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Nanoscale Photodetector Promises a Next Generation of Photonic Circuits

Device using a silver nanowire can produce a current from light, promsiing a new generation of photonic circuits

10 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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Researchers design material that more effectively slows light

Researchers at The University of Alabama designed and made a material that manipulates the speed of light in a new, more effective way than previous methods, according to findings recently published ...

Tue 6 Oct 15 from

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Organic semiconductors get weird at the edge

As the push for tinier and faster electronics continues, a new finding by scientists at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Monash University could help inform the design of the next ...

Tue 6 Oct 15 from

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Ultrathin transistor can be turned on with a tiny voltage

New tunnelling device gets around fundamental limit on performance

12 hours ago from Physics World

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Liquid cooling moves onto the chip for denser electronics

Using microfluidic passages cut directly into the backsides of production field-programmable gate array (FPGA) devices, Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are putting liquid cooling ...

Mon 5 Oct 15 from

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Graphene teams up with two-dimensional crystals for faster data communications

Ultra-fast detection of light lies at the heart of optical communication systems nowadays. Driven by the internet of things and 5G, data communication bandwidth is growing exponentially, thus ...

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Developing a nanoscale 'clutch'

A model microscopic system to demonstrate the transmission of torque in the presence of thermal fluctuations - necessary for the creation of a tiny 'clutch' operating at the nanoscale - has ...

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Brightness-equalized quantum dots improve biological imaging

Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have introduced a new class of light-emitting quantum dots (QDs) with tunable and equalized fluorescence brightness across a broad ...

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High-speed electron tomography sets new standards for 3-D images of the nanoworld

Scientists from the Ernst Ruska-Centre in Forschungszentrum Jülich used a transmission electron microscope to record almost 3500 images in 3.5 seconds for the reconstruction of a 3D electron ...

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