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World record in silicon integrated nanophotonics

Researchers achieved a new world record in the energy efficient integration in silicon. They optimized aperiodic grating couplers in the nanometer range with a new developed backside metal mirror. Through this new method a record coupling efficiency of 87 percent between optical fibers and photonic integrated waveguides on silicon wafers has been achieved.

Jul 3rd, 2013

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Toward tinier transistors with germanium

The foundation of many, many modern electronic devices - including computers, smart phones, and televisions - is the silicon transistor. However, the shrinking of consumer electronics is driving researchers to investigate materials that can yield thinner transistors. Researchers have used x-rays to probe the electronic behavior of a germanium-based transistor structure, yielding important information that will guide future studies of how to make transistors smaller.

Jul 3rd, 2013

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