2D Materials: Challenges and Opportunities for Future Electronics

Who: Robert Wallace, University of Texas at Dallas
Friday, November 4, 2016 - 9:30am to 10:30am
Benedum Hall 102

The size reduction and economics of integrated circuits, captured since the 1960’s in the form of Moore’s Law, is under serious challenge. Current industry roadmaps reveal that physical limitations include reaching aspects associated with truly atomic dimensions, and the cost of manufacturing is reaching such values that only 2 or 3 companies can afford leading edge capabilities. To address the physical limitations, 2D materials such as graphene, phosphorene, h-BN, and transition metal dichalcogenides have captured the imagination of the electronics community for advanced applications in nanoelectronics and optoelectronics. The ideal materials have much appeal, but the reality of defects and impurities will surely compromise the intrinsic performance of such device technologies. This talk will present a sample of our recent work examining defects, impurities, and passivation, as well as the potential device performance implications.