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The Capital Explain: Semiconductors, Social Distancing & Scientific Stagnation

A social distancing marker on the USC campus in Los Angeles, Calif., August 17, 2020 (Lucy Nicholson/Reuters) Welcome to the Capital Note, a newsletter about business, finance and economics. On the menu today: semiconductors, social distancing & scientific stagnation. Nvidia Moore’s Law, according to which computing power doubles roughly every two years, has long been…

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These new semiconductors could revolutionize the solar energy industry

The demand for cheaper, greener electricity means that the energy landscape is changing faster than at any other point in history. This is particularly true of solar-powered electricity and battery storage. The cost of both has dropped at unprecedented rates over the past decade and energy-efficient technologies such as LED lighting have also expanded. Access…

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2-D semiconductors Discovered to be close-to-ideal fractional quantum Hall Stage

A monolayer semiconductor is found to be a close-to-ideal platform for fractional quantum Hall state–a quantum liquid that emerges under large perpendicular magnetic fields. The image illustrates monolayer WSe2 hosting “composite fermions,” a quasi-particle that forms due to the strong interactions between electrons and is responsible for the sequence of fractional quantum Hall states. Credit:…