Insulators for 2D nanoelectronics: the gap to bridge

A review article on one of the most delicate issues of future electronics based on 2D materials

A team of scientists led by Tibor Grasser and Yuri Illarionov of TU Wien, including RWTH Professor and AMO Director Max Lemme, has published an extensive review of the current search for suitable insulators for two-dimensional (2D) nanoelectronics in Nature Communications.

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AMO’s vision of the Digital Hardware Hub Aachen passed the first crucial test

On May 26, 2020, the Advisory Board of the Rhineland Economic Development Agency (Zukunftsagentur Rheinisches Revier) has announced a list of 83 projects that are recommended for funding within the structural measures planned by the German Federal Government to support the transition to a coal-free economy. The Digital Hardware Hub Aachen is one of them.

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How nanotechnology can help solving water shortage problems

Supplying water to cities and towns has become an increasingly serious problem in many parts of the world. In many cases, long-term solutions must necessarily include wastewater reuse, but establishing a closed-loop water supply system is an extremely challenging problem, which involves a lot of political, economical and technological challenges. One of the major problems is the cost of the processes needed to remove tenacious organic contaminants from water – and this is where nanotechnology can help.

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A scalable manufacturing-technology for highly sensitive photodetectors on flexible substrates

Researchers from AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University have successfully demonstrated high-responsivity  molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) photodetectors on flexible substrates, realized with a scalable manufacturing-technology. The work has been recently published in the journal ACS Photonics, and it is the result of a cooperation with the University of Siegen, Raith B.V., AIXTRON SE, and the University of Wuppertal.

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Open PhD positions in the EU-funded project GREAT

AMO is a member of the EU-funded project GREAT (Grating Reflectors Enabled laser Applications and Training). The overall aim of the project is to train a cohort of 15 early-stage researchers (ESRs) through the completion of interconnected individual projects which will deliver innovative approaches for development and use of Grating Waveguide Structures (GWS), from design to implementation in laser systems. [read more »]

AMO congratulates Prof. Neumaier

AMO congratulates Daniel Neumaier for his appointment as Full Professors at the University of Wuppertal, where he now holds the Chair of Smart Sensor Systems. “We are all very happy for Daniel for this big achievement”, says AMO’s Director Prof. Max Lemme, “even if this is, of course, a big loss for AMO. It was not really unexpected, though, since he is a very prominent scientist with high international visibility, in particular in the graphene community.”

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Operating a clean-room in the time of COVID-19

It is has been a long tradition at AMO to take a group picture in front of the blossoming cherry trees outside AMO’s building. This spring the picture was taken in shifts, with a 2m-distance between people – like any other activity at AMO since middle March 2020. [read more »]