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Piezoelectricity in 2-D semiconductor holds promise for future MEMS

A door has been opened to low-power off/on switches in micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and nanoelectronic devices, as well as ultrasensitive bio-sensors, with the first observation of ...

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Atom-thick CCD could capture images: Scientists develop two-dimensional, light-sensitive material

An atomically thin material developed at Rice University may lead to the thinnest-ever imaging platform.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from

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Researchers use new technique to quantify the electrostatic contribution to the transition state of enzymatic reactions

(—A team of researchers working at Stanford University has used a new technique to help further understand the electrostatic contribution to the transition state of enzymatic reactions. ...

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New Chip Points the Way beyond Silicon

Germanium could be the next great chip material after silicon's limits have been reached.The first sophisticated electronic circuits made from germanium, a promising alternative to silicon, ...

Fri 19 Dec 14 from MIT Technology Review

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Electric field switching of ferromagnetism at room temperature

In a development that holds promise for future magnetic memory and logic devices, researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) ...

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Researchers glimpse pathway of sunlight to electricity

Four pulses of laser light on nanoparticle photocells in a University of Oregon spectroscopy experiment has opened a window on how captured sunlight can be converted into electricity.

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Novel microscopy pencils patterns in polymers at the nanoscale

Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have used advanced microscopy to carve out nanoscale designs on the surface of a new class of ionic polymer materials for ...

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Researchers generate tunable photon-pair spectrum using a room-temperature quantum optics silicon chip

A team of researchers from the University of California, San Diego have demonstrated a way to emit and control quantum light generated using a chip made from silicon—one of the most widely used ...

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UT Dallas Professor Elected to National Academy of Inventors

Dr. James Coleman's contributions have impacted the processes and materials used in creating semiconductor structures and photonics.

Fri 19 Dec 14 from Newswise

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