DIY Silicon Photodiode Particle Detector directly from CERN
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DIY Silicon Photodiode Particle Detector directly from CERN

Silicon detectors are widely used in particle and nuclear physics for measuring ionizing radiation. This Do-It-Yourself project allows making a low-cost particle detector from scratch using silicon photodiodes. It can distinguish different particle types (alpha particles and electrons)...

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Researchers expand microchip capability with new 3D inductor technology
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Researchers expand microchip capability with new 3D inductor technology

Smaller is better when it comes to microchips, researchers said, and by using 3D components on a standardized 2D microchip manufacturing platform, developers can use up to 100 times less chip space. A team of engineers has boosted the performance of its previously developed 3D inductor...

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3D silicon-integrated microcapacitors have unprecedented performance
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3D silicon-integrated microcapacitors have unprecedented performance

Picosun Group, global provider of leading AGILE ALD® (Atomic Layer Deposition) thin film coating solutions, reports record performance of silicon-integrated, three-dimensional deep trench microcapacitors manufactured using its ALD technology. Increasing efficiency and performance...

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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry
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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Tiny device could replace expensive lab-scale equipment for many applications. Spectrometers — devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars — are large devices...

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Murata’s 3D Silicon Capacitors
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Murata’s 3D Silicon Capacitors

Murata high-density silicon capacitors are developed with a semiconductor MOS process and are using the third dimension to substantially increase the capacitor surface and thus its capacitance without increasing the capacitor footprint. Murata silicon technology is based on a monolithic...

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Nano-sandwiches in Electronics Significantly Reduce Risk of Overheating
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Nano-sandwiches in Electronics Significantly Reduce Risk of Overheating

A new study about "Reduction of overheating of 2D materials" published in the Journal of Advanced Materials. The work put behind the study is credited to the researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Engineering. By joining together two-dimensional materials used...

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Revolutionizing Electric Field Measuring Techniques
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Revolutionizing Electric Field Measuring Techniques

Nowadays, electrical fields are being used not only in electrical engineering, but also for industrial, weather forecasting, safety, and medical applications. As a result, the need for a precise electric field strength measurement device has become increasingly high, and many...

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Transistors- The 70-year-old invention that changed the world
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Transistors- The 70-year-old invention that changed the world

Its been 70 years since the fundamental building block of electronics was created, and it has been getting smaller, and better since then. The invention that won the Nobel prize for John Bardeen, Walter Brattain, and William Shockley in 1956 revolutionized electronics and made it into...

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