Properties of Commercially Available Hexagonal Boron Nitride Grown By The CVD Method

A new technical paper titled "On the quality of commercial chemical vapour deposited hexagonal boron nitride" was published by researchers at KAUST and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan. Abstract "The semiconductors industry has put its eyes on two-dimensional (2D) materials produced by chemical vapour deposition (CVD) because they can be grown at the wafer level with sm... » read more

Tweaking Isotopes In Thin Semiconductor Materials Can Influence Optical And Electronic Properties 

A technical paper titled “Anomalous isotope effect on the optical bandgap in a monolayer transition metal dichalcogenide semiconductor” was published by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and University of Central Florida. Abstract: "Isotope effects have received increasing attention in materials science and engineering because altering isotopes directly affects phonons, ... » read more

Metrology For 2D Materials: A Review From The International Roadmap For Devices And Systems (NIST, Et Al.)

A technical paper titled “Metrology for 2D materials: a perspective review from the international roadmap for devices and systems” was published by researchers at Arizona State University, IBM Research, Unity-SC, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Abstract: "The International Roadmap for Devices and Systems (IRDS) predicts the integration of 2D materials into h... » read more

Research Bits: April 23

Probabilistic computer prototype Researchers at Tohoku University and the University of California Santa Barbara created a prototype of a heterogeneous probabilistic computer that combines a CMOS circuit with a limited number of stochastic nanomagnets. It aims to improve the execution of probabilistic algorithms used to solve problems where uncertainty is inherent or where an exact solution... » read more

2D van der Waals Magnets Above Room Temperature (MIT)

A new technical paper titled "Field-free deterministic switching of all–van der Waals spin-orbit torque system above room temperature" was published by researchers at MIT, with funding by the NSF and U.S. Department of Energy. Abstract "Two-dimensional van der Waals (vdW) magnetic materials hold promise for the development of high-density, energy-efficient spintronic devices for memory an... » read more

Band-To-Band Tunneling And Negative Differential Resistance in Heterojunctions Built Entirely Using 2D Materials

A technical paper titled "Electrical characterization of multi-gated WSe2 /MoS2 van der Waals heterojunctions" was published by researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf (HZDR), TU Dresden, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan) and NaMLab gGmbH. Abstract "Vertical stacking of different two-dimensional (2D) materials into van der Waals heterostructures exploits the pr... » read more

Large-Scale Integration Of 2D Materials As The Semiconducting Channel In An In-Memory Processor (EPFL)

A technical paper titled “A large-scale integrated vector-matrix multiplication processor based on monolayer molybdenum disulfide memories” was published by researchers at École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL). Abstract: "Data-driven algorithms—such as signal processing and artificial neural networks—are required to process and extract meaningful information from the mass... » read more

Research Bits: Dec. 18

Stacking 2D layers for AI processing Researchers from Washington University in St. Louis, MIT, Yonsei University, Inha University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the University of Notre Dame demonstrated monolithic 3D integration of layered 2D material, creating a novel AI processing hardware that integrates sensing, signal processing, and AI computing functions into a single chip. Th... » read more

A Polymer-Free Technique For Assembling Van Der Waals Heterostructures Using Flexible Si Nitride Membranes

A technical paper titled “Clean assembly of van der Waals heterostructures using silicon nitride membranes” was published by researchers at University of Manchester, Imperial College London, National Institute for Materials Science (Japan), and University of Lancaster. Abstract Van der Waals heterostructures are fabricated by layer-by-layer assembly of individual two-dimensional mater... » read more

Chip Industry Week In Review

By Jesse Allen, Karen Heyman, and Liz Allan AMD took the covers off new AI accelerators for training and inferencing of large language model and high-performance computing workloads. In its announcement, AMD focused heavily on performance leadership in the commercial AI processor space through a combination of architectural changes, better software efficiency, along with some improvements in... » read more

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