New Group Of Non-vdW 2D Materials Derived From Non-Layered Crystals Exhibiting Ultra Low Exfoliation Energies

A new technical paper titled "A New Group of 2D Non-van der Waals Materials with Ultra Low Exfoliation Energies" was published by TU Dresden, HZDR, and Aalto University. Abstract: "The exfoliation energy—quantifying the energy required to extract a two-dimensional (2D) sheet from the surface of a bulk material—is a key parameter determining the synthesizability of 2D compounds. Here, ... » read more

Startup Funding: October 2020

October 2020 was a big month for startups across the automotive space, with sizeable funding all around. Three startups based out of China brought in over $100M apiece for ADAS and autonomous driving, and a fourth U.S.-based startup saw $125M investment for simulating and testing autonomous driving systems. Two electric vehicle manufacturers also received $100M+ rounds. Collectively, the auto c... » read more

Graphene and two-dimensional materials for silicon technology

Abstract: "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 ... » read more