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Technical Paper Round-Up: June 28


New technical papers added to Semiconductor Engineering’s library this week. [table id=35 /] Semiconductor Engineering is in the process of building this library of research papers. Please send suggestions (via comments section below) for what else you’d like us to incorporate. If you have research papers you are trying to promote, we will review them to see if they are a good fit f... » read more

Quantum Batteries Constructed of a Microcavity Enclosing a Molecular Dye


Research paper titled "Superabsorption in an organic microcavity: Toward a quantum battery" from researchers at University of Adelaide (Australia), University of Sheffield (UK), Politecnico di Milano (Italy), University of St Andrews (UK), and Heriot-Watt University. Abstract (Partial) "Here, we implement experimentally a paradigmatic model of a quantum battery, constructed of a microcavity... » read more

What Quantum Batteries Have in Store


Quantum battery technology is approaching an inflection point similar to the one quantum computing crossed a decade or so ago, escalating it from a theoretical curiosity to an engineering challenge worth solving. Quantum batteries exploit the strange physical laws of the very small — the quantum world — to gain performance advantages over classical batteries. Recent research on charging ... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Jan. 21


Two-layer MRAM Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology propose a simpler MRAM construction that could perform faster with less power than conventional memories. The idea relies on unidirectional spin Hall magnetoresistance (USMR), a spin-related phenomenon that could be used to develop MRAM cells with an extremely simple structure. The spin Hall effect leads to the accumulation of elect... » read more

Manufacturing Bits: Jan. 22


Open-source CVD Boise State University has developed an inexpensive chemical vapor deposition (CVD) system to enable the growth of two-dimensional (2D) materials. Using open-source designs and off-the-shelf components, researchers have developed an automated CVD system for $30,000 in hardware costs, according to Boise State in the journal PLoS One. 2D materials could enable a new class ... » read more

System Bits: May 9


Graphene adopts exotic electronic states In a platform that may be used to explore avenues for quantum computing, MIT researchers have found that a flake of graphene, when brought in close proximity with two superconducting materials, can inherit some of those materials’ superconducting qualities. They reminded that in normal conductive materials such as silver and copper, electric curren... » read more