Materials Processing News

  1. Understanding Diamond And Its Relationship With Optics

    The combination of diamond’s broadband transparency, chemical inertness, low absorption, and highest-known thermal conductivity offers benefits for applications running at either high power levels or high-power densities.

  2. Where Is Autonomous Mobility Going In Such A Hurry?

    Autonomous mobility’s progress has been achieved in fits and starts, though the past few years have seen accelerated development in its enabling technologies.

  3. Building Miniature Optical Antennas Using DNA As A Guide

    Research groups from University of Jyväskylä and Aalto University (Finland) together with researchers from California Institute of Technology (Caltech, USA) and Aarhus University (iNANO Center, Denmark) have reported a new highly parallel technique to fabricate precise metallic nanostructures with designed plasmonic properties by means of different self-assembled DNA origami shapes.

  4. Siemens And BRIDG Partner To Develop Digital Twin Solutions For Semiconductor Manufacturing

    Siemens announces recently a partnership with BRIDG to drive the development of Digital Twin technologies for the semiconductor industry by providing Siemens’ PLM software portfolio to enable BRIDG’s research and development activities.

  5. The Fundamental Limitation In The Key Material For Solid-State Lighting

    For the first time an international research group has revealed the core mechanism that limits the indium (In) content in indium gallium nitride ((In, Ga)N) thin films – the key material for blue light emitting diodes (LED).

  6. TU Wien Develops New Semiconductor Processing Technology

    Extremely fine porous structures with tiny holes - resembling a kind of sponge at nano level - can be generated in semiconductors.

  7. Perovskite Solar Cells: Perfection Not Required

    Metal-organic perovskite layers for solar cells are frequently fabricated using the spin coating technique. If you follow the simplest synthesis pathway and use industry-relevant compact substrates, the perovskite layers laid down by spin coating generally exhibit numerous holes, yet attain astonishingly high levels of efficiency

  8. Semiconductor Breakthrough May Be Game-Changer For Organic Solar Cells

    In an advance that could push cheap, ubiquitous solar power closer to reality, University of Michigan researchers have found a way to coax electrons to travel much further than was previously thought possible in the materials often used for organic solar cells and other organic semiconductors.

  9. Ultra-Thin Optical Fibers Offer New Way To 3D Print Microstructures

    For the first time, researchers have shown that an optical fiber as thin as a human hair can be used to create microscopic structures with laser-based 3D printing

  10. “Atomristors” Hold Promise For Memory Storage, RF Switching

    Engineers worldwide have been developing alternative ways to provide greater memory storage capacity on even smaller computer chips. Previous research into two-dimensional atomic sheets for memory storage has failed to uncover their potential — until now.