Rice, Oak Ridge scientists study potential of synthetic strain engineering in 2D materials
Dedicating dollars to “donuts,” scientists at Rice University are helping a national laboratory bring about a revolution in electronics and, perhaps, quantum computing.
By patterning nanoscale donuts into a two-dimensional crystal, researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and their colleagues, including theoretical scientists at Rice’s Brown School of Engineering, have achieved a new level of control over its electrical and optical properties.
As researchers eye nanoscale materials for applications like quantum information processing, a method to tailor them from the bottom up will make them more practical.
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