Semiconductor

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Semiconductor

Any substance that conducts electricity more slowly than a conductor. Semiconductors are common in products like computer chips and, as such, may be traded as commodities. Silicon and germanium are both semiconductors.
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If they find it, semiconducting quantum computers could get comparable attention from big companies like IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Intel who are investing millions of dollars into other qubit platforms, says Wolfe, so that the true potential of this quantum computing platform could be explored more fully, potentially even surpassing superconductor-based quantum computers for certain uses.
The ZEBRA wafer product line includes the ZEBRA BOLT with aligned semiconducting CNT on 15nm SiO2 for backgated device applications such as sensors and detectors; the ZEBRA DASH with aligned semiconducting CNT on 1500nm for top-gated devices such as memory, switch, logic and RF applications covering L-Band to mmWave and 3G, 4G, 4G, WiFi, 802.
Kim also said he believes the semiconducting film will be useful for making electronics such as those used in LED displays or the light-absorbing coatings for solar cells.
The group, based at Centre for Research and Post Graduate Department of Physics, Ayya Nadar Janaki Ammal College comments: “To our best knowledge, this is the first demonstration of semiconducting nature of lead nanopowder (Pb).
Semiconducting switches made of silicon carbide can be used in niche applications, such as pulsed power for X-ray sources and within machines used to drill oil boreholes, where it gets very hot.
The increasing sophistication of experimental techniques over recent years has led to renewed scientific interest in the phenomenon in such fields as catalysis and the layered construction of semiconducting devices.
Reliable, inexpensive and printable electronics are within reach thanks to work by scientists from DuPont and Cornell University, who have found a way to produce volumes of semiconducting ink that can be made into improved nanotubes.
The researchers studied silicon; however, the findings could be applied to manufacturing nanowires made from other semiconducting materials, published reports say.
Most large-scale solar power operations are set up as systems of rotating mirrors that follow the path of the sun over a wide region and channel its rays into solar cells--silicon-based semiconducting devices that collect and store the energy.
With their widely varying electrical and mechanical properties, polymers have been traditionally employed as insulators and dielectrics, but increasingly the development of new materials is said to have broadened their utilization into areas where their semiconducting and conducting properties have encouraged use in many novel applications, such as in displays, corrosion resistant coatings, sensors, solar cells, textiles and capacitors.
DSC currently employs two full time staff and three non-executive directors and has beaten worldwide competition to develop a groundbreaking new method of making semiconducting crystals.
A team of researchers led by Michael Fuhrer, assistant professor of physics at University of Maryland's Center for Superconductivity Research, has fabricated a semiconducting nanotube transistor with a mobility almost 25% higher than any previous semiconducting material at room temperature, and more than 70 times higher than the mobility of the silicon used in today's computer chips.