Wall street journal interviewed Professor Akinwande and featured his research and a picture with research scholar Dr. Kireev in an article on 2D materials.
In original discovery research reported in nature nanotechnology, we discover the underlying physics (metal bonding to atomic vacancy) behind atomristor or memristor effect in atomic sheets using MoS2 as a model. This is arguably the smallest atomic memory unit (1nm feature size).
Work led by Dr. Saban Hus and with several distinguished collaborators.
Article Main page https://www.nature.com/articles/s41565-020-00789-w
Direct pdf file https://rdcu.be/b997C
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.
A blog post in Nature can be read here.
News Media coverage:
Live TV interview on the public importance
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.
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.
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.
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.
Graphene electronic tattoo sensors have been realized. congrats to postdoc scholar Shideh Ameri who led the work in collaboration with Nanshu Lu’s group.
Also widely reported in the news, and is featured on BBC
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 has been selected as an Inaugural Gordon Moore Inventor Fellow.