Tag: silicon

Quantum photonic computing visualization

Photonic Quantum Computing may be Closer Than Previously Thought

Physicists are investigating the possibility of using photons of light to develop large-scale quantum computing, or in other words, photonic quantum computing. Scientists and engineers working on quantum computers follow the same physical principles, but...
Illustration of neuromorphic chip

What is Neuromorpic Computing?

Brain-like processors that mimic the human brain’s functional model could enable portable AI and bring a new era of powerful computing. As Moore’s Law is coming to an end, silicon processing technology is being pushed...
Closeup of a microchip

How ‘Valleytronics’ Could Help Keep Moore’s Law Alive

To sustain the growth of the power of microchips and keep Moore’s Law going, semiconductor engineers are exploring the path of “valleytronics”. As Gordon Moore predicted, the number of transistors in chips have doubled every...
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New Silicon Structure a Huge Leap Toward Scalable Quantum Computers

Researchers have created a silicon-based hardware that can act as a quantum gate between qubits, a breakthrough that would make quantum computers easier to develop and less expensive to manufacture. Because of an architecture that...
film semi semiconductor

New Semiconductor Film Technique Expands Possibilities for Cheaper, More Efficient Devices

Researchers have developed new scalable technique to produce atom-thick semiconductor films that will enable efficient miniature electronics. Semiconductors are crystalline solid materials with electrical conductivity that lies between that of metals and that of insulators. Nowadays,...
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Flexible Electronic Update: Carbon Nanotubes Make for Stronger, Conductive Textiles

Using carbon nanotubes, researchers from the University of Illinois have synthesized textiles that offer high electrical conductivity and resilience. Silicon-based electronics have been around for many decades. Robust and ultra-high-performing, silicon is a main component...
Researchers have developed a promising new non-toxic surface coating for polymer electronics inspired by the biology of mollusks.

Why the Future of Polymer Electronics Could Use a Little Mussel

Every day, science shows us that a compromise between performance and sustainability is possible. We can even meet the challenge of producing quality in quantity while preserving the environment with designs inspired by the environment...