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Volume 1 Issue 12, December 2018

Implantable micro-LEDs take control

Implantable optoelectronic devices, which are based on microscale light-emitting diodes (micro-LEDs) and are capable of wireless power harvesting, offer precise control over their optical output for use in complex optogenetic experiments. The cover shows a photograph of one of these flexible devices balanced on a finger.

See Gutruf et al. and News & Views by Sohal

Image: Philipp Gutruf, The University of Arizona. Cover Design: Allen Beattie.


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  • This Review Article examines the development of terahertz integrated electronic and hybrid electronic–photonic systems, considering, in particular, advances that deliver important functionalities for applications in communication, sensing and imaging.

    • Kaushik Sengupta
    • Tadao Nagatsuma
    • Daniel M. Mittleman
    Review Article
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  • Rudimentary circuit elements, including a binary wire and an OR gate, can be created through the patterning of dangling bonds on a hydrogen-terminated silicon surface.

    • Taleana Huff
    • Hatem Labidi
    • Robert A. Wolkow
  • Three-dimensional integrated circuits based on slot antennas and carbon nanotubes can combine plasmonics and electronics, and can be used to create unidirectional receivers and wavelength- and polarization-division multiplexing.

    • Yang Liu
    • Jiasen Zhang
    • Lian-Mao Peng
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Reverse Engineering

  • Bluetooth allows electronic devices to communicate over short distances and is used by billions of devices worldwide. Jaap Haartsen recalls the developments that led to the establishment of the Bluetooth wireless technology standard.

    • Jaap Haartsen
    Reverse Engineering
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