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Electronics & Computers

Smart Molecules Act as Computer Transistors

Researchers have discovered a single-molecule switch that can act like a transistor and store binary information such as the 1s and 0s used in classical computing. The molecule is around five...

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Defense

What is Pulse Shaping?

Pulse shaping, as it is done today, is an effort to fix fidelity issues caused by the transmitting amplifier and is accomplished by a combination of imperfect methods, most external to the amplifier. This article...

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Electronics & Computers

Heat-Management Material Keeps Computers Running Cool

Computer processors have shrunk to nanometer scales over the years, with billions of transistors sitting on a single computer chip. While the increased number of transistors helps make...

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Transportation

New Family of Glass for Lens Applications

A new composition of germanosili-cate glass created by adding zinc oxide has properties good for lens applications. The new family of zinc germanosilicate glass has a high refractive index comparable...

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Test & Measurement

Sensitive Method for Detecting Transistor Defects

The method could support the semiconductor industry and facilitate development of next-gen devices.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Method Recharges an Electric Car as it Drives

This practical technique uses magnetism to transmit electricity wirelessly to recharge electric cars, robots, or drones.

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Electronics & Computers

Stable Polymeric Ink with High Conductivity

This paves the way for innovative and more energy-efficient printed electronics.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Unique Amplifier Could Change Optical Communication

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have developed an optical amplifier that they expect will revolutionize both space and fiber communication.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Manufacturing Technique Yields Flexible Electronics

With this advance, so-called “flextronics” move closer to reality.

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Aerospace

Coherent Optical Transistor

Applications include telecommunications, optical switching, and quantum computing.

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Weapons Systems

Radar Recording Proves Next-Level System Performance

As radar and electronic warfare systems contend with an increasingly crowded environment, recording tests, interactions, and conflicts provide valuable insight.

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Electronics & Computers

High-Mobility Transport Layer Structures for Rhombohedral Si/Ge/SiGe Devices

This invention enables improved carrier mobility for solar cells and other electronic devices.

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Electronics & Computers

High-Temperature Silicon Carbide Op Amps Fabrication

Applications include sensor signal conditioning in harsh conditions such as automotive, oil and gas operations, and firefighting.

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Semiconductors & ICs

Graphene “Nano-Origami” Creates Tiny Microchips

The microchips are about 100 times smaller than conventional microchips.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

High-Altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for Monitoring Meteorological Parameters

The system uses infrasonic acoustics for weather monitoring and for drone or UAV activity.

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Electronics & Computers

Large Integrated Circuits Produced in a Printing Press

Complete integrated circuits with more than 1,000 organic electrochemical transistors can be screen-printed.

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Electronics & Computers

Nanotransistors Stay Cool at High Voltages

The transistors enable power converters to perform at substantially improved efficiencies, especially in high-power applications.

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Electronics & Computers

Polymer-Based Electrical Insulation for Circuits

The new material could help put more power in smaller microchips.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nanowire Could Provide a Stable Superconducting Transistor

The technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.

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Electronics & Computers

Transistor Design Disguises Key Computer Chips from Hackers

This built-in security measure would prevent hackers from getting enough information about the circuit to reverse-engineer it.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Sensitive Optical Receivers for Space

This concept could help break through the present-day data-return bottleneck in deep space missions.

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Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Nanoscale Thermal Switches

These switches are key to thermal management of nanoscale devices, refrigeration, data storage, thermal computing, and heat management of buildings.

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Sensors/Data Acquisition

Solid-State Sensor for Detection and Characterization of Electric Fields

The sensor enables detection of items for security screening, intrusion detection, forensics, and medical imaging.

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RF & Microwave Electronics

Quantum Sensor Enables Wide Spectral Coverage

The sensor could provide a way to detect communication signals over the entire radio frequency from 1 to 100 GHz.

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Energy

Semiconductors Can Behave Like Metals and Superconductors

This work potentially opens the door to advances like more energy-efficient electronic devices.

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Electronics & Computers

Single-Atom Transistors

Linking multiple copies of these devices may lay the foundation for quantum computing.

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Manufacturing & Prototyping

Artificial Intelligence Finds and Labels 2D Materials Instantly

The AI system can help shorten the time required for 2D material-based electronics to be ready for consumer devices.

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Robotics, Automation & Control

Radiation-Hardened Gain Digitizer

This instrument has applications in medical equipment, robotics, and satellites.