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Danish breakthrough brings futuristic electronics a step nearer

CHEMISTRY RESEARCH When researchers dream about electronics of the future, they more or less dream of pouring liquids into a beaker, stirring them together and decanting a computer out...

New micro-supercapacitor structure inspired by the intricate design of leaves

Researchers have devised a new technique for creating  a solid-state micro-supercapacitor  that delivers high electrochemical performance.   There was a time during...

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances

Engineers at Oregon State University have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature.   There...

Researchers Create Transparent, Stretchable Conductors Using Nano-Accordion Structure

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created stretchable, transparent conductors that work because of the structures’ “nano-accordion” design. The conductors could be used in a...

Basel physicists develop efficient method of signal transmission from nanocomponents

Physicists have developed an innovative method that could enable the efficient use of nanocomponents in electronic circuits. To achieve this, they have developed a layout in which a...

Wearables may get boost from boron-infused graphene

A microsupercapacitor designed by scientists at Rice University that may find its way into personal and even wearable electronics is getting an upgrade. The laser-induced graphene device...

Nano piano's lullaby could mean storage breakthrough

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have demonstrated the first-ever recording of optically encoded audio onto a non-magnetic plasmonic nanostructure, opening the...

High performance, lightweight supercapacitor electrodes of the future

Researchers from the S.N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences, India, have developed a novel supercapacitor electrode based on a hybrid nanostructure made from a hybrid nickel oxide-iron...

Nano-switch snakes electrons across graphene

Physicists at the University of Basel have shown for the first time that electrons in graphene can be moved along a predefined path. This movement occurs entirely without loss and could provide...

One-atom-thin silicon transistors hold promise for super-fast computing

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin's Cockrell School of Engineering have created the first transistors made of silicene, the world’s thinnest silicon material. Their research...

Graphene displays clear prospects for flexible electronics

Semi-transparent, flexible electronics are no longer just science-fiction thanks to graphene’s unique properties, University of Manchester researchers have found.   Published in...

Team led by UCLA and Columbia engineers uses disorder to control light on a nanoscale

A breakthrough by a team of researchers from UCLA, Columbia University and other institutions could lead to the more precise transfer of information in computer chips, as well as new types of...

The latest fashion: graphene edges can be tailor-made

Theoretical physicists at Rice University are living on the edge as they study the astounding properties of graphene. In a new study, they figure out how researchers can fracture graphene...

Graphene enables all-electrical control of energy flow from light emitters

At the heart of lasers, displays and other light-emitting devices lies the emission of photons. Electrically controlled modulation of this emission is of great importance in applications such...

Self-destructive effects of magnetically-doped ferromagnetic topological insulators

The discovery of 'topologically protected' electrical conductivity on the surface of some materials whose bulk interior acts as an insulator was among the most sensational advances in the last...

Euro project turns food waste into graphene

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into graphene and renewable hydrogen.   The project, entitled...

Graphene plasmons go ballistic

Plasmons guided by graphene are remarkable: they can be confined to length scales of nanometers - up to 200 times below the wavelength of light. An important hurdle until now has been the rapid...

Nanoscale resistors for quantum devices

Researchers from the London Centre for Nanotechnology have made new compact, high-value resistors for nanoscale quantum circuits. The resistors could speed the development of quantum devices...

Researchers develop world’s thinnest electric generator

Researchers from Columbia Engineering and the Georgia Institute of Technology have made the first experimental observation of piezoelectricity and the piezotronic effect in an atomically thin...

Nanotechnology research recognised for making everyday easier

Hi Everybody, I would recommend you take a look at this short (video) interview on BBC Scotland  - it's good to see the works of Douglas Paul & co-workers (at Glasgow Uni) being...
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