Novel scalable approach to build atomically thin transistors and circuits with current semiconductor manufacturing

07/11/2016 - 17:54

Dan Krotz | Image: Berkeley Lab

In an advance that helps pave the way for next-generation electronics and computing technologies—and possibly paper-thin gadgets —scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) developed a way to chemically assemble transistors and circuits that are only a few atoms thick.

What’s more, their method yields functional structures at a scale large enough to begin thinking about real-world applications and commercial scalability.


Ref: Large-scale chemical assembly of atomically thin transistors and circuits. Nature Nanotechnology (July 2016) | DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2016.115 (Not online yet)