Research Bits: Nov. 1

Atomic-level rare earth manipulation Scientists from Ohio University, Argonne National Laboratory, and the University of Illinois at Chicago have rotated a single, charged rare earth molecule on a metal surface without changing the charge. The team used scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) system to rotate a positively charged Europium base molecule with negatively charged counterions as a p... » read more

Week In Review: Manufacturing, Test

Government policy As reported, the United States is in dire need of more fab capacity as well as packaging plants. The U.S. took a big step in an effort to solve the problem. The U.S. House of Representatives this week introduced the America Competes Act of 2022. The bill includes funding for the Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors for America (CHIPS) Act, which is earmarked... » read more

System Bits: Sept. 29

Light detector on a chip for portable sensors The invention by Vanderbilt University and Ohio University researchers of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip could open the door for development of small, portable sensors to expand the use of polarized light in drug screening, surveillance, optical communications, quantum computing, and other applications. ... » read more