A tiny bend gives semiconductors a big boost

Bending organic semiconductors can seriously up the speed of the electricity flowing through them, which could pave the way for better electronics.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Dec. 3, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electricity electronics materials-science semiconductors

2D materials insight opens door for next-gen devices

A visualization of the electronic structure of semiconductors made with 2D materials may pave the way for quantum computers and better mobile devices.

U. Washington | July 23, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science mobile-devices physics quantum-computers semiconductors

Quantum dots are just as awesome as we’d hoped

A new way to measure the efficiency of quantum dots could get them into things like solar cells and electronics faster.

Taylor Kubota-Stanford | April 11, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology electronics light quantum-dots semiconductors

Light from exotic crystals improves solar panels

Controlling light from exotic crystal semiconductors could pave the way for better solar panels, displays, and more.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | March 21, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment crystals materials-science renewable-energy semiconductors

Method makes better atom-thin ‘nanochips’ for less

A new process could bring down costs, raise quality, and allow for the mass production of nanochips.

Kathleen Hamilton-NYU | Feb. 1, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology microchips nanotechnology semiconductors

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