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March 31, 2014
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Scientists build thinnest-possible LEDs to be stronger, more energy efficient

Most modern electronics, from flat-screen TVs and smartphones to wearable technologies and computer monitors, use tiny light-emitting diodes, or LEDs. These LEDs are based off of semiconductors that emit light with the movement of electrons. As devices get smaller and … Continue reading

June 2, 2013
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New Technique May Open Up an Era of Atomic-scale Semiconductor Devices

Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating high-quality semiconductor thin films at the atomic scale – meaning the films are only one atom thick. The technique can be used to create these thin films … Continue reading

March 10, 2013
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Energy-momentum Spectroscopy: New Technique Could Improve Optical Devices

Understanding the source and orientation of light in light-emitting thin films — now possible with energy-momentum spectroscopy — could lead to better LEDs, solar cells, and other devices that use layered nanomaterials. PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — A multi-university research … Continue reading

May 1, 2012
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With Random Lasers, Yale Researchers Fight Random Noise, Improve Imaging

Using “random lasers” as a source of illumination in medical imaging equipment could improve both processing time and the clarity of the final images, according to new research by Yale University scientists. Imaging systems currently rely on a variety of … Continue reading

February 19, 2012
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Building A Better Trap

Fieldwork in Peru’s Andes Mountains is demanding, especially when it involves hauling heavy equipment to remote sites that are accessible only by traversing the region’s rugged terrain. But the task of collecting insects for the study of vector-borne diseases and … Continue reading