The recent synthesis of one-dimensional van der Waals heterostructures, a type of heterostructure made by layering two-dimensional materials that are one atom thick, may lead to new, miniaturized electronics that are currently not possible, according to a team of Penn State and University of Tokyo researchers.
In recent years, engineers have found ways to modify the properties of some "two- dimensional" materials, which are just one or a few atoms thick, by stacking two layers together and rotating one slightly in relation to the other. This creates what are known as moiré patterns, where tiny shifts in the alignment of atoms between the two sheets create larger-scale patterns. It also changes the way electrons move through the material, in potentially useful ways.
Current electronic components in computers, mobile phones and many other devices are based on microstructured silicon carriers. However, this technology has almost reached its physical limits and the smallest possible structure sizes.
Experienced silicone product manufacturer General Silicones (GS) shares how its Compo-SiL® technology is a new alternative to heat transfer printing or silicone-based ink printing. Bulk Fabric Printing and Wholesale companies see an increased demand for silicone logo prints due to silicone material’s eco-friendly properties. With consumer scrutiny focusing on green product specifications, apparel and sports brands need an eco-friendly solution. Using silicone ink for printing is an approach often used. But so far, silicone ink printing technology does not allow for shades and complicated patterns and requires time and labor-intensive processes.
Semiconducting 2D alloys could be key to overcoming the technical limitations of modern electronics. Although 2D Si-Ge alloys would have interesting properties for this purpose, they were only predicted theoretically. Now, scientists from Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology have realized the first experimental demonstration. They have also shown that the Si to Ge ratio can be adjusted to fine tune the electronic properties of the alloys, paving the way for novel applications.
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Physicists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered how to locally add electrical charge to an atomically thin graphene device by layering flakes of another thin material, alpha-RuCl3, on top of it.
Since the invention of world's first laser - the ruby laser - in 1960, the human desire to control light has spread to various industries, including telecommunications, medicine, GPS, optical sensors and optical computers.
The organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites (OIHPs) have a multiple application on solar cells, lighting-emitting diodes (LEDs), field effect transistors (FETs) and photodetectors. Among the parameters valuing the power conversion efficiency (PCE) of devices based on perovskite materials, the mobility of carriers undoubtedly captures a high weight.
Strain engineering usually refers to a kind of material processing technology, which aims to regulate the properties of materials or optimize related devices' performance by inherent or external strain.