Graphene to enable SWIR imager market growth

Three companies in the graphene business have been approved a European Innovation Council Fast Track to Innovation (FTI) project to help bring to the market the G-IMAGER, a graphene imager based on graphene-on-wafer technology. The G-Imager is a short-wave infrared (SWIR) detector for applications in semiconductor inspection, sorting systems, spectroscopy hyperspectral imaging and surveillance. The projected market size for SWIR cameras in 2020 is around $1 billion. [read more »]

Successful acquisition of DFG projects

German Research Foundation (DFG) will support joint projects of RWTH University and AMO

AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University will be funded in five sub-projects in the 2nd phase (2018-2021) of the Priority Programme “High Frequency Flexible Bendable Electronics for Wireless Communication Systems” (FFlexCom, SPP 1796) with about 1 million Euro. The joint activities will be carried out within the Aachen Graphene and 2D Materials Center. [read more »]

AMO and RWTH Researchers demonstrate nearly 100 % quantum efficiency in Graphene/Silicon Photodiodes

AMO GmbH and the Chair of Electronic Devices at RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with the University of Granada has experimentally demonstrated graphene/silicon (G/Si) photodiodes that reach nearly 100% quantum efficiency. The work was recently published in ACS Photonics (DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.8b00951) and has been selected as ACS Editor’s Choice article, highlighting the importance of the research work. The work will also appear on a cover page of Journal. [read more »]

Researchers of AMO and RWTH Aachen report on the dielectric properties and ion transport in layered molybdenum sulphide (MOS2)

Researchers of AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University in collaboration with the Research Centre Jülich and the University of Siegen have investigated metal/molybdenum sulphide/silicon structures in order to understand the charge transport in such structures and to explore the possible potential of molybdenum sulphide to use as a dielectric in vertical heterostructured devices. The work was recently published in ACS Applied Nanomaterials (DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.8b01412).

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Minister Pinkwart discusses digital hardware with AMO at NRW Nano Conference

Prof. Andreas Pinkwart, NRW Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation, Digitalization and Energy visited the AMO booth to discuss nanotechnology research with Professor Max Lemme.  

During the 8th NRW Nano-Conference in Dortmund, Prof. Pinkwart spoke with RWTH Professor and AMO CEO Max Lemme about current research on new materials and nanoelectronics in Aachen, including the interdisciplinary work carried out in the Aachen Graphene & 2D-Materials Center.  [read more »]

Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications

Nature Reviews Materials, 3, 392-414 (2018)

Graphene enables ultra-wide bandwidth communications coupled with low power consumption, with potential to surpass the needs of 5G, IoT and Industry 4.0.

Researchers within the Graphene Flagship project, one of the biggest research initiatives of the European Commission, showed that integrated graphene-based photonic devices offer a unique solution for the next generation of optical communications.

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AMO, CNST and RWTH develop monolithically integrated CMOS compatible perovskite lasers with record low thresholds

Researchers of AMO GmbH and RWTH Aachen University together with colleagues from Center for Nanoscience and Technology (a division of Italian Institute of Technology) have recently developed perovskite microdisc lasers integrated into silicon nitride photonic circuits. This optically pumped lasers have thresholds of 4.7 µJcm-2 surpassing the thresholds of other CMOS compatible lasers. These results were published in Nano Letters (DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02811). [read more »]

NanoMikroWerkstoffePhotonik (Nano Micro Materials Photonics) – Key technologies from North Rhine-Westphalia.

In a cutting-edge industrialised state like North Rhine-Westphalia, key technologies, such as nanotechnology, microsystems technology, photonics and the broad field of new materials, are of particular importance. Their importance lies in the fact that they form the basis for innovations and new products and provide complex answers to the challenges of our time. 70% of all innovations today, for example, depend either directly or indirectly on the development of new materials that meet the required specifications.
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