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Nanolight at the edge

Researchers have demonstrated how infrared light can be captured by nanostructures made of graphene.

Posted: Mar 21st, 2016

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Research project integrates laser directly on silicon with a modulator

IRT Nanoelec, an R+D consortium focused on information and communication technologies using micro- and nanoelectronics, today announced the first co-integration of a III-V/silicon laser and silicon Mach Zehnder modulator demonstrating 25 Gbps transmission on a single channel. This transmission rate usually is achieved using an external source, over a 10 km single-mode fiber.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2016

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Nano plates as catalysts for solar fuels

Researchers nvestigated special nanoplates with platinum particles on them, accelerating the chemical conversion. During his research, they discovered why the effect of these particles is less than commonly expected.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2016

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Could bread mold build a better rechargeable battery?

You probably don't think much of fungi, and especially those that turn bread moldy, but researchers have evidence that might just change your mind. Their findings suggest that a red bread mold could be the key to producing more sustainable electrochemical materials for use in rechargeable batteries.

Posted: Mar 18th, 2016

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Research shows how nanowires can be formed (w/video)

Scientists show how different arrangements of atoms can be combined into nanowires as they grow. Researchers learning to control the properties of materials this way can lead the way to more efficient electronic devices.

Posted: Mar 17th, 2016

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