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Metadevices are result of inverse design

A paper entitled ‘inverse designed broadband all-dielectric electromagnetic metadevices’ claims to have the answer to developing revolutionary consumer, defence and telecommunications technologies. According to the Northwestern University team, concepts such as an aerodynamic sensor that can conform to the exact slope and angle of a jet airplane wing, and coating materials that make tanks appear to become invisible could be made possible.

Exploration into transistor reliability leads to new discoveries

According to imec, its research has spawned breakthroughs in self-learning chips, new data security technology and biosensors. The investigations explore the reliability of transistors and electrical characterisation, observing what happens when transistors operate properly and when they fail.

Two-dimensional circuit with magnetic quasi-particles

Conventionally, individual circuit elements are wired using three-dimensional bridge constructions. Physicists at Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) are now working on a variation by replacing electrons with the quasiparticle known as magnon.

Graphene scaffold could solve lithium battery problems

While lithium metal-based batteries are attractive in theory, practical applications have run into problems ranging from rapid degradation to catastrophic failure. Researchers have tried to overcome these problems by creating a ‘scaffold’ on which lithium ions can be deposited. However, as the volume of lithium ions changes during the charging cycle, expansion can destroy the scaffold.

Qualcomm gets nod from EC, Korea to buy NXP

While it continues to fight off the unwanted advances of Broadcom, Qualcomm has had approval from the European Commission and the Korea Fair Trade Commission to complete its acquisition of NXP Semiconductors. With eight of nine required approvals, only China has yet to pronounce on the deal.

Copper wires built atom by atom

Researchers at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST) have developed what is said to be a simple way to create copper molecular wires of different lengths by adding or removing copper atoms one by one.

York EMC changes name, Eurofins buys MET Labs

Following its purchase in 2017 by Eurofins Group, York EMC Services has changed its name to Eurofins York, not only reflecting the new ownership, but also the broader range of regulatory compliance products and services available.

Electrochemical logic circuits developed by Swedish team

A team from Linköping University says it has developed the first complementary electrochemical logic circuits that can function stably for long periods in water. According to the researchers, this is a ‘significant’ breakthrough in the development of bioelectronics.

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