Graphene and two-dimensional materials for silicon technology

The route to using 2DMs in future computing systems


“The development of silicon semiconductor technology has produced breakthroughs in electronics—from the microprocessor in the late 1960s to early 1970s, to automation, computers and smartphones—by downscaling the physical size of devices and wires to the nanometre regime. Now, graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials offer prospects of unprecedented advances in device performance at the atomic limit, and a synergistic combination of 2D materials with silicon chips promises a heterogeneous platform to deliver massively enhanced potential based on silicon technology. Integration is achieved via three-dimensional monolithic construction of multifunctional high-rise 2D silicon chips, enabling enhanced performance by exploiting the vertical direction and the functional diversification of the silicon platform for applications in opto-electronics and sensing. Here we review the opportunities, progress and challenges of integrating atomically thin materials with silicon-based nanosystems, and also consider the prospects for computational and non-computational applications.”

Find the technical paper link here.

Akinwande, D., Huyghebaert, C., Wang, CH. et al. Graphene and two-dimensional materials for silicon technology. Nature 573, 507–518 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1573-9. Published: 25 September 2019


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