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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 »]

FOXES: developing a zero-emissions, portable energy supply for autonomous devices

AMO GmbH is partner of FOXES, a FET Proactive Project recently approved by the European Commission. FOXES is an acronym for “Fully Oxide-based Zero-Emission and Portable Energy Supply”. The project aims at realizing a zero-emission, portable energy supply for powering wireless devices for the Internet of Things. [read more »]

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 »]