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Electrons can be manipulated with light

10 January, 2020

Researchers find a way of transporting electrons at times below the femtosecond range by manipulating them with light — which could have major implications for the future of data processing.

Zinc oxide nanowires enable cheaper, greener components

27 August, 2019

Due to their semiconductor properties, zinc oxide nanowires have potential applications in electronics and optics.

Straightening single-molecule nanowires improves conductivity

24 June, 2019

Forcing single-molecule nanowires to be flat significantly improved their conductivity compared with a twisted conformation.

Bent nanowires could be less likely to fail

31 May, 2019

Arranging silver nanowires in bent configurations may make them more durable and less likely to fail inside electronic devices.

New fabrication method for silk fibroin microelectronics

27 March, 2019

The technology for creating a biodegradable silk fibroin film allows microfabrication with polymer or metal structures manufactured from photolithography.

Patterning tiny devices with atomic precision

21 November, 2018

US scientists have discovered a more precise method to create nanosize electromechanical devices.

Optical calculator uses the power of light

07 August, 2018

A new type of nanowire-based nanostructure enables light to perform logic functions, allowing simple addition and subtraction operations.

Molecular electronics on the horizon

19 July, 2018

We may not be able to cram any more processing power into silicon-based computer chips, but we can make electronic devices 10 times smaller and use molecules to build electronic circuits instead.

Nanoscience company to produce super-strength carbons

29 June, 2018

The Ig Nobel Prize-winning Vortex Fluidic Device will be manufactured for commercial sales by newly formed nanoscience company 2D Fluidics.

Atom-thin nanowires efficiently convert heat to electricity

12 June, 2018

Researchers have found that the most effective thermoelectric materials can be realised by shaping them into the thinnest possible nanowires.

Controlling conductivity in carbon nanotubes

30 May, 2018

A South African PhD student has found ways to control the spin transport in networks of the smallest electrical conductor known to man — the carbon nanotube.

Avoiding the coffee ring effect in printed electronics

12 May, 2017

Japanese researchers have discovered a solution to a problem that occurs when printing words on electronics — the dreaded 'coffee ring effect'.

2D nanomaterials create printed electronics

12 April, 2017

Researchers have fabricated printed transistors consisting entirely of two-dimensional nanomaterials for the first time, in a breakthrough which combines exciting electronic properties with the potential for low-cost production.

Microbial nanowires for green electronics

26 January, 2017

Microbiologists have discovered a type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate their goal of developing sustainable conducting materials for the electronics industry.

Supersonic phenomena and nanoelectronics

28 October, 2016

Freak waves, as well as other less striking localised excitations, occur in nature at every scale. Now, European researchers have found that these phenomena could play a significant role at the quantum scale in nanoelectronics.

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