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Research turns theories about superconductivity temperature on their head

25 August, 2016

The IBS Centre for Correlated Electron Systems (CCES) has revised existing theories to explain the working mechanism of iron-based superconductors.

Graphene research receives $5.3 million boost

09 May, 2016

Australian innovation has been given a boost, with the University of Adelaide awarded $2.6 million in federal funding to establish the Australian Research Centre (ARC) Research Hub for Graphene Enabled Industry Transformation.

Optoelectronic devices heat up

18 March, 2016

New transatlantic research has created materials that enable the manipulation of excitons at room temperature — a previously unthinkable feat. The research has the potential to facilitate the creation of a new generation of optoelectronic devices.

Scientists prove new potential for silicon chips

29 February, 2016

Scientists have proven a link between silicon chips and 'rare-earth' metals used in internet signalling.

Conductivity on the edge of graphene

26 August, 2014

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory have discovered that the conductivity at the edges of graphene devices is different to that of the central material.

Cypress PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit development board

01 January, 2014

The PSoC 4 Pioneer Kit is an easy-to-use development platform enabling the user to create various designs. Featuring a member of the PSoC 4200 range, the kit provides the power of an ARM Cortex-M0 combined with the fully customisable analog and digital fabric of the PSoC.

FTDI Chip USB-DUO USB-to-RS232 kit

05 September, 2013

FTDI Chip, through its X-Chip series, has now added USB-to-RS232 interfacing to its portfolio of semiconductor solutions.

Knocking down microelectronics barriers

08 March, 2013

Working together, DARPA and key companies from the semiconductor and defence industries are establishing the Semiconductor Technology Advanced Research Network (STARnet). This effort will support large university communities to look beyond the current evolutionary directions and make the discoveries that will drive technology innovation beyond what can be imagined for electronics today.

New 2D material for next-generation, high-speed electronics

11 January, 2013

Australian scientists have produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionise the electronics market, making ‘nano’ more than just a marketing term. Made of layers of molybdenum oxides crystals, the new material has unique properties that encourage the free flow of electrons at ultrahigh speeds and overcomes the limitations of graphene.

Research discovery could revolutionise semiconductor manufacture

03 December, 2012

A new method of manufacturing the smallest structures in electronics could make their manufacture thousands of times quicker, allowing for cheaper semiconductors. The findings have been published in the latest issue of Nature.

Flexible, low-voltage circuits using CdSe nanocrystals

28 November, 2012

With the combination of flexibility, relatively simple fabrication processes and low power requirements, CdSe nanocrystal circuits could pave the way for new kinds of devices and pervasive sensors.

Development of novel conduction control technique for graphene

23 November, 2012

Researchers have developed a novel technique for controlling the electrical conductivity of graphene.

Microelectronic circuit fabrication

16 November, 2012

A technique for measuring the stress in chips during production is now available. The resulting information could enable miniature but robust semiconductor devices.

Carbon devices are poised to replace and outperform silicon

16 November, 2012

Ten thousand working transistors placed on a single chip using standard semiconductor processes.

Ultrafast optical amplifier

11 October, 2012

Silicon and erbium-doped material offers high optical bandwidth and amplification properties.

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