Electronic properties news, March 2014

A research team has discovered, how light can be used to alter the physical properties of the electrons in these materials.

A discovery at Vienna University of Technology opens up the possibility of integrating a light detector for terahertz radiation into a chip.

Scientists have developed a next-generation solar cell material which can also emit light, in addition to converting light to electricity.

Researchers have achieved new levels of performance for seed-free and substrate-free arrays of nanowires.

Researchers have developed a new processing technique that makes light emitting diodes (LEDs) brighter and more resilient.

The first room-temperature light detector that can sense the full infrared spectrum has the potential to put heat vision technology into a contact lens.

An optical switch could advance the day when photons replace electrons in the innards of consumer products ranging from cell phones to automobiles.

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Changing the characteristics of a semiconductor material at the nanoscale can influence the way that neural cells grow on the material.

A team of researchers found that the Third Law of Thermodynamics could be restored in thin films of the magnetic material spin ice.

Diamond sensors can measure the tiny magnetic fields in high-temperature superconductors, providing a new tool to probe materials.

Light can trigger coordinated, wavelike motions of atoms in atom-thin layers of crystal, scientists have shown.

Researchers have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration-damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever.

Researchers at the Vienna University of Technology have created a stable two-dimensional electron gas in strontium titanate.

Researchers have demonstrated the ability to use near-field optical tweezers to trap a nano-size object and manipulate it in the 3 dimensions of space.

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