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Graphene on its way to conquer Silicon Valley

Researchers of the Electronic Properties of Materials Group at the University of Vienna have now paved the way for the integration of graphene into the current silicide based technology.



Silicon immersion objectives for life science imaging

Extended time-lapse experiments, at high resolution and with deep penetration, says Olympus



Replacing silicon with graphene

Scientists have made a breakthrough toward creating nanocircuitry on graphene, widely regarded as the most promising candidate to replace silicon as the building block of transistors.



Quantum process in silicon nanocrystals extracts more energy from sunlight

Reducing energy loss can greatly increase the yield of solar cells. Before the incoming sunlight can generate electricity, a large part of the energy is lost in heating up the solar cell. Now researchers from Technology Foundation STW, NanoNextNL, the University of Amsterdam and TU Delft have gained experimental insights into a quantum process in silicon nanocrystals by which excess light energy is transferred to adjacent nanocrystals, thereby avoiding energy losses to heat.



Is graphene poised to be the new silicon?

Research show that graphene could be a leading candidate to replace silicon in applications ranging from high-speed computer chips to biochemical sensors.



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