Imec researchers have developed a methodology to quantitatively map the distribution of active dopants in confined 3D-volumes. This is an important step towards in-depth understanding of transistors based on semiconductor nanowires. The new methodology is based on high-vacuum scanning spreading resistance microscopy (HV-SSRM).
To make solar energy generation cost-effective, the PV industry has to reduce its manufacturing costs well below 1 euro/Wp. This holds for all PV technologies. To reach that ambitious goal, the crystalline Si based PV industry will have to increase the solar cell's efficiency while at the same time reducing the amount of high-purity Si that is used.
Imec and Holst Centre are working on a number of gas sensing technologies, relentlessly scaling the sensor, readout electronics and power consumption. The result will be sensors-on-a-chip, used as standalone e-nose (electronic nose), or as nodes in low-power, wireless sensor networks.
New engineering research at the University of Pennsylvania demonstrates that polaritons have increased coupling strength when confined to nanoscale semiconductors. This represents a promising advance in the field of photonics: smaller and faster circuits that use light rather than electricity.
The Food and Drug Administration is opening a dialogue on nanotechnology by publishing proposed guidelines on how the agency will identify whether nanomaterials have been used in FDA-regulated products.
Today's television programs are designed to trigger your emotions and your mind through your senses of sound and sight. But what if they could trigger a few more? What if you could smell or taste the cheesy slices of pizza being eaten by your favorite characters on TV? Is it possible? Would audiences enjoy the experience? Would advertisers jump on the opportunity to reach consumers in a new way?
The quest for better ways of encapsulating medicine so that it can reach diseased parts of the body has led scientists to harness - for the first time - living human cells to produce natural capsules with channels for releasing drugs and diagnostic agents.
The National Nanotechnology Directorate (NND), a unit under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), will set up a RM200 million NanoMalaysia Centre complex at Senai High Tech Park, Johor.
The Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute of the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) has launched its 11th Electronic Packaging Research Consortium (EPRC11) to address various technology challenges in advanced packaging technology in semiconductor in enabling smaller and smarter devices.
The conference will offer critical learning opportunities in areas impacted by nanotechnology, such as nanobiotechnology and nanomedicine, energy and cleantech, MEMS and electronics, defense and aerospace, nanomanufacturing, and investment.
Using high-resolution imaging technology, University of Illinois researchers have answered a question that had confounded semiconductor researchers: Is amorphous silicon a glass? The answer? Yes - until hydrogen is added.