespans.
Q&A: Photonics/Optics
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Ultra-thin SiC microstructures enable batch fabrication of MEMS, NEMS, pressure sensors, and biosensors.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology provides simultaneous ohmic contacts and the process to make them.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This technology could lead to the creation of fully functional quantum computers.

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