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silicon

New Deposition Technique Puts the Heat on Silicon

In the early history of electronic devices, germanium, a more efficient elemental semiconductor than silicon, was the material of choice. Ultimately, the high cost...
Cubic GaN LED

Cubic GaN LED Materials Breakthrough Creates New Opportunities for Higher Efficiency...

A team of faculty and graduate students from the Center for Lighting Enabled Systems & Applications (LESA), headquartered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and the...
Earth’s Crust

The Ancient Atmosphere and Carbon and Nitrogen in the Earth’s Crust

Carbon and nitrogen are central to life on Earth – life cannot exist without them, but an overabundance in the atmosphere imperils the life...
Visible light communication

Communicating With Light

As demand for mobile wireless services continues to grow, and the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) technologies expands, Visible Light Communication (VLC)...
Semiconductor

Under Pressure – Changing Semiconductor Properties at Room Temperature, in the...

It’s a small change that makes a big difference. Researchers have developed a method that uses a one-degree change in temperature to alter the...
mitotic spindle

Measuring the Forces of Biology

Biology, at the nitty-gritty level of motor proteins, DNA, and microtubules, takes its cue from physics. Consider, for example, the mitosis stage of cell...
RNA

The Origin of Life: RNA World Deep Beneath the Surface

Where did life begin—in a shallow lagoon, or in a vent of superheated water spewing from the ocean floor? If we knew, we might...