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Replacing sapphire with silicon could lead to more-affordable LEDs.
Researchers have controlled the position of a single electron in a silicon circuit.
Intel researchers have built a superfast silicon chip for optical networking.
Silicon shortages drove up prices, but supplies are now increasing.
The silicon shortage that has kept solar electricity expensive is ending.
The 4.5-gigahertz resonator could lead to smaller electronics.
A California startup is cutting by half the amount of costly silicon used in solar panels.
A simple technique can draw–and erase–wires to create denser computer memory.
Research shows that silicon is as efficient as pricier materials.
Placing tiny spheres of silicon in reflective trays could be the key to cheap, efficient solar cells.