—First Transistors Made Of 2-D Materials “Electronics: The fast, ultrathin devices could enable sharp, low-power flexible displays” Two independent research groups report the first transistors built entirely of two-dimensional electronic materials, making the devices some of the thinnest yet. The transistors, just a few atoms thick and hence transparent, could lead to bright, bendable, high-resolution displays.
by Prachi Patel, special to C&EN | May 08, 2014
—Fastest Graphene Transistor Yet “IBM researchers report the creation of a transistor that operates at 26 GHz, the highest frequency yet achieved for the 2-D carbon material” New progress in the blossoming field of graphene-based electronics comes from IBM researchers, who report the creation of a graphene transistor that operates at 26 GHz, the highest frequency yet achieved (Nano Lett., DOI: 10.1021/nl803316h).
by Elizabeth K. Wilson | January 05, 2009