Researchers of RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH 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). Continue reading “Researchers of RWTH Aachen and AMO report on the dielectric properties and ion transport in layered molybdenum sulphide (MOS2)”
The Chair of Electronic Devices at RWTH Aachen University and AMO GmbH 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 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. Continue reading “RWTH and AMO researchers demonstrate nearly 100 % quantum efficiency in Graphene/Silicon Photodiodes”
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. Continue reading “Graphene shows unique potential to exceed bandwidth demands of future telecommunications”
The workshop “Sensing with graphene and 2-dimensional materials” will take place at Forum M in the city center of Aachen, Germany from November 5-6, 2018. This workshop is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For more detailed information please refer to the attached Flyer Sensor Workshop 2018.
The research team led by Gerard Verbiest and Christoph Stampfer at the Physics Department at the RWTH Aachen University, discovered a new possibility for ultrasound detection. The physicists fabricated a graphene resonator on a silicon substrate in a way that the device could be mounted onto an ultrasound transducer. For the first time, this allowed them to measure the responds of a graphene resonator to ultrasound propagating through the substrate. They achieved a resolution of 7 pm/√Hz by making use of the unique properties of graphene. As the resolution solely depends on the electronic properties of the graphene, they show that the detection also works away from any mechanical resonance of the suspended graphene. The new insights could be very useful for numerous sensing applications at the nanoscale. The research results have now been published in the scientific journal “Nano Letters”.
The research team of Professor Markus Morgenstern, chair of experimental physics (solid state physics) at RWTH Aachen University, discovered new possibilities for quantum electronics, with the support of colleagues from the Technical University of Vienna and the University of Manchester. The physicists combined two ultrathin materials, namely graphene and Boron-Nitride, in a way which makes it possible to switch individual electrons between two states. For the first time, this allowed them to invert the so-called valley degree of freedom of the electron. The new discovery could be useful for advanced information processing. The research results have now been published in the scientific journal ‟Nature Nanotechnology”.
The Graphene Flagship returns to the Mobile World Congress, bringing with it the next generation of mobile technologies. Step into the Graphene Pavilion and enter the fascinating world of graphene and related materials in an exhibition designed to bring these materials to life. Discover how they can be made in the large-scale in the Graphene Knowledge Centre and experience cutting-edge new technologies, with interactive demonstrations in Sensors and IoT, Wearables and Health, Datacom and Energy. RWTH Aachen University and AMO will present ultrafast graphene based photodetectors and fully flexible logic and RF circuits for future 5G and IoT applications.
Professor Joachim Knoch, Institute of Semiconductor Electronics as well as Professor Andrei Vescan, Institute of Compound Semiconductor Technology from RWTH Aachen University join as new members the Aachen Graphene & 2D Materials Center.
Prof. Vescan is a well-known expert for compound semiconductors, with a research focus on MOCVD material synthesis. He is currently working on the synthesis of different TMDCs. Prof. Knoch has a long experience on nano-scale semiconductor devices and works currently on new device concepts like tunneling transistors using 2D materials. These specific competences of the two new PIs are complementing and broadening the scope of the activities in the Aachen Graphene Center.