Volume 96 Issue 3 | p. 6 | News of The Week
Issue Date: January 15, 2018 | Web Date: January 10, 2018

Two-dimensional materials could enable low-power telecommunications

Atomically thin materials can be made into a new class of electronic devices for memory cells and telecom switches
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE
Keywords: 2-D materials, memristor, atomristor, computer memory, molybdenum disulfide, transition metal dichalcogenide, electronics, telecommunications

Two-dimensional materials can be exploited to make a new kind of electronic device that researchers have dubbed an atomristor. In early stage studies, the researchers have demonstrated a possible application for atomristors in low-power communications circuits (Nano Lett. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.7b04342).

The device’s name comes from “atomically thin memristor.” Memristors are the odd cousin of the electronics family, capable of acting in ways . . .

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