New Monolayer Material Could Unlock Nano-Scale Electronics
- Shane Laros for Engineering.com November 16th, 2016
- Source: http://www.engineering.com/ElectronicsDesign/ElectronicsDesignArticles/ArticleID/13703/New-Monolayer-Material-Could-Unlock-Nano-Scale-Electronics.aspx
The electronics industry is constantly striving to make components smaller without sacrificing too much performance.
Research out of New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering has found a new method for developing electronics at the atomic scale — and it’s difficult to get much smaller than that.
Scientists and engineers have previously tried developing electronics using two-dimensional or monolayer electronic materials like graphene to make transistors, but found that the material’s lack of an energy band gap poses difficulties for semiconductor applications.