Graphene, move over – meet Molybdenum Disulfide

— jbaylon; August 30th, 2012 |

As the wonders of graphene have become a part of the new electronics fabric of tomorrow’s devices, the possibilities for use of other 2-D materials – like graphene just one atom thick – are being revealed. In particular, EECS graduate students Han Wang and Lili Yu working with Tomas Palacios, the Emmanuel E. Landsman Associate Professor of electrical engineering and computer science have discovered that molybdenum difulfide (MoS2) has properties that allow its successful application in a variety of electronic components. Their work, which follows on work by researchers at the Swiss university EPFL and work under Jing Kong the MIT ITT Career Development Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, is reported in the journal Nano Letters. (Read More)