A New Layered Structure With 2D Material That Exhibits A Unique Transfer Of Energy And Charge

A technical paper titled “Excitation-Dependent High-Lying Excitonic Exchange via Interlayer Energy Transfer from Lower-to-Higher Bandgap 2D Material” was published by researchers at University of Warsaw, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and National Institute for Materials Science (Japan). Abstract: "High light absorption (∼15%) and strong photoluminescence (PL) emission in monolayer (1L... » read more

Large Area Synthesis of 2D Material Hexagonal Boron Nitride, Improving Device Characteristics of Graphene

A new technical paper titled "Large-area synthesis and transfer of multilayer hexagonal boron nitride for enhanced graphene device arrays" was published by researchers at Kyushu University, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), and Osaka University. Abstract "Multilayer hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) can be used to preserve the intrinsic physical properti... » read more

2D Semiconductor Materials Creep Toward Manufacturing

As transistors scale down, they need thinner channels to achieve adequate channel control. In silicon, though, surface roughness scattering degrades mobility, limiting the ultimate channel thickness to about 3nm. Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), such as MoS2 and WSe2, are attractive in part because they avoid this limitation. With no out-of-plane dangling bonds and at... » read more

Hybrid Boolean Networks as Physically Unclonable Functions

Abstract: "We introduce a Physically Unclonable Function (PUF) based on an ultra-fast chaotic network known as a Hybrid Boolean Network (HBN) implemented on a field programmable gate array. The network, consisting of N coupled asynchronous logic gates displaying dynamics on the sub-nanosecond time scale, acts as a `digital fingerprint' by amplifying small manufacturing variations during a peri... » read more

Power/Performance Bits: Feb. 25

Thinner, flexible touchscreens Researchers from RMIT University, University of New South Wales, and Monash University developed a thin, flexible electronic material for touchscreens. The material is 100 times thinner than current touchscreen materials. The new screens are still based on indium-tin oxide (ITO), a common touchscreen material. However, a liquid metal printing approach was used... » read more