New materials for extra thin computer chips

EurekAlert  July 13, 2020
To realize the full potential of nanoelectronic devices based on 2D materials they have to be placed on the appropriate substrate, and an insulator layer is also needed on top of it, an insulator that is extremely thin and of extremely good quality. An international team of researchers (Austria, Russia, China, USA – UT Austin, Germany, Italy) has achieved excellent results with special crystals containing fluorine atoms. A transistor prototype with a calcium fluoride insulator has provided convincing data, and other materials are still being analysed. The new electrically conductive 2D materials can be combined with new types of insulators…read more. Open Access¬†TECHNICAL ARTICLE

Schematic channel/insulator interfaces in different device technologies. Credit: Nature Communications volume 11, Article number: 3385 (2020)

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