—Blowing bubbles for nanoelectronics “” The key to realizing many of the proposed electronics applications of nanomaterials may be as simple as blowing bubbles. Blown-film extrusion—the bubble-blowing process used to make garbage bags—has now been used to create large-area films of uniformly aligned inorganic nanowires and carbon nanotubes (Nat.
June 04, 2007
—Nanowire Powers pH Meter “Design of coaxial nanostructures yields stable, powerful solar cells” NANOSTRUCTURES and nanostructured materials are of key interest to some solar cell designers, both to provide next-generation materials for commercial solar panels and to power nanoelectronic devices. In a leap forward for nanoenabled power technology, researchers at Harvard University have constructed a layered, coaxial silicon nanowire that can directly absorb light and turn it into electricity, as well as power a nanoelectronic device.
by Jyllian Kemsley | October 22, 2007
—Quantum Dots With Single-Atom Precision “New semiconductor processing method eliminates geometric and electronic variations that slow nanoelectronics development” Aiming to make ever-faster and smaller computers that run on less power than today’s electronics, scientists have been studying ways of building circuits from nanosized semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots.
by Mitch Jacoby | July 07, 2014
“There’s a whole toolbox of nanoelectronic devices that one can think about building into these 3-D circuits and merging them with biological information processing systems,” Lieber says, citing photonic devices as one example. “This is really exciting work,” comments Yi Cui, a nanomaterials expert at Stanford University.
by Bethany Halford | August 30, 2012
—Organic Layer Smooths Dielectric Films “Insulating layer in nanoelectronic devices benefits from an organic undercoat” Depositing a few layers of organic molecules on graphene enables subsequently deposited oxide layers to be grown without imperfections, according to a study published in ACS Nano (DOI: 10.1021/nn201414d).
by Mitch Jacoby | May 30, 2011
—New Route To Graphene Devices “Nanoelectronics: Procedure draws on industry-compatible methods and materials” A new strategy for fabricating graphene-based transistors—one that relies on materials and methods compatible with those used in the microelectronics industry—has been developed by researchers at IBM (Nature, DOI: 10.1038/nature09979).
by Mitch Jacoby | April 11, 2011