2D and 3D combo could keep Moore’s Law going

Using 2D materials and 3D integration practices could take integrated chips beyond their limits and keep Moore's Law going indefinitely, researchers say.

Sonia Fernandez-UCSB • futurity
Jan. 3, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: semiconductors electronics materials-science computers microchips science-and-technology

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 • futurity
Dec. 3, 2019 ~3 min

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

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 • futurity
July 23, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • futurity
April 11, 2019 ~6 min

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

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 • futurity
March 21, 2019 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Feb. 1, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: semiconductors nanotechnology microchips science-and-technology

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