Ontario budget supports quantum research at Waterloo
The Province of Ontario renewed its investment in world leading quantum technology research today allotting $25 million to the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo over five years. “We are extremely grateful that the Province of Ontario…
Ubiquitous piezoelectrics – How do they work?
Piezoelectrics – materials that can change mechanical stress to electricity and back again – are everywhere in modern life. Computer hard drives, loud speakers, medical ultrasound, sonar. Though piezoelectrics are a widely used technology, there are major gaps in our…
Creating a graphene-metal sandwich to improve electronics
Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene ‘sandwich’ strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics. The work was led by Alexander Balandin, a professor of electrical engineering at…
Will the future of electronics be printed?
Printable Electronics (PE) is the manufacture of electronic circuits using conventional printing approaches, and is rooted in the marriage of new materials and cost-effective, large-area printing processes. Thin, light weight, flexible and low-cost – that’s what PE means. PE as…
Printable electronic materials show considerable promise
Rapid progress in microelectronics has led to exponential increases in computational power over the last 40 years, accompanied by comparable decreases in both the size and cost of electronic devices. This has enabled the spread of electronics and computer technology…