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Dietary fibre purifies carbon nanotubes

15 November, 2019

The method could be upscaled for manufacturing purified batches of single-wall carbon nanotubes for use in high-performance electronic devices.

Instabilities found on common semiconductor material

13 November, 2019

It turns out that the surface of a commonly used compound semiconductor material — gallium arsenide (GaAs) — is not as stable as previously thought.

Silicon III-V chips could be commercially manufactured

11 November, 2019

Researchers have announced a commercially viable way to manufacture integrated Silicon III-V chips with high-performance III-V devices inserted into their design.

Sound waves control quantum information in a single electron

01 November, 2019

Researchers sent high-frequency sound waves across a modified semiconductor device to direct the behaviour of a single electron, with efficiencies in excess of 99%.

A new candidate for n‑type semiconductors

24 September, 2019

Scientists have produced a novel organic substance that can potentially be adapted to form an n-type semiconductor, with wide-ranging applications in the field of electronics.

Semiconducting polymers could be used in organic electronics

20 August, 2019

Scientists have modified a previous synthesis method to create a new semiconducting polymer with remarkable properties that could be used in organic electronic devices.

Electrical gating visualised in microelectronic devices

24 July, 2019

Physicists have developed a new technique to measure the energy and momentum of electrons in operating microelectronic devices made of atomically thin, two-dimensional materials.

Renesas Electronics RV1S9x60A photocouplers

24 July, 2019

Renesas Electronics has announced the RV1S9x60A family of 15 Mbps photocouplers, designed to withstand the harsh operating environments of industrial and factory automation equipment.

Ultrafast semiconductor devices exploit photoelectric effect

22 July, 2019

Researchers have created an ultrafast and highly sensitive 'avalanche photodiode' (APD) that generates less electronic noise than its silicon rivals.

High-frequency transmission line based on graphene

14 May, 2019

South Korean researchers have developed a graphene-based high-performance transmission line with a faster operating speed than those using existing metals.

Australian researchers create artificial graphene

16 April, 2019

A combination of nanofabrication techniques and conventional semiconductor materials has been used to engineer an artificial version of graphene — one which can be manufactured on an industrial scale.

Stacking 2D materials changes their properties

20 March, 2019

When two atomically thin materials like graphene are stacked on top of each other, their properties change and a material with novel hybrid properties emerges.

New material to replace silicon-based power electronics

30 January, 2019

In the foreseeable future, electronic components based on silicon will no longer be able to meet industrial requirements.

Doubling the efficiency of organic electronics

17 January, 2019

Researchers have made a breakthrough in efficiency that has the potential to benefit technologies including OLED displays, plastic-based solar cells and bioelectronics.

Part-organic semiconductor could enable bendable phones

08 October, 2018

A new semiconductor can convert electricity into light very efficiently — and is thin and flexible enough to help make mobile phones bendable.

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