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New 2D nano-material set to speed up electronics market

Michelle Hammond /

start-up-idea-nanomaterialScientists at RMIT University and the CSIRO have produced a new two-dimensional material that could revolutionise the electronics market.

 

The material – made up of layers of crystal known as molybdenum oxides – has unique properties that encourage the free flow of electrons at ultra-high speeds.

 

The CSIRO’s Dr Serge Zhuiykov says the new nano-material is made up of layered sheets – similar to graphite layers that make up a pencil’s core.

 

“Within these layers, electrons are able to zip through at high speeds with minimal scattering,” Zhuiykov says.

 

“The importance of our breakthrough is how quickly and fluently electrons – which conduct electricity – are able to flow through the new material.”

 

According to RMIT’s Professor Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, the researchers were able to remove “road blocks” that could obstruct the electrons.

 

“If electrons can pass through a structure quicker, we can build devices that are smaller and transfer data at much higher speeds,” Kalantar-zadeh says.

 

“While more work needs to be done before we can develop actual gadgets using this new 2D nano-material, this breakthrough lays the foundation for a new electronics revolution.”

 

This material could be worth looking into.

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