In semiconductor spintronics, the spin of the electron carries information for both storage and data processing. To some extent, the electron spin can be viewed as a miniature bar magnet that interacts with a magnetic field inside the semiconductor. The orientation of the bar magnet acts as a "bit" of information.
A major goal of organic electronics is the development of new kinds of solution processable organic dielectric materials that can serve as gate insulators in organic thin film transistors (OTFTs).
For hardness and stiffness, it's long been thought that nothing beats diamond. But Roderic Lakes and Don Stone, from the University of Wisconsin MRSEC and their colleagues have made a material that is almost ten times stiffer, by embedding small particles of barium titanate in a matrix of tin.
The increased speed and power of microelectronic devices has come from a steady reduction in the size of their constituent features, which has been achieved by using progressively shorter wavelengths for the photolithography used in their fabrication.
The MIT MRSEC, in collaboration with the Materials Processing Center (MPC) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), has launched a new MIT-wide materials website...The MIT MRSEC, in collaboration with the Materials Processing Center (MPC) and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), has launched a new MIT-wide materials website designed to help interest