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The Future Of Nanoelectronics & How Scientists Design Them To Address Global Needs

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(Photo : Technion/Getty Images) The nano-bible that was presented to Pope Benedictus XVI during his visit to the Jewish State, as seen against a page from the Jewish holy book at the Israeli Institute of Technology in the northern Israeli city of Haifa. Using advanced technology, experts at the Technion have inscribed the whole bible, a total of some 10 million bytes of digital information, on a 0.5mm squared gold-plated silicon chip.


Nanotechnology is the future of engineering and technology. The area of nanoelectronics is seen to be progressing productively with researchers and scientists designing them to address global needs. All fields of science will involve nanotechnology and in how it will shape the outlook of the mankind's development.

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The upcoming Silicon nanoelectronics Workshop comes June 4 and 5, 2017 is going to happen in Rihga Royal Hotel, Kyoto Japan. The future of nanoelectronics and update of events will be the point of discussion in the symposium. Nanoelectronics, in particular, will usher in nanotechnology in the field of upgrading the processes of harnessing renewable energy.

Back in February 2014, Stephen Goodnick, a Professor in a school of Electrical, Computer, and Energy Engineering in one of Arizona State University Schools made advancements in his research. The availability of nanoelectronics could pull down costs in obtaining renewable energy from the sun, wind, and water. The future of nanoelectronics in addressing global needs is evident for renewable energy. Nanoelectronics can be utilized by scientists to design cost-effective storage devices and maximize the capacity of energy storage in a fast and efficient technology, reports Science Daily.

Goodnick further states that a nanometer is a billionth of a meter (one meter is about 39 inches long). An estimated count of 100,000 nanometers is almost as thick as a sheet of paper. Tiny scale of solar panels can be used to harness and store solar power at an efficient rate with minimized costing, ushering the future of nanoelectronics.

Another team of researchers from the Air Force Research Laboratory, Colorado School of Mines, and the Argonne National Laboratory in Chicago, Illinois has a discovery of a new method to blend a composite material and apply it in the field of nanoelectronics. Hexagonal Boron Nitride (hBN) is the new material which is similar to graphene and could be stably formed and layered to a thickness of an atom. This discovery will form part in the future of nanoelectronics.

According to Dr. Michael Snure, Senior Physicists of the AFRL, these type of materials will be highly useful in creating high-density devices, flexibility improvement, and considerably reduce energy consumption. The ceramic material hBN will highly improve the future of nanoelectronics that is in use in the Air Force, reports Physics.Org.

Dr. Snure and his team will take the future of nanoelectronics a step further by integrating hBN with these 2D semiconductors, graphene, and phosphorene. The team has their work published in a science journal of the American Chemical Society.


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