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Bipolar junction transistors find a variety of applications in different electronic equipment. The article would help readers understand and appreciate the engineering marvel which forms the base of almost every complex electronic device that exists today.

NPN vs PNP BJT Transistor: Understanding the basics

A team of EPFL scientists engineer nanoscale guitar strings that vibrate tens of billions of times when plucked at cryogenic temperatures, with a material originally developed for electronic transistors.

Ring my string: Building silicon nano-strings

Sound waves may pave the way for topological electronic transistors

The first topological acoustic transistor

Valerio Piazza is creating new 3D architectures built from an inventive form of nanowire. His research aims to push the boundaries of miniaturization and pave the way to more powerful electronic devices.

New nanowire architectures boost computers' processing power

Engineers show how to print dense transistor arrays on skin-like materials to create stretchable circuits that flex with the body to perform applications yet to be imagined.

Engineers develop a practical way to make artificial skin

The long-sought future of flexible electronics that are wearable has proven elusive, but Stanford researchers say they have made a breakthrough.

Engineers develop a new technique to manufacture flexible electronics

In this episode, we talk about the injectable microchip from Columbia University along with its applications in clinical settings, a global effort to develop two dimensional transistors, and a NASA Pathways Intern who created an AI powered system capable of detecting spacecraft failures.

Podcast: Injectable Microchips, 2D Transistors, AI For Spacecraft Diagnosis

Atomically thin materials are a promising alternative to silicon-based transistors; now researchers can connect them more efficiently to other chip elements.

Advance may enable "2D" transistors for tinier microchip components

Power converters play an essential role in electric vehicles and solar panels, for example, but tend to lose a lot of power in the form of heat in the electricity conversion process.

New nanotransistors keep their cool at high voltages

Inspired by decades-old MIT research, the new technology could boost quantum computers and other superconducting electronics.

Nanowire could provide a stable, easy-to-make superconducting transistor

Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors traditionally made of silicon, according to Saptarshi Das, assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics (ESM) in Penn State’s College of Engineering.

Transistors built from ultra-thin 2D materials take a step forward

Increasing computing power is critical for many technological developments. However, the traditional method of increasing computing power — namely, adding more transistors to microprocessors — is reaching its limit of physical scaling.

Researchers to redesign microprocessors to increase computing power

Once deemed suitable only for high-speed communication systems, an alloy called InGaAs might one day rival silicon in high-performance computing.

Discovery suggests new promise for nonsilicon computer transistors

Columbia team discovers 6nm-long single-molecule circuit with enormous on/off ratio due to quantum interference; finding could enable faster, smaller, and more energy-efficient devices

Harnessing Quantum Properties to Create Single-Molecule Devices

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