Layered material controls its own conductivity
Researchers have discovered a bilayer 2D crystalline material that is superconducting and ferroelectric, which could have a major impact on next-generation electronics and its capabilities.
Thin film growth technique is the result of microscopic holes
Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have used epitaxy, an emerging method for synthesizing a thin film and membrane.
Technique developed for fabricating the next generation of transistors
Materials engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have developed a new method for making graphene nanoribbons.
Technique developed for fabricating transistors
Researchers are searching for the next great semiconductors—materials that can continue to improve and evolve microprocessors and other nanoelectric devices. Graphene nanoribbons, a one-atom-thick material just 3 nanometers wide, are one of the most promising candidates.
Advanced sensor networks could help farmers micromanage their fields
In the future, farmers will be able to look at a tablet and see the nutrient, CO2 and moisture levels of every individual acre in their fields in real time.
Low-voltage, piezoelectric membrane is big advance for spintronics
University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have developed an all-thin-film membrane composite of the relaxor-ferroelectric material lead magnesium niobate-lead titanate (PMN-PT) and ferromagnetic nickel that demonstrates an intrinsic coupling between voltage and spin.
Angle sensor allows microscopic measurements at video speeds
An ultra-compact angle sensor built from flat optics captures these measurements at 30 frames per second, which will allow for more accurate and precise measurements of tiny atomic materials.
Carbon nanotubes could replace silicon in transistors
Engineers have worked out a method to make orderly sheets of 2-dimensional carbon nanotubes by aligning them between layers of water and a solvent “ink.”
Technique induces magnetism in nanoscale materials
Engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have produced a free-standing membrane of the Heusler compound gadolinium-platinum-antimony and can induce magnetism in the thin membrane by straining it.
Imaging system allows users to see UV and visible light simultaneously
A passive down-conversion imaging system created allows engineers to peer into the UV range while still viewing the visible spectrum for better machine vision results.
3D-printed artery monitors blockages from the inside
UW-Madison materials science engineers developed an artificial artery that contains piezoelectric elements that can monitor for blockages and other problems remotely, which could be adapted for industrial hoses and pipes that could embed pressure sensors inside.
Critical communications component made on flexible wooden film
University of Wisconsin researchers have constructed a functional microwave amplifier circuit on wooden film, which has the potential to decrease the size of control system devices and systems.
Method developed to measure temperature within 3D objects
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have made it possible to determine a 3D temperature profile for semi-transparent objects in the infrared spectrum, which couldn't be done before.