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Graphene and quantum dots put in motion a CMOS-integrated camera that can see the invisible

June 2, 2017 - 7:45am
Over the past 40 years, microelectronics have advanced by leaps and bounds thanks to silicon and CMOS (Complementary metal-oxide semiconductors) technology, making possible computing, smartphones, com...

Ag/ZnO-Nanorods Schottky diodes based UV-PDs are fabricated and tested

June 2, 2017 - 7:45am
In the recent past ZnO has emerged as a promising alternative to Si and GaN in devices like light-emitting diodes (LEDs), photodetectors, and optically pumped lasers for the UV region1-3. ZnO has seve...

New metamaterial-enhanced MRI technique tested on humans

May 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists from the Netherlands and Russia designed and tested a new metasurface-based technology for enhancing the local sensitivity of MRI scanners on humans for the first time. The metasurface cons...

Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques

May 31, 2017 - 7:45am
A research team led by Professor YongKeun Park of the Physics Department at KAIST has developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape of micros...

Unveiling the quantum necklace: Researchers simulate quantum necklace-like structures in superfluids

May 31, 2017 - 7:45am
The quantum world is both elegant and mysterious. It is a sphere of existence where the laws of physics experienced in everyday life are broken--particles can exist in two places at once, they can rea...

Researchers find new way to control light with electric fields

May 31, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers from North Carolina State University have discovered a technique for controlling light with electric fields.

Nanometrics Announces Retirement Plans of CEO Timothy Stultz: Dr. Stultz to Continue as Director

May 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanometrics Incorporated (NASDAQ:NANO), a leading provider of advanced process control systems, today announced that its president and chief executive officer, Dr. Timothy J. Stultz, has notified the...

Nanomechanics, Inc. to Exhibit at the SEM Conference: Nanoindentation experts will attend and exhibit their instruments at the Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics in Indianapolis

May 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Nanomechanics Inc., the world’s leading provider of nano-mechanical testing equipment, will exhibit at the annual Conference and Exposition on Experimental and Applied Mechanics on June 12-15, 2017. T...

Three-dimensional graphene: Experiment at BESSY II shows that optical properties are tuneable

May 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Carbon is a very versatile element. It not only forms diamonds, graphite, and coal, but can also take a planar form as a hexagonal matrix - graphene. This material, consisting of only a single atomic...

Leti to Demo 1st Wireless UNB Transceiver for ‘Massive Internet of Things’ at RFIC 2017 and IMS 2017: Leti Will also Present Three Papers & Two Workshops on 5G Communications IC Design, from RF to mm-Wave, During IMS 2017 and RFIC 2017 in Hawaii

May 27, 2017 - 7:45am
Leti, a technology research institute of CEA Tech, will demonstrate the world’s first wireless transceiver dedicated to ultra-narrow band (UNB) communication at the joint conferences of IEEE Radio Fre...

GLOBALFOUNDRIES and Chengdu Partner to Expand FD-SOI Ecosystem in China: More than $100M investment to establish a center of excellence for FDXTM FD-SOI design

May 27, 2017 - 7:45am
GLOBALFOUNDRIES and the Chengdu municipality today announced an investment to spur innovation in China’s semiconductor industry. The partners plan to build a world-class FD-SOI ecosystem including mul...

Zap! Graphene is bad news for bacteria: Rice, Ben-Gurion universities show laser-induced graphene kills bacteria, resists biofouling

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Scientists at Rice University and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) have discovered that laser-induced graphene (LIG) is a highly effective anti-fouling material and, when electrified, bacteria...

Leti Will Demo World’s-first WVGA 10-µm Pitch GaN Microdisplays for Augmented Reality Video at Display Week in Los Angles: Invited Paper also Will Present Leti’s Success with New Augmented Reality Technology That Reduces Pixel Pitch to Less than 5 Microns

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Extending its expertise in high-brightness microdisplay technology for augmented-reality and other applications, Leti will demonstrate the world’s first wide video graphic array (WVGA) GaN microdispla...

Sensors detect disease markers in breath

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
A small, thin square of an organic plastic that can detect disease markers in breath or toxins in a building’s air could soon be the basis of portable, disposable sensor devices. By riddling the thin...

Graphene-nanotube hybrid boosts lithium metal batteries: Rice University prototypes store 3 times the energy of lithium-ion batteries

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Rice University scientists have created a rechargeable lithium metal battery with three times the capacity of commercial lithium-ion batteries by resolving something that has long stumped researchers:...

Plasmon-powered upconversion nanocrystals for enhanced bioimaging and polarized emission: Plasmonic gold nanorods brighten lanthanide-doped upconversion superdots for improved multiphoton bioimaging contrast and enable polarization-selective nonlinear emi

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Lanthanide-doped upconversion nanocrystals (UCNCs) have recently found great potential in the applications of near-infrared bioimaging and nonlinear optoelectronic devices due to their tunable spectra...

Stanford scientists use nanotechnology to boost the performance of key industrial catalyst

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
A tiny amount of squeezing or stretching can produce a big boost in catalytic performance, according to a new study led by scientists at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory.

Oddball enzyme provides easy path to synthetic biomaterials

May 25, 2017 - 7:45am
Materials scientists have written the recipe on how to use an oddball enzyme to build new biomaterials out of DNA. The work provides instructions for researchers the world over to build self-assemblin...

The brighter side of twisted polymers: Conjugated polymers designed with a twist produce tiny, brightly fluorescent particles with broad applications

May 23, 2017 - 7:45am
A strategy to produce highly fluorescent nanoparticles through careful molecular design of conjugated polymers has been developed by KAUST researchers. Such tiny polymer-based particles could offer al...

Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

May 23, 2017 - 7:45am
Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to make them more reliable and last longer.