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September issue

This month's issue features sweat-activated batteries for on-skin electronics, miniature cameras inspired by aquatic eyes, and an exploration of what’s next for negative capacitance electronics.

Latest Research

  • Perspective |

    This Perspective examines the relationship between hardware platforms and the competency awareness of a neural network, highlighting how hardware developments can impact uncertainty estimation quality, and exploring the innovations required in order to build competency-aware neural networks in resource constrained hardware platforms.

    • Yukun Ding
    • , Weiwen Jiang
    • , Qiuwen Lou
    • , Jinglan Liu
    • , Jinjun Xiong
    • , Xiaobo Sharon Hu
    • , Xiaowei Xu
    •  & Yiyu Shi
  • Review Article |

    This Review Article examines the potential of spintronics in four key areas of application —memories, sensors, microwave devices, and logic devices — and discusses the challenges that need be addressed in order to integrate spintronic materials and functionalities into mainstream microelectronic platforms.

    • B. Dieny
    • , I. L. Prejbeanu
    • , K. Garello
    • , P. Gambardella
    • , P. Freitas
    • , R. Lehndorff
    • , W. Raberg
    • , U. Ebels
    • , S. O. Demokritov
    • , J. Akerman
    • , A. Deac
    • , P. Pirro
    • , C. Adelmann
    • , A. Anane
    • , A. V. Chumak
    • , A. Hirohata
    • , S. Mangin
    • , Sergio O. Valenzuela
    • , M. Cengiz Onbaşlı
    • , M. d’Aquino
    • , G. Prenat
    • , G. Finocchio
    • , L. Lopez-Diaz
    • , R. Chantrell
    • , O. Chubykalo-Fesenko
    •  & P. Bortolotti
  • Article |

    An operational amplifier that uses the two-dimensional semiconductor molybdenum disulfide as the active material can be used to create complex analogue circuits, including inverters, integrators and amplifiers.

    • Dmitry K. Polyushkin
    • , Stefan Wachter
    • , Lukas Mennel
    • , Matthias Paur
    • , Maksym Paliy
    • , Giuseppe Iannaccone
    • , Gianluca Fiori
    • , Daniel Neumaier
    • , Barbara Canto
    •  & Thomas Mueller
  • Article |

    A two-terminal device that uses an array of carbon nanotubes as the source contact can excite electroluminescence from a variety of materials, producing electroluminescence from long-wave infrared to ultraviolet wavelengths, with onset voltages approaching the optical energy gap of the emitting material.

    • Yingbo Zhao
    • , Vivian Wang
    • , Der-Hsien Lien
    •  & Ali Javey

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    Negative capacitance field-effect transistors have been proposed as a route to low-power electronics, but a lack of fundamental understanding limits progress.

  • Comment |

    Progress towards low-power electronics based on negative capacitance has been slow. For the field to develop, the gap between fundamental research on ferroelectric materials and the engineering of practical devices needs to be bridged.

    • Michael Hoffmann
    • , Stefan Slesazeck
    • , Uwe Schroeder
    •  & Thomas Mikolajick
  • News & Views |

    A monocentric lens and a sensitive hemispherical imager can be combined to create a miniaturized camera that offers a field of view of 120°, deep depth of field and minimal optical aberration.

    • Zhenqiang Ma

About the Journal

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Focus

Neuromorphic computing

Seung Hwan Lee, University of Michigan

Neuromorphic computing

The rise of machine learning and artificial intelligence is asking questions about what is the best way to build a computer, and approaches that derive inspiration from the brain could provide an answer. Here, in a series of articles, we explore what such neuromorphic computing can do.