AMO expands its nanofabrication capabilities

On October 2nd, AMO has received the shipment of a new 200mm tool for Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) from Oxford Instruments – just in time for the launch of the 2D Experimental Pilot Line (2D-EPL).  This acquisition has been possible thanks to the financial support of the Ministry of Economy, Innovation, Digitization and Energy of the Land North-Rhine Westphalia (MWIDE).

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RWTH Public Lecture by Max Lemme

On October 28, Max Lemme will give a public lecture with the title: “Graphene – from wonder material to “Killer App”?”. In this lecture, Lemme will discuss not only the unique properties of graphene and related two-dimensional (2D) materials, but also their possible applications in future electronic devices and the challenges that still need to be overcome to bring these devices to the market. The full abstract can be downloaded here.

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Combining high responsivity and low power consumption in graphene-based photodetectors

Researchers from AMO GmbH, ICFO- Institut de Ciencies Fotoniques, RWTH Aachen University, and Bergishe Universität Wuppertal have developed a novel approach for graphene-based photodetectors that allows combining high responsivity and low power consumption, thus circumventing one of the major limitations of state-of-the-art photodetectors based on graphene – namely the high power-consumption caused by their large dark currents. [read more »]

The first operational amplifier based on a two-dimensional material

Researchers from TU Wien, AMO GmbH, University of Pisa and Wuppertal University have realized the first operational amplifier based on the two-dimensional semiconductor MoS2, reaching a key milestone towards the vision of a flexible electronics all based on two dimensional materials. This result has just appeared in the journal Nature Electronics.

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Nanoelectromechanical sensors based on 2D materials – a review

Max Lemme and co-workers have recently published a review article on nanoelectromechanical (NEMS) sensors based on suspended two-dimensional (2D) materials in the journal RESEARCH, an open-access multidisciplinary journal launched in 2018 as the first journal in the Science Partner Journal (SPJ) program. The paper is an invited contribution to a special issue on “Progress and challenges in emerging 2D nanomaterials – preparation, processing, and device integration”, and has the purpose of contributing to the development of the field of 2D materials for sensor applications and to their integration with conventional semiconductor technology. [read more »]