A Potential Substitute For Silicon In Solar Cells

Inorganic perovskites of a particular crystal configuration could outperform silicon in solar cells, scientists say.

Asia’s Scientific Trailblazers: Eugene Fitzgerald

Newly-appointed CEO of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology Professor Eugene Fitzgerald lists his priorities for the R&D center.

Giving Robots A Sense Of Touch

Researchers in South Korea have used silicon and carbon nanotubes to make tactile sensors that could serve as robot skin.

Smashing Silicon To Make Lithium Batteries

Pulverized waste silicon be recycled into a high-performance anode material for lithium-ion batteries.

Lasers + Silicon Wafers = Boost To Big Data

By fabricating tiny lasers directly on silicon wafers, researchers can integrate photonics with electronics, and with greater efficiency too.

A Blueprint For Quantum Computers In Silicon

Researchers have designed a 3D silicon chip architecture based on single atom quantum bits, providing a blueprint for building a large-scale quantum computer.

7 Must-Read Stories In October 2015

From driverless cars to liquid microfluidics sensors, research from Singapore is heavily featured in our top articles published in October 2015.

Crucial Hurdle In Quantum Computing Overcome

For the first time, researchers have built the basic building block of a quantum computer—a two-qubit logic gate—and have done so using existing silicon technology.

Sticky Tape Used To Create Semiconductor Monolayers

As a semiconductor material, phosphorene is lighter and thinner than silicon, opening up the possibility of interesting new devices.

Laser Explosions Make Silicon Exotic

Scientists have used laser-controlled micro-explosions to create new phases in silicon, paving the way for exotic new materials.