11 Aug '17, 6pm

Two-Dimensional Versions of High-K Materials Offer New Future for Chips

Two-Dimensional Versions of High-K Materials Offer New Future for Chips

Silicon has been the mainstay of chips for much of their history (a history you can explore in IEEE Spectrum’s Chip Hall of Fame ). This is in large part because silicon possesses a “Goldilocks” band gap of 1.1 electron Volts (eV), which makes it possible to operate integrated circuits at a low voltage, leading to reduced leakage of current. Another key feature of silicon is that it can be used to make a convenient “native” insulator, in the form of silicon oxide. Silicon oxide managed to serve as an insulator for silicon circuits for many generations of chips, isolating components and reducing gate leakage currents, until high-K dielectrics took over the job a decade ago. Now researchers at Stanford University and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have found that some of the most sought after high-K materials—namely hafnium selenide (HfSe2 ) and zirconium selenide (ZrS...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/nanoclast/semiconductors/materia...

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