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New flexible microprocessor: made of ultra-thin two-dimensional material molybdenum disulfide

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Update time : 2019-06-14 10:41:44
Ultra-thin two-dimensional materials with atomic thickness can not only manufacture microprocessors, but also advance the innovation of traditional microprocessors, making them widely used in flexible electronics. Recently, researchers from the Vienna University of Technology in Vienna and the EU's graphene flagship project have made breakthroughs in this field, and are expected to further promote the development of applications such as the Internet of Things and intelligent hardware.

"Two-dimensional material" means a material that can move freely (planar motion) on only two dimensions of non-nanoscale (1-100 nm), such as graphene, boron nitride, transition metal compounds (molybdenum disulfide, two Tungsten sulfide, tungsten diselenide), black phosphorus, and the like.
Two-dimensional materials, usually composed of one or several layers of atoms, our previous focus on graphene is a famous two-dimensional material. In addition, some materials similar to graphene, such as transition metal disulfide compounds, are also two-dimensional materials. They are not only small in size, light in weight, soft, but most importantly have excellent semiconductor characteristics, and are very suitable for flexible electronic devices. .
Microprocessors are the core components of the contemporary electronics industry. Whether it is consumer electronics such as smart watches, smart phones, smart home appliances, or high-tech products such as supercomputers, automobile engine controls, CNC machine tools, and missile precision guidance, they are inseparable from the role of microprocessors.

A microprocessor, generally consisting of one or several large-scale integrated circuits, can read and execute instructions, exchange data with external memory and logic components, and is the core operation control part of a microcomputer.

Dr. Thomas Mueller of the Photonics Institute at the Technical University of Vienna has been working on two-dimensional materials. He believes that two-dimensional materials are ideal candidates for the future manufacture of microprocessors and other integrated circuits. Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2), composed of molybdenum atoms and sulfur atoms, has a thickness of only three atoms, which is such a two-dimensional material.

Therefore, he led the research team of the Technical University of Vienna and the researchers of the EU graphene flagship project to create a transistor consisting of the two-dimensional material "molybdenum disulfide" MoS2. 115 such transistors form a new type of microprocessor. At present, this kind of microprocessor can perform one-bit logic operation, and it is expected to expand to multi-bit operation in the future.
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