System Bits: Dec. 2

A graphene layer reads optical information from nanodiamonds electronically It is assumed that nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamonds could be used to construct vital components for quantum computers but reading optically-written information electronically from them has not been possible. Now, by using a graphene layer, a team of scientists headed by the Technische Universität München (TUM) ha... » read more

System Bits: Dec. 10

Lasers From Nano Wires A few weeks ago, Semiconductor Engineering published a special report about silicon photonics and concentrated on the integration of the laser onto the silicon surface. Growing III-V materials on silicon is problematic because of the lattice mismatch, but researchers at the Technische Universität München (TUM) may have found a way around that problem. Thread-like semic... » read more