2D Crystal Consortium

    Equipment/facility: Facility

    • Location

      N-336 Millennium Science Complex University Park, PA 16802

      United States

    Description

    The 2DCC-MIP is a national user facility, supported by the National Science Foundation, that is focused on the development of two dimensional (2D) chalcogenides for applications in next generation electronics beyond silicon for digital circuits and flexible electronics. These materials include 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) films that are only a few atoms thick, topological insulator (TI) bismuth chalcogenide films that only conduct on the 2D surface, and multilayers of dissimilar chalcogenide films whose properties are dominated by 2D interfaces.

    In all these cases, the 2D nature of restricted electron motion gives rise to new physical phenomena not present in three dimensions. The 2DCC-MIP is focused on the development of single-crystal 2D materials that can lead to transformative discoveries enabling both fundamental science and qualitatively new device functionalities at the frontiers of technology in computing, displays, and communication.

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    digital electronics
    chalcogenides
    metal films
    electronics
    bismuth
    crystals
    communication
    transition metals
    insulators
    single crystals
    silicon
    atoms
    electrons