By Jamie Oberdick
A research partnership between Penn State and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could enable an improved method to make a new type of semiconductor that is a few atoms thin and interacts with light in an unusual way. This new semiconductor could lead to new computing and communications technologies that use lower amounts of energy than current electronics.
A new, atomically-thin materials platform will open a wide range of new applications in biomolecular sensing, quantum phenomena, catalysis and nonlinear optics.
Two-dimensional materials can be used to create smaller, high-performance transistors traditionally made of silicon.
Penn State facility enables development of new ultra-thin materials for advanced electronics
The National Science Foundation has named Penn State the lead partner to both Florida International University and North Carolina Central University as part of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials program.
Penn State research is transforming society by furthering our understanding of the world and helping people in our own backyard, according to Penn State President Eric J. Barron.