Tech news tagged ‘nanotechnology’

Prize-winning photograph of an LED nano-structure

The remarkable photograph of an LED nano-structure was taken by a PhD student at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).

It was taken with a scanning electron microscope (SEM) and was the winning photograph in a competition held by Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology.

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Nanotech researchers come to Birmingham event

Nanotech researchers from around the world will gather at Birmingham City University’s City Centre Campus next month for a two-day conference.

Called “Advances in nanotechnology 2015″, the conference and workshops will discuss the manipulation of matter on an atomic, molecular, and supramolecular scale in medicine and healthcare, nanomechanics…

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Nanowire transistors favourite to succeed finfets, says Asenov

Nanowire transistors are the most likely successor to finfets and will scale to 5nm, says Professor Asen Asenov, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University and CEO of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) which specialises in the predictive simulation of nano-CMOS devices including statistical variability and reliability…

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Organic electronics ready for boom years, says analyst

The market value of organic devices such as TFT dispalys, transistors and non-volatile memory will grow to nearly $1bn in revenues by 2018, according to NanoMarkets.

Over the same time period, the value of the market for printed electronics devices enabled by these organic components will reach $4.6bn…

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Science: Nanotechnology meets radio physics for wireless medicine

Cells, drugs and even animals can now be made to respond to wireless signals. Meet the pioneers of remote-controlled medicine. Barely a millimetre long, Arnd Pralle’s nematodes look much like any other worms. Then he switches on a magnetic field. The slithering, wriggling nematodes halt and, after a…

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ISSCC: IMEC and Holst bio chip gets accolade

A biopotential acquisition chip from IMEC and its Netherland partner Holst Centre has been singled out for praise at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. “There has been a growing interest in wearable biopotential-monitoring systems, which have very strict requirements in terms of power dissipation, high…

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Magnets fix superconducting plate in levitation

Surely if flying saucers existed, they would float around like the disc in this video. The demonstration by physicist Boaz Almog from Tel Aviv University, Israel, at the Association of Science-Technology centres (ASTC) Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, earlier this week illustrates how a superconducting plate can be fixed…

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Scottish nanotechnology centre adds chip line

The James Watt Nanofabrication Centre in Glasgow has expanded its semiconductor manufacturing capability for optical chips and biotechnology devices. The Glasgow-based research centre is an important part of the UK’s microelectronics R&D community and it has added a PlasmaPro System100 ICP plasma etch system to its…

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Air-stable transitor challenges amorphous silicon

Georgia Tech has taken another step towards air-stable flexible electronics with a pentacene transistor that matches the mobility of amorphous silicon devices. The university’s contribution is a bi-layer gate insulator that does not deteriorate with time. “The reason that we get such stable operation is a compensation…

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