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Moving closer to completely optical artificial neural network

2 hours 49 min ago
Researchers have shown that it is possible to train artificial neural networks directly on an optical chip.

Future electronic components to be printed like newspapers

2 hours 49 min ago
A new manufacturing technique uses a process similar to newspaper printing to form smoother and more flexible metals for making ultrafast electronic devices.

Engineers develop world's most efficient semiconductor for thermal management

3 hours 53 min ago
Working to address 'hotspots' in computer chips that degrade their performance, engineers have developed a new semiconductor material, defect-free boron arsenide, that is more effective at drawing and dissipating waste heat than any other known semiconductor or metal materials.

Researchers make and test atom-thick boron's unique domains

Tue, 2018-07-17 02:15
Defects are often observed when making borophene, the single-atom form of boron, but unlike in other two-dimensional materials, these mismatched lattices can assemble into ordered structures that preserve the material's metallic nature and electronic properties.

Electronic stickers to streamline large-scale 'internet of things'

Tue, 2018-07-17 02:15
Researchers have developed a new fabrication method that makes tiny, thin-film electronic circuits peelable from a surface. The technique not only eliminates several manufacturing steps and the associated costs, but also allows any object to sense its environment or be controlled through the application of a high-tech sticker.

How to build efficient organic solar cells

Mon, 2018-07-16 21:15
Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells.

New molecular structures in boron-based nanoclusters

Fri, 2018-07-13 00:04
Researchers have shown that clusters of boron and lanthanide atoms form interesting 'inverse sandwich' structures that could be useful as molecular magnets.

Electrical contact to molecules in semiconductor structures established for the first time

Thu, 2018-07-12 19:34
Electrical circuits are constantly being scaled down and extended with specific functions. A new method now allows electrical contact to be established with simple molecules on a conventional silicon chip. The technique promises to bring advances in sensor technology and medicine.

Using light for next-generation data storage

Wed, 2018-07-11 19:01
Tiny, nano-sized crystals of salt encoded with data using light from a laser could be the next data storage technology of choice, following new research.

High-power thermoelectric generator utilizes thermal difference of only 5ºC

Fri, 2018-07-06 18:47
Researchers have designed and successfully developed a high-power, silicon-nanowire thermoelectric generator which, at a thermal difference of only 5ºC, could drive various IoT devices autonomously in the near future.

Ultra-thin sensor makes inflammation testing and curing 30 times faster

Fri, 2018-07-06 18:46
Researchers have developed a real-time ultraflexible sensor that makes inflammation testing and curing 30 times faster.

Heat-conducting crystals could help computer chips keep their cool

Fri, 2018-07-06 00:13
As consumers demand smaller, faster and more powerful electronic devices that draw more current and generate more heat, the issue of heat management is reaching a bottleneck. Researchers have created a potential solution -- boron arsenide crystals with high thermal conductivity, which might be used in future electronics to help keep devices from overheating.
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