March 23rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
By processing samples of silicon nitride under high pressure and heat, researchers at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron have converted an originally opaque hexagonal crystal structure into optically transparent cubic silicon nitride.
February 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, and Dow Electronic Materials has developed two-way LEDs that can both emit and harvest light—and may enable next-gen, smart touchless displays.
October 28th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (or TMDCs) are particularly promising single-layer materials. And researchers at the University of Würzburg in Germany say TMDCs are actually capable of generating light when supplied with energy.
October 12th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Televisions have drastically evolved since their cathode ray tube beginnings, and they are still going places—and if Panasonic is any prognosticator, the TVs of the future will be nearly invisible in our homes.
September 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Manchester in the U.K. have devised a strategy that gives new use to diatom shells, using the silica shells as scaffolds for building atomic sheets of molybdenum disulfide.
August 23rd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
For the first time ever, scientists at Bangor and Oxford Universities in the U.K. are using spider silk as a superlens to increase magnification potential, opening up new possibilities to explore structures currently invisible to modern microscopes.
August 16th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the past couple weeks alone, significant innovations in next-generation electronic devices have made news. Check out these recent buzzworthy developments in tech research that are helping transform electronics as we know them.
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.
July 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Institute of Applied Physics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and the company IRE-Polus have developed a ceramic-based laser that can has just the right wavelength to cut its way into key industries.
July 8th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin say they've quantified fundamental physical limitations on the performance of cloaking devices, a technology that allows objects to become invisible or undetectable to electromagnetic waves.