Tag: 2D materials

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2D Material Energy Storage set to Become Commercially Viable

Materials scientists have found a way to restructure a class of nanomaterials into 2D material energy storage devices. While the world doesn’t lack power sources, mastering the efficient conversion and storage of energy is problematic. Many...
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How ‘Valleytronics’ Could Help Keep Moore’s Law Alive

To sustain the growth of the power of microchips and keep Moore’s Law going, semiconductor engineers are exploring the path of “valleytronics”. As Gordon Moore predicted, the number of transistors in chips have doubled every...
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How to Erase Memory Using Light and Create System-on-Panel Devices

Engineers have used 2D materials to design a new high-performance memory device that can be fully erased with light. Currently available silicon-based memory chips have several limitations: they are rigid, bulky, and tend to overheat,...
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Washable Circuits Fully Integrated into Fabric for Future Textiles

For the first time, researchers have found a way to fully integrate circuitry into fabrics, giving wearable tech a possibly brighter future. Recently, researchers at the University of Cambridge have shown us how 2D materials...
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Controlling Boundaries of 2D Materials Enables Futuristic Memory Storage

Researchers at Penn State may have discovered the next big leap in 2D materials by creating controlled grain boundaries. When I was younger, the idea of dimensions beyond the fourth completely blew my mind. The...

Liquid Metal Creates new Class of Metamaterials

Australian researchers have used liquid metal to synthesize a two-dimensional material that’s never been seen before in nature. The working principle of liquid metals calls to mind the famous T-1000 terminator robot in the movie...