Super-thin semiconductor may open a world of new products

New products such as flexible solar cells may be on the horizon, thanks to research at Columbia University into molybdenum disulfide, the world's thinnest semiconductor, and its defects. "Graphene, a single sheet of carbon atoms, is the thinnest electrical conductor we know. With the addition of the monolayer molybdenum disulfide and other metal dichalcogenides, we have all the building blocks for modern electronics that must be created in atomically thin form," said Arend van der Zande, a research fellow at the Columbia Energy Frontier Research Center. Read the press release.

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