28 Jun '16, 8pm

Black Phosphorus Has Renaissance in Two Dimensions

A little over a two-and-a-half years ago, a material known as black phosphorus , which had been synthesized by chemists over a hundred years ago, suddenly garnered new interest. In a series of papers, published in the first half of 2014, researchers were able to exfoliate black phosphorus into very thin films of only about 10 to 20 atom-thick layers. The result has been that black phosphorus has now become the new darling of two-dimensional (2D) materials and the next hope for a post-silicon world. News last year that joint research among the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of Regensburg in Germany and the University of Southern California (USC) had fabricated for the first time a field-effect transistor made of black phosphorous seemed a watershed moment. It even inspired Arrow Electronics, a major electronic component distributor and thought leader o...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/semiconductors/materials/black-p...

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