If your laptop or cellphone starts to feel warm after playing hours of video games or running too many apps at one time, those devices are actually doing their job.
Whisking heat away from the circuitry in a computer’s innards to the outside environment is critical: Overheated computer chips can make programs run slower or freeze, shut the device down altogether or cause permanent damage.
Combining exceptional crystal-growing skills with theoretical predictions, University of Texas at Dallas scientists and their collaborators have revealed new insights into materials called topological insulators.
Physicists found that crystals made from bismuth and iodine transition into a novel structure at room temperature that significantly alters the material’s electronic properties.
A team of researchers, led by University of Texas at Dallas scientists, has developed a new technique to grow exceptionally large, high-quality crystals that could help make advanced electronics, such as spintronic and magnetic optoelectronic devices, a reality.
Very thin layers — just one or two atoms thick — can be exfoliated easily from the bulk crystals. These two-dimensional layers exhibit surprising magnetic properties and are very stable in air at room temperature, making them of interest for use in devices that incorporate stacked layers of different materials.
The University of Texas at Dallas recognized a group of faculty members for their outstanding achievements recently during the Center for Teaching and Learning
’s sixth annual Celebration of Teaching Excellence.
Five educators received President’s Teaching Excellence Awards
for their positive impact and innovative approaches in the classroom, while 21 others were honored for completing a national teaching course offered by the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). Recent recipients of UTD’s mentoring awards and UT System honors were also among those recognized.