Has the time come to replace traditionally used silicon with printable organic semiconductor inks? Scientists believe so, especially for future electronics that need to be flexible, lightweight, wearable and low-cost.
Researchers have adapted an 'off-the-shelf' hazard assessment tool for use with emerging nanomaterials in an effort to better understand threats they may pose to workers, the public and the environment.
Following a decade of intensive research into graphene and two-dimensional materials a new semiconductor material shows potential for the future of super-fast electronics. The new semiconductor named Indium Selenide (InSe) is only a few atoms thick, similarly to graphene.
Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials have been made by dissolving layered materials in liquids, according to new research. The liquids can be used to apply the 2D nanomaterials over large areas and at low costs, enabling a variety of important future applications.
Scientists analytically studied the optical absorption efficiency of a TiN nanoparticle and found that it has a broad and strong absorption peak thanks to lossy plasmonic resonances. Surprisingly, the sunlight absorption efficiency of a TiN nanoparticle outperforms that of a carbon nanoparticle and a gold nanoparticle.