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Molecular circuitry: International team breaks one-diode-one resistor electronics

Tue, 2020-06-02 21:13
An international team has cracked a challenge that could herald a new era of ultra-high-density computing. For years engineers and scientists around the world have been trying to make smaller and faster electronics. Many teams are working on combining the diode and resistor into a single device. An international team of scientists and engineers have now done it.

Paper-thin gallium oxide transistor handles more than 8,000 volts

Sat, 2020-05-30 00:37
Electrical engineers created a gallium oxide-based transistor that can handle more than 8,000 volts. The transistor could lead to smaller and more efficient electronic systems that control and convert electric power -- a field of study known as power electronics -- in electric cars, locomotives and airplanes. In turn, this could help improve how far these vehicles can travel.

Researchers discover new high-pressure material and solve a periodic table puzzle

Sat, 2020-05-30 00:36
In the periodic table of elements there is one golden rule for carbon, oxygen, and other light elements. Under high pressures they have similar structures to heavier elements in the same group of elements. Only nitrogen always seemed unwilling to toe the line. However, high-pressure researchers have actually disproved this special status.

Configurable circuit technology poised to expand silicon photonic applications

Fri, 2020-05-29 01:35
Researchers have developed a new way to build power efficient and programmable integrated switching units on a silicon photonics chip. The new technology is poised to reduce production costs by allowing a generic optical circuit to be fabricated in bulk and then later programmed for specific applications such as communications systems, LIDAR circuits or computing applications.

Researchers boost microwave signal stability a hundredfold

Fri, 2020-05-22 00:48
Researchers have used state-of-the-art atomic clocks, advanced light detectors, and a measurement tool called a frequency comb to boost the stability of microwave signals 100-fold. This marks a giant step toward better electronics to enable more accurate time dissemination, improved navigation, more reliable communications and higher-resolution imaging for radar and astronomy.

'One-way' electronic devices enter the mainstream

Thu, 2020-05-21 20:55
Engineers are the first to build a high-performance non-reciprocal device on a compact chip with a performance 25 times better than previous work. The new chip, which can handle several watts of power (enough for cellphone transmitters that put out a watt or so of power), was the leading performer in a DARPA SPAR program to miniaturize these devices and improve performance metrics.

Novel device harnesses shadows to generate electricity

Thu, 2020-05-21 19:51
Researchers have created a device called a 'shadow-effect energy generator' that makes use of the contrast in illumination between lit and shadowed areas to generate electricity. This novel concept opens up new approaches in harnessing indoor lighting conditions to power electronics.

Researchers breaking new ground in materials science

Wed, 2020-05-20 22:20
A new study could usher in a revolutionary development in materials science, leading to big changes in the way companies create modern electronics.

Quantum leap: Photon discovery is a major step toward at-scale quantum technologies

Wed, 2020-05-20 22:19
A team of physicists has developed the first integrated photon source with the potential to deliver large-scale quantum photonics. The development of quantum technologies promises to have a profound impact across science, engineering and society. Quantum computers at scale will be able to solve problems intractable on even the most powerful current supercomputers, with many revolutionary applications, for example, in the design of new drugs and materials.
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