New 2D material for next generation high-speed electronics

January 20, 2013 05:54 PM EST By: Jennifer Rocha

Scientists at CSIRO and RMIT University have produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionize the electronics market

Story content courtesy of CSIRO, AU

The material has unique properties that encourage the free flow of electrons at ultra-high speeds.  The researchers were able to adapt graphene to create a new conductive nano-material.

CSIRO’s Dr Serge Zhuiykov said the new nano-material was made up of layered sheets, and that “within these layers, electrons are able to zip through at high speeds with minimal scattering.”

The work, with RMIT doctoral researcher Sivacarendran Balendhran as the lead author, was supported by the CSIRO Sensors and Sensor Networks Transformational Capability Platform and the CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering Division.
It was also a result of collaboration between researchers from Monash University, University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), CSIRO, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and RMIT.


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