Research Bits: July 5


UTe2 breakthrough for quantum computing Scientists from the Macroscopic Quantum Matter Group laboratory at the University College Cork (UCC) in Ireland discovered a spatially modulating superconducting state in the superconductor uranium ditelluride (UTe2) that could be useful as in topological quantum computing. Using a powerful quantum microscope, the team found that the some of the electro... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 7


Ferroelectric FET Researchers at Purdue University developed a ferroelectric transistor capable of both processing and storing information. The ferroelectric semiconductor field-effect transistor is made of alpha indium selenide, which overcomes the problem of ferroelectric materials not interfacing well with silicon. “We used a semiconductor that has ferroelectric properties. This way tw... » read more

System Bits: April 2


Transparent film is stronger than aluminum Professor Ton Peijs of WMG at the University of Warwick and Professor Cees Bastiaansen at Queen Mary University of London came up with a new processing technique that produces a transparent polythene film said to be stronger than aluminum. The film could be used in displays, glazing, visors, and windshields, without adding significant weight. The d... » read more