Can the adsorption of transition metals functionalize the novel 2D material borophene for nanoelectronic applications? In a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper, Alvarez-Quiceno et al. perform a systematic first-principles investigation aimed at answering this question. They discuss their findings… Read More ›
This week’s Image of the Week is taken from M A Lino et al 2017 J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 50 305103. In this paper the authors investigate the feasibility of producing Single Electron Transistors from Black Phosphorus Quantum Dots. The… Read More ›
It is a common observation that the resistance of a conducting film on a flexible substrate increases when subjected to strain, albeit with a few exceptions (such as a variant of conducting polymer PEDOT: PSS, where the reverse is observed)…. Read More ›
How to fabricate atomically-thin 2D ternary oxide crystals via bottom-up synthesis
This weeks image come from a Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter Special Issue on oxide interfaces
Could 2D materials open new avenues for magnetic tunnel junctions and spin electronics?
In a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper, Maciej Bieniek, Tomasz Woźniak and Paweł Potasz investigate atomically thin bismuth nanostructures in the context of stability of their topological properties.
Zacharias Fthenakis and Nektarios Lathiotakis propose a fast and accurate description of the mechanical response of any 2D structure under any strain conditions.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics recently published a fascinating Topical Review by leading 2D materials scientist, Guy Le Lay (Aix-Marseille Université). Guy and his co-authors focus on new elemental 2D materials such as silicene, phosphorene, germanene and stanene, discussing… Read More ›
A new approach enables fully ab initio simulations of the contacts between 3D and 2D materials.
Can graphene be used as a nanoscopic ruler over a wide range of distances?
Combining silica (SiO2) with silicon-carbide (Si2C3) to produce a new porous film – Silicatene
What are TMDs? And why is it important to develop new techniques to make them? Elisha Mercado has spent her time at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology finding out.
A new special issue available from JPCM highlights the novel phenomena of these materials and their potential in electronic devices as a possible replacement for silicon.
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