Keyword: Semiconductors

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Briefs: Lighting
Researchers have developed a colloidal synthesis method for alkaline earth chalcogenides. This method allows them to control the size of the nanocrystals in the material.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Bulky, heavy LiDAR systems in self-driving cars could be replaced with a single chip.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

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Briefs: Materials

Scientists discovered a new platform for quantum technologies by suspending two-dimensional (2D) crystals over pores in a slab of gold. When heated, the metal reflows to form a porous structure...

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Briefs: Communications

Light-emitting diode (LED)-based communications techniques allow computing devices, including cellphones, to communicate with one another using infrared light. However, LED...

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Briefs: Test & Measurement

Engineers have remotely determined the temperature beneath the surface of certain materials using a new technique called depth thermography. The method may be useful in applications where...

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Technology Leaders: Test & Measurement
InGaAs is interesting, but is it useful?
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Briefs: Test & Measurement
The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.
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Q&A: Materials
Professor Jiwoong Park and his team have made a material that is crystalline in the X-Y direction, but amorphous in the Z direction.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
An ultra-small actuator has nanometer-scale precision.
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Articles: Software
Semiconductor companies are looking for better tools and practices to maximize the efficiency of their design-validation processes.
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Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Incorporating semiconductor components, microscopic robots are made to walk with standard electronic signals.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Growing large-area graphene on optical substrates enables use in photonics devices.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The approach achieves near 100% light emission efficiency at all brightness levels.
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Briefs: Energy
A new imaging method allows researchers to see inside complex semiconductors, without destroying them.
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Briefs: Materials
This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.
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Briefs: Energy
The tough circuits could withstand the grueling demands of energy production, space exploration, and more.
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Briefs: Energy
The technology could help computers process visual information more like the human brain.
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Briefs: Materials
Nearly 100% of all-carbon-based transistors are reclaimed while retaining future functionality of the materials.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
The device has applications in medical diagnostics and homeland security.
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Articles: Data Acquisition
As ICs continue to become smaller and chip complexity increases, manufacturers still need to ensure reliability to their customers.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Computations are done solely with beams of light.
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Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Invisible displays on walls and windows would be bright when turned on but invisible when turned off.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
This method could benefit next-generation electronics.
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Briefs: Electronics & Computers
A metal-organic framework does not contain cost-intensive raw materials and can be produced in bulk.
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Application Briefs: Test & Measurement

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...

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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
A new encapsulation technique protects electronic properties of sensitive materials.
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Briefs: Semiconductors & ICs
This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.
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Briefs: AR/AI
The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.
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