Title Physicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material Read more: Physicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material Degree of recognition International Media name/outlet Nanowerk Media type Web Country United Kingdom Date 16/12/2016 Description The discovery has the potential to revolutionise the development of the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to transport and from banking to medical technology.
The team analysed the electrical conduction properties of ‘domain walls’ – sheets of material just one atom thick. Such sheets, are a bit like the “wonder-material” graphene in the range of properties that they can display and in their 2-dimensional character. However, unlike graphene, they can be created and destroyed and moved from one place to another within the host crystal. This dynamic behaviour can allow nanoscale electrical connections made using the sheets to be reconfigured, wiped clean or completely recreated.
Read more: Physicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material
URL www.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=45411.php Persons Amit Kumar, Marty Gregg