A new theory for Semiconductors made of nanocrystals
Researchers at ETH have provided the first theoretical explanation for how electrical current is conducted in semiconductors made of nanocrystals. In the future, this could lead to the development of new sensors, lasers or LEDs for TV screens.
A few years ago, we were introduced to TV scree ... more
Growing polymers with different lengths
ETH researchers have developed a new method for producing polymers with different lengths. This paves the way for new classes of polymer materials to be used in previously inconceivable applications.
It is hard to imagine everyday life without materials made of synthetic polymers. Clothes, ... more
Surprisingly strong and deformable silicon
Researchers at ETH and Empa have shown that tiny objects can be made from silicon that are much more deformable and stronger than previously thought. In this way, sensors in smartphones could be made smaller and more robust.
Since the invention of the MOSFET transistor sixty year ago, the c ... more