Controlling the growth of semiconducting nanowires
September 13, 2013MIT doctoral candidate Sam Crawford has contributed to fundamental understanding of growth processes using metal seed particles.
An electrical switch for magnetism
May 29, 2013MIT researchers develop a new approach to controlling the motion of magnetic domains; work could lead to low-power computer memory.
Watching fluid flow at nanometer scales
March 31, 2013Researchers find that tiny nanowires can lift liquids as effectively as tubes.
New solar-cell design based on dots and wires
March 24, 2013MIT researchers improve efficiency of quantum-dot photovoltaic system by adding a forest of nanowires.
Researchers demonstrate record-setting p-type transistor
January 3, 2013New design for a basic component of all computer chips boasts the highest ‘carrier mobility’ yet measured.
Merging tissue and electronics
August 26, 2012New tissue scaffold could be used for drug development and implantable therapeutic devices.
Teaching self-assembling structures a new trick
June 7, 2012MIT researchers produce 3-D configurations that could lead to new microchips and other devices.
Also labeled: Electron-beam lithography, electronics, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (I&E), Materials science, Mechanical engineering, Nanoscience and nanotechnology, Research, Research Laboratory of Electronics, Self-assembly, Electrical engineering and electronics, Microsystems Technology Laboratories
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