March 10, 2014
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Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

Scientists have built the thinnest-known LED that can be used as a source of light energy in electronics. The LED is based off of two-dimensional, flexible semiconductors, making it possible to stack or use in much smaller and more diverse applications… Continue reading

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February 19, 2014
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Advance in energy storage could speed up development of next-gen electronics

Electronics are getting smaller all the time, but there’s a limit to how tiny they can get with today’s materials. Researchers now say, however, that they have developed a way to shrink capacitors — key components that store energy — even further, wh… Continue reading

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January 2, 2014
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Novel exfoliation method paves the way for two-dimensional materials to be used in printable photonics and electronics

Scientists have successfully developed a method to chemically exfoliate molybdenum disulfide crystals into high quality monolayer flakes, with higher yield and larger flake size than current methods. Continue reading

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September 18, 2013
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Beyond quantum simulation: Physicists create ‘crystal’ of spin-swapping ultracold molecules

Physicists have created a crystal-like arrangement of ultracold gas molecules that swap quantum “spin” properties with nearby and distant partners. The novel structure might be used to simulate or even invent new materials that derive exotic properties… Continue reading

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September 3, 2013
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Breakthrough could make electronics smaller and better: Surprising low-tech tool — Scotch tape — was key

Scientists have discovered a groundbreaking technique in manufacturing nanostructures that has the potential to make electrical and optical devices smaller and better than ever before. A surprising low-tech tool of Scotch Magic tape ended up being one … Continue reading

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August 29, 2013
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Why electrons pass through very tiny wires less smoothly than expected: Light shed on 20-year-old mystery

Scientists have found an explanation for a mystery that has been puzzling the physics community since 1995. They explain why electrons pass through very tiny wires (known as quantum point contacts) less smoothly than expected. The observations will affect electronics on a nanoscale: ‘Our thinking about this has been too naïve so far.’ Continue reading

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August 26, 2013
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Worldwide ban on flame retardant

The flame retardant HBCD may no longer be produced or used. This was decided by representatives from over 160 countries in late May at a UN conference on chemicals in Geneva. HBCD was formerly used as a flame retardant for plastics, electronics and tex… Continue reading

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July 30, 2013
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Novel technology for producing ‘electronic ink’ may lead to inexpensive, durable electronics and solar cells

Electronic touch pads that cost just a few dollars and solar cells that cost the same as roof shingles are one step closer to reality today. Continue reading

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July 26, 2013
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Gadget genius: Nanotechnology breakthrough is big deal for electronics

Researchers have developed giant surfactants, or surface coatings, which could lead to lighter laptops, slimmer televisions and crisper smartphone displays. Continue reading

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July 17, 2013
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Elastic electronics: Stretchable gold conductor grows its own wires

Networks of spherical nanoparticles embedded in elastic materials may make the best stretchy conductors yet, engineering researchers have discovered. Continue reading

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July 16, 2013
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Finding the keys to boiling heat transfer

Understanding the properties that control surface dissipation of heat could lead to improved power plants and electronics with high heat-transfer rates. Continue reading

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June 10, 2013
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2-D electronics take a step forward: Semiconducting films for atom-thick circuits

Scientists have created single-layer films of molybdenum disulfide, a semiconductor and an important component in the development of two-dimensional electronics. Continue reading

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May 20, 2013
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Opening doors to foldable electronics with inkjet-printed graphene

Imagine a bendable tablet computer or an electronic newspaper that could fold to fit in a pocket. The technology for these devices may not be so far off, thanks to new research. Continue reading

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May 16, 2013
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New insights into how materials transfer heat could lead to improved electronics

Researchers have published new insights into how materials transfer heat, which could lead eventually to smaller, more powerful electronic devices. Continue reading

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May 15, 2013
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Electronics comes to paper: Paper, being light and foldable, works well for electrically conducting structures

Paper, being a light and foldable raw material, is a cost-efficient and simple means of generating electrically conducting structures. Continue reading

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May 1, 2013
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Printable functional ‘bionic’ ear melds electronics and biology

Scientists used off-the-shelf printing tools to create a functional ear that can “hear” radio frequencies far beyond the range of normal human capability. The researchers’ primary purpose was to explore an efficient and versatile means to merge electro… Continue reading

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March 28, 2013
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Biological transistor enables computing within living cells

Bioengineers have taken computing beyond mechanics and electronics into the living realm of biology. Scientists have used a biological transistor made from genetic material — DNA and RNA — in place of gears or electrons. The team calls its biological… Continue reading

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March 7, 2013
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Improving electronics by solving nearly century-old problem

Scientists have solved an almost century-old problem that could further help downscale the size of electronic devices. The work focused on the low-frequency electronic 1/f noise, also known as pink noise and flicker noise. It is a signal or process wit… Continue reading

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January 28, 2013
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Boom in Mining Rare Earths Poses Toxic Risks

The mining of metals used in electronics is spreading to countries like Malaysia and Brazil, but scientists warn of the toxic and radioactive wastes generated by the industry. Continue reading

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