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Web Date: September 26, 2016

Molybdenum disulfide transistors break through a performance limit

Devices made out of the two-dimensional semiconducting material show that it can live up to its theoretical promise
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: 2-D materials, molybdenum disulfide, electronics, transistors, semiconductors, contact resistance

A new design has enabled researchers to make the best performing transistor yet from two-dimensional molybdenum disulfide. They say the results show the material has the right stuff to compete with silicon in the future—though many technological challenges still stand in its way (Nano Lett. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02713).

Atomically thin 2-D materials like MoS2, graphene, and phosphorene have unique electronic properties that make them . . .

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