Tailoring 2D materials to improve electronic and optical devices

Science Daily  October 27, 2020 By altering the material in two different ways — atomically and physically — a team of researchers in the US (Pennsylvania, State University, MIT, Texas A&M University, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Rutgers University) was able to enhance light emission and increase signal strength, expanding the bounds of what is possible with devices that rely on these materials. In order to strengthen the coupling, the researchers created a new type of 2D material known as Janus transition metal dichalcogenides by replacing atoms on one side of the layer with a different type of atoms, creating uneven […]