August 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the University of Cambridge in England are taking an in-depth look at the way in which information is processed and transmitted in electronic devices. They've developed a miniature electro-optical switch that they say can boost the power and efficiency of small electronics.
August 5th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Many existing electronic devices use rigid, inorganic materials. So researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea are looking for ways to make electronic devices out of soft, organic materials instead.
August 2nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have developed a novel method for creating skin-like transparent oxide thin-film transistors that they say will revolutionize wearable displays for consumer electronics.
July 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of California Riverside and the University of Georgia say they’ve integrated graphene with tantalum sulfide and hexagonal boron nitride to create the first useful device that exploits the potential of charge-density waves to modulate an electrical current through a 2-D material.
July 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.
July 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) have developed a new process that turns to bacteria to manufacture semiconductor nanoparticles, harnessing the bacteria in giant reactors to manufacture zinc sulfide quantum dots via nanofermentation.
June 14th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the mission to make glass smarter, researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia have developed a method for embedding light-emitting nanoparticles into glass without losing any of the nanoparticles' unique properties.
June 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
When it comes to ceramic materials, body armor is a familiar and favorite topic. But better materials for protecting the lives of those in the line of duty extend beyond ceramics, too.
June 6th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers from Drexel University (Philadelphia, Pa.), Linkoping University in Sweden, and Imperial College London think that they can make borides better—by giving the material a protective layer of aluminum, the scientists have developed the world’s first corrosion-resistant boride.
May 31st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology have devised a photocurable liquid material that just might give glass the advantage—called Liquid Glass, the silica-containing nanocomposite can be converted into solid glass after molding.