New 2D transistor material made using precision lasers

7 agosto 2015

Molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2)  is a crystalline compound that if pure enough can be used as a transistor.  Its molecular structure is an atomic sandwich made up of one molybdenum atom for every two tellurium atoms[HY1].  It was first made in the 1960’s via several different fabrication methods, but until last year it had never been made in a pure enough form to be suitable for electronics.