New research demonstrating lithium-ion glass as a high performance substrate for studying 2D electronic materials for transistors and amplifiers. Congrats Md. Hasibul Alam.
We are grateful to collaborators including Professors Sanjay Banerjee, and Helena Braga.
Article is open access and can be seen here
A single atomically-thin layer of hexagonal boron nitride shows that thinner is better with regards to radio-frequency switching applications. This work is now published and is based on our earlier discovery of atomristors.
Fruitful collaboration between UT-Austin (lead grad student, Myungsoo Kim) and CNRS in Lille led by Emiliano Pallecchi and Henri Happy.
Title: Analog switches made from boron nitride monolayers for application in 5G and terahertz communication systems. Nature Electronics May 2018. ->PDF.
A blog post in Nature can be read here.
News Media coverage:
Live TV interview on the public importance
Public Radio interview and Texas Standard transcript
NPR on KUT
IEEE Spectrum News
UT-Austin Press Release
UK Daily Mail
Army Press Release
Federal News Network
The combination of 2D materials and Silicon arguably represents the biggest application of these materials in advancing commercial semiconductor applications.
As such, a review article on the progress, opportunities and challenges for graphene/2D materials integration on Silicon for heterogeneous 3D nanotechnology was commissioned and is now available at Nature journal.
This is a balanced review featuring academia and industry leaders in the area of 2D materials and Silicon technology.
The article link is below.
We are delighted to give two invited talks in oct/nov 2019 at two distinguished Nature Conferences.
Nature Neuromorphic conference: https://www.nature.com/natureconferences/nc19/index.html
Nature 2D materials conference: https://www.nature.com/natureconferences/2dmaterials19/index.html
Our work on 2D memory has resulted in the thinnest non-volatile memory device. A record for device applications of nanomaterials.
Congrats to Xiaohan Wu and Ruijing Ge who did much of the experimental work and our international collaborators at Peking and Taiwan.
Advanced Materials, 2019.
See news article on PhysicsWorld
Congrats to our former postdoctoral scholar, Dr. Shideh Ameri who is a new Assistant Professor at Queens University, CA, effective September 2018.
Shideh did pioneering work on graphene electronic tattoos for mobile health and human-machine control. Her work has been widely covered by the media including the BBC.
Our recent work on the discovery of universal memory effect in 2D monolayer atomic sheets is now published in nanoletters (PDF). It has been selected as ACS Editor’s Choice and hence available freely for everyone. Congrats to Ruijing and Xiaohan, Prof. Jack Lee, Peking University collaborators and the entire team for their hard work on this discovery research.
Several news reports have been released.
UT News Release
Chemistry & Engineering News (C&EN)
Science Policy News
Our invited short perspective educational article on research based learning is on Nature Nano. An article about research as an ideal platform for learning, discovery the ultimate motivator, and failure is not only a frequent option but is a great teacher.
Through the hard work of many students, the support of many colleagues, the love of family and friends, and the Grace of God; Prof. Akinwande has been selected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society, awarded to less than 0.5% of physicists.
Citation: For contributions to the physical study and development of scalable uniform monolayer graphene synthesis on wafer-scale substrates, and the realization of GHz flexible and wearable two-dimensional devices, circuits and systems.
Two papers have been accepted for presentation at IEDM 2017. IEDM is the premier conference for the latest advances in device technology and applications.
-Paper on graphene-cmos integration for sensors
-Paper on flexible paper electronics based on 2D materials (selected as a technical highlight of the conference) and featured by NEWs Media
Prof. Akinwande was honored to give’s SPIE Plenary talk on graphene science, device and technology at the annual conference in San Diego. This is the largest optical/photonics meeting in America.
The talk was covered by SPIE News.
News and Views article on printed functional atomic inks featured in the April issue of Nature Nanotechnology. This article is on the research led Cinzia Casiraghi at Manchester.
Our invited perspective article on 2D Xenes and 2D topological insulator materials has been published in nature materials.