Semiconductors are moving away from rigid substrates, which are cut or formed into thin discs or wafers, to more flexible plastic material and even paper thanks to new material and fabrication discoveries.
Photon upconversion (UC) is a process in which a material increases the energy of incident photons, resulting in the emission of photons with higher energies. The potential applications of UC include the recovery of wasted low-energy photons in photovoltaics and photocatalysis.
A new process has resulted in layered materials that can upgrade the efficiency levels of lasers and LEDs.
A mask aligner is a precision machine tool used in the semiconductor manufacturing process to transfer a pattern onto a wafer or substrate; these patterns are micro and nano in scale.
The application of Internet of Things has sparked intense interest of photodetectors as they are widely used in sensing, detection, data transport and processing.
In semiconductor device applications, there is an increasing demand for semiconductors with very high carrier concentrations.
Bandgap engineering can improve the performance of optoelectronic devices that aim to harness the energy of "hot" electrons, research from KAUST shows.
At the Samueli School of Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), electrical engineers have come up with a highly efficient method of converting light from one wavelength to another.
As per data obtained from the United Nations’ telecommunications agency, 93% of the world’s population has access to a mobile-broadband network of some type. Since data has turned easily available to consumers, there is also a craving to get more of it with higher speeds.
Skoltech researchers and their colleagues from the U.S. and Singapore have created a neural network that can help tweak semiconductor crystals in a controlled fashion to achieve superior properties for electronics.