Scalable CVD process developed for 2D molybdenum diselenide

This image from a scanning transmission electron microscope shows the individual atoms in a two-dimensional sheet of molybdenum diselenide. Source: E. Ringe/Rice University..

Rice, NTU scientists unveil CVD production for coveted 2-D semiconductor.

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Simply melting away: dissolving polymer electronics

Iowa State's Reza Montazami examines a degradable antenna capable of data transmission. Photo by Bob Elbert/Iowa State University.

Iowa State scientist developing materials, electronics that dissolve when triggered.

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Electrically tunable bulk ferromagnets

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A team has proposed to go beyond the traditional definition of magnetoelectric phenomenon to use reversible electrochemistry as a tool to control magnetism.

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Book review: Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices

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Antonio Facchetti reviews the first edition of the Handbook of Organic Materials for Optical and (Opto)Electronic Devices.

Improving radio reception by converting the waves to light

In this artist's impression of the device, radio waves (green) arrive and are sent to the membrane (center) via gold wires. This induces charge oscillations on the 4-segment electrode right underneath (~1 µm distance) the membrane. Electric forces thus make the membrane move. This motion is detected with a laser beam (red), with an extreme accuracy (1 femtometer per second measurement time), translating to a very high sensitivity to radio waves. Image: Niels Bohr Institute.

New approach to radio interference provides all-optical detection of micro- and radiowaves with noise mitigation 1000x better than existing methods.

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Cu(In,Ga)Se2 outperforms multicrystalline silicon

Compositional investigation of potassium doped Cu(In,Ga)Se2 solar cells with efficiencies up to 20.8%

Cu(In,Ga)Se2 (CIGS) thin-film solar cells have now reached a high efficiency level with a new record efficiency of 20.8 %.

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New candidate for interfacial phase-change materials

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Researchers combine computational and experimental methods to study novel (SiTe)2(Sb2Te3)n superlattice structures.

Easy and cheap fabrication gives brilliant OFET performance

C12-BTBT assemblies within the OFET channel without (first column) and with (second column) ozone treatment.

Researchers use C12-BTBT and a simple, cheap and easily up-scalable method to provide outstanding OFET performance.

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Fabricating integrated circuits from functionalised oxides

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A collaboration between researchers in the US and Germany produces monolithically integrated logic circuits in NMOS-technology.

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Europewide challenge to Moore’s law begins

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New pan-european research projects aims to extend Moore’s law by reducing costs and improve the energy efficiency of electronic devices.