Micro/Nano Scale

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Broadband, Electrically-Small Antenna

 

The utilization of small antennas for mobile devices and for low frequency (long wavelength) applications is desired. Further, efficient use of transmission power...

Transistor Quantum Cascade Laser

 

A method for producing light emission, including the following steps: providing a transistor structure that includes a semiconductor base region disposed between a...

Self-Rolled up On-Chip Transformer for Extreme Size Reduction and Performance Enhancement

 

Inductors

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a novel design of on-chip inductors using multiple turn microtubes based on stain-...

Magnetic Field-Guided Metal-Assisted Chemical Etching

 

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a magnetic field-guided, metal-assisted chemical etching technique (h-MacEtch), which applies an external...

Compute Memory: A memory array that computes

 

Naresh Shanbhag from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign together with Mingu Kang and Min-sun Keel have developed a memory array that can store data,...

Extreme Miniaturization of On-Chip Filters for High Frequency or Wearable Electronics using Self-Rolled-up Membrane (S-RUM) Technology

 

Dr. Xiuling Li from the University of IL has developed a new radio frequency filter structure using her Self-Rolled-Up Membrane (S-RUM) structure.

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Micro-Mirror with Elastomeric Universal Joint Fabricated via Micro-Masonry

 

Dr. Seok Kim from the University of Illinois has developed a method to fabricate a silicon-based MEMS mirror and its elastomeric universal joint. This method,...

Buried Tunnel Contact Junction For Better Performance With Less Power

In many semiconductor light emitting devices, minimizing the volume of the p-type material is desirable. This technology involves burying a tunnel contact junction...

Tunnel Coupling Layer for Efficient Quantum Dot Lasers

 

A major problem with quantum dot (QD) lasers is the stochastic nature of QD structures, the lack of uniformity, the insufficient QD density, and the poor QD-to-QD...

Aligned Free-Standing Copper Nanowires

 

This invention fabricates copper nanowires using thermal chemical vapor deposition (CVD) at temperatures of about 200 to 400 C. The method can produce vertically...

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