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26 February 2018
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• CORNERSTONE sixth call design rules
CORNERSTONE users are invited to submit designs to the sixth call. The platform is 220 nm Si / 2 µm buried oxide (BOX) silicon-on-insulator (SOI). There will be 3 silicon etches of 70 nm (grating couplers), 120 nm (rib waveguides) and 220 nm (strip waveguides). In addition, there will be two layers for metal heaters (heater filaments and heater contact pads).For the first time, a process design kit (PDK) has been made available using Luceda’s IPKISS software. To obtain a copy of the software and... Read more
22 February 2018
Rear Admiral Philip Greenish, Professor Sir David Payne and Professor Nikolay Zheludev at Buckingham Palace.
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• The Vice-Chancellor has recorded a congratulatory video.
A delegation from the University of Southampton has visited Buckingham Palace for ceremonies to receive the prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.The Prize, awarded for the University’s world-leading expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology, was presented by HRH Prince Charles and Southampton... Read more
08 February 2018
5D data storage memory crystals
The successful launch of the new rocket, the Falcon Heavy, by SpaceX from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida into a Mars orbit around the Sun, has captured the world’s imagination and attention mainly because of its power but also because of its payload.Famously aboard the spacecraft is a Tesla Roadster, owned by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, but joining the bright red sports car on its journey around our solar system is the Arch Library, created using 5D optical storage technology developed by Professor Peter Kazansky and his team at the University of Southampton’s... Read more
25 January 2018
Memristor chips on wafer
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• Study published in Scientific Reports
• Nanomemristors website
• ISCAS 2018
Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered a way of enhancing the capabilities of an emerging nanotechnology that could open the door to a new generation of electronics.In a study published in the journal Scientific Reports, researchers show how they have pushed the memristor – a simpler and smaller alternative to the transistor, with the capability of... Read more