2D Semiconducting Material: Future of Electronics

2D Semiconducting Material: Future of Electronics

The engineers from the University of Utah have discovered a new kind of semiconducting material for electronic devices. This semiconductor is not made up of the usual element used in many transistors and electronic devices, which is silicon (Si), but is made up of tin monoxide (SnO). Most electronic devices composed of transistors and other components that are made of 3D materials. The difference of this semiconducting material is that it is only 2D with the thickness of one atom. And because the electrons "can only move in one layer so it's much faster," says Tiwari. Recently, the researchers have discovered new types of 2D materials such as graphene, molybdenun disulfide and borophene. These are a N-type 2D semiconductors and tin monoxide is the first stable P-type 2D semiconductor. This discovery opens a gateway for a 100 times much faster computers and smartphones with less power consumption and less heat. Want to know more about this awesome device? Follow this Link

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