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Energy is absorbed in the diamond through a process called inelastic scattering, which is used to generate electricity.
Briefs: Nanotechnology
Printable Chemical Nanosensor
This integrated nanosensor is printed on a daughter board using 3D printing techniques.

Rectennas convert electromagnetic fields at optical frequencies directly to electrical current. Optical rectennas operate by coupling light’s electromagnetic field to an...

The stretchable sensor has applications in environmental monitoring and healthcare.
Compared to a LED, the omnidirectional laser light is much brighter and better defined.
A technique enables manufacturing of minuscule robots by interlocking multiple materials in a complex way.
Inspired by the squid's color-changing chromatophore, Rutgers engineers set out to create an artificial one.
INSIDER: Electronics & Computers
Clean, Limitless Power from Graphene

A team of University of Arkansas physicists has successfully developed a circuit capable of capturing graphene’s thermal motion and converting it into an electrical current.

Researchers at the University of Nottingham have cracked the conundrum of how to use inks to 3D-print novel electronic devices with useful properties, such as an...

Field Effect Transistors (FET) are the core building blocks of modern electronics such as integrated circuits, computer CPUs, and display backplanes....

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Nanoscale Thermal Switches
These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
E-Tongue Nanosensor Array
The technology detects the presence of one or more specific chemical components in a liquid.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Using Silicon for Battery Anodes
A nanostructure design lends extraordinary strength to a promising storage ingredient.
Tiny aircraft that weigh as much as a fruit fly could serve as Martian atmospheric probes.
A nanoLED has up to 1,000 times the brightness of conventional submicron-sized LEDs.
Neuromorphic computing uses memristors that could function and operate like real brain synapses.

Researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed the world’s smallest ultrasound detector. Based on...

The proliferation and miniaturization of electronics in devices, wearables, medical implants, and other applications has...

For a long time, something important has been regularly neglected in electronics. If you want to make electronic components smaller and smaller, you also need the right insulator materials. This...

Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Nanomaterial Gives Robots Chameleon Skin
Features include unusual color changes and high touch sensitivity.
The ultra-light robotic insect can be folded or crushed, yet continues to move.
The newest version of these combs could revolutionize clocks, telescopes, and telecommunications.
Pop-up miniature electronics based on the Japanese art of kirigami can be repeatedly compressed.
Aerogels based on cellulose nanofibers can effectively shield electromagnetic radiation over a wide frequency range.
A remote forest fire detection and alarm system is powered by nothing but the movement of trees in the wind.
One unexpected application for spider silk is its use in the creation of biocompatible lenses.

A team of Brown University physicists has developed a new type of compact, ultra-sensitive magnetometer, 20 times more sensitive than many traditional sensors. The...

Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is...

Briefs: Electronics & Computers
Spreadable Way to Stabilize Solid-State Batteries
A “butter-like” interlayer material boosts current density and increases safety.
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