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Quantum entanglement on a chip

Circuits to generate and detect quantum entanglement have been integrated into a photonic chip by a team of scientists from the Universities of Bristol, Southampton and Tokyo, and NTT Device Technology Laboratories. It could be a step on the way to quantum computing and quantum encryption. An aim was to…

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European project develops 3D LEDs in gallium nitride

The European GECCO project is investigating the use of gallium nitride (GaN) LED lighting devices which it claims are more efficient and environmentally-friendly than conventional light sources, “and therefore contribute significantly to a sustainable energy saving and carbon footprint reduction”. To support this research work is focusing on developing…

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Imec and Stanford demo 50GHz Ge EAM

Imec and Stanford University have demonstrated a compact germanium (Ge) waveguide electro-absorption modulator (EAM) with a modulation bandwidth beyond 50GHz…

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Manchester firm bids to commercialise graphene devices

A Manchester-based company is moving graphene devices closer to commercial production using a technique known as chemical vapour deposition (CVD). The spin-out company from the University of Manchester, 2-DTech is producing polycrystalline graphene films, the base substrate for semiconductor devices, with commercially competitive defect density and high…

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Good graphene over square centimetres without high temperatures

Electronics-grade low-strain graphene can be grown in one step over several square centimetres at low temperatures, claims scientist at the California Institute of Technology. The material is grown on copper, which is not unusual. What is different about the process, is that every scrap of copper oxide is…

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Semiconductors aid artificial photosynthesis

Researchers at Caltech’s Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) are mimicing photosynthesis using semiconductors to make hydrogen and oxygen from water and carbon dioxide. Their artificial leaf consists of a photoanode, a photocathode and a membrane. Light oxidises water molecules to generate oxygen gas, protons, and electrons on the…

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Government puts £5m into malware research and national cyber security

The Government has put up £5m to expand the Centre for Secure Information Technologies (CSIT) at Queen’s University Belfast. As well as improving national infrastructure security, the funding will be used to enhance security in virtual environments and connected devices, and tackle emerging malware fraud and personal information theft…

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