Fastest rectifier
Thomas Bougher, Virendra Singh, Asha Sharma, Baratunde Cola
564 hertz(es)
United States (Atlanta)

The fastest rectifier converts 564 THz signals, created by Baratunde Cola, Thomas Bougher (both USA), Asha Sharma and Virendra Singh (both India) and demonstrated at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, USA and published on 28 September 2015.

Rectifiers are devices which convert electrical alternating current (AC) signals to direct current (DC). Fast rectifiers have the potential to be utilised in a variety of practical applications, including energy detection and efficient solar energy conversion. The achievement was published in Nature Nanotechnology.