A discovery by physicists at UC Santa Barbara may earn silicon carbide - a semiconductor commonly used by the electronics industry - a role at the center of a new generation of information technologies designed to exploit quantum physics for tasks such as ultrafast computing and nanoscale sensing.
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have been awarded $4.5 million over four years by the U.S. Department of Defense to strengthen carbon nanotube yarns and sheets, materials that hold great promise for advancing satellite technology.
During IDTechEx's Printed Electronics and Photovoltaics USA conference and tradeshow in Santa Clara this November 30 - December 1, attendees will have the opportunity to tour the facilities of Applied Materials.
Solar power may be on the rise, but solar cells are only as efficient as the amount of sunlight they collect. Under the direction of a new McCormick professor, researchers have developed a new material that absorbs a wide range of wavelengths and could lead to more efficient and less expensive solar technology.
Phaedon Avouris, manager of the Nanometer Scale Science and Technology division at IBM's T.J. Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, N.Y., will present new experimental results on the use of graphene in fast electronics and photonics at the AVS meeting in Nashville, Tenn., held Oct. 30 - Nov. 4.
The University of Leicester has been allocated GBP1.07 million towards a GBP5.6 million hi-tech project supporting and impacting advanced engineering and manufacturing automotive, aerospace and space industry sectors.