The European project E2SWITCH is aiming to develop new electronic systems with ultra-low energy consumption. The nine partners, universities, research institutes and companies, are committed to making these ?circuits of tomorrow? more energy efficient.
In a step that could lead to longer battery life in smartphones and lower power consumption for large-screen televisions, researchers have extended the lifetime of blue organic light emitting diodes by a factor of 10.
A novel type of resonant cavity serves as a prison for photons. The cavity confines light in all three dimensions in space inside a photonic crystal. The crystals have a structure similar to how atoms are arranged in diamond gems.
Researchers exploit the self-organization of semiconducting nanocrystals by the Stranski-Krasnov (SK) mode of crystal growth for producing ordered, highly dense, and highly uniform quantum dots. This bottom-up approach yields much better results than the conventional photolithographic or top-down methods widely used for the fabrication of nanostructures.
Researchers are reporting a new, inexpensive and simple way to make transparent, flexible transistors that could help bring roll-up smartphones with see-through displays and other bendable gadgets to consumers in just a few years.
Nanotech Insights, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to the field of nanoscience and nanotechnology, has released a special double issue on nanotechnology-related Defence, Aerospace and National Security.
Nanotechnology researchers have developed a new method to increase the brightness, efficiency and clarity of LEDs, which are widely used on smartphones and portable electronics as well as becoming increasingly common in lighting.
Understanding how atoms 'glide' and 'climb' on the surface of 2-D crystals like tungsten disulphide may pave the way for researchers to develop materials with unusual or unique characteristics, according to an international team of researchers.