European researchers have engineered a Schottky zinc oxide diode/selector to help pave the way for crossbar architecture. Crossbar may eventually replace flash technology in non-volatile memory devices.
A low-energy drying technique for aggregates in hydraulic lime mortar has been developed by a UK consortium. The research aims to make lime mortars commercially viable for new build projects, as they have the ability to make bricks easier to recycle and contain around 45% less embodied CO2 than cement mortars.
Optimised circuit designs for complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) are said to have proven the commercial potential of 45nm chips for high-speed and low-powered wireless applications. Participants in the European NANO-RF project have adapted digital circuitry for radio frequencies (RFs) beyond 60GHz.