Energy-efficient Electronics

Science Behind the Image

There has been a constant effort in the semiconductor industry to strive for energy-efficient electronic devices at ultra-scaled dimensions. This image demonstrates electronic devices based on van der Waals heterostructures of novel atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) semiconductors, such as molybdenum disulphide (MoS2) and molybdenum ditelluride (MoTe2), capable of such ultra-low-power operation. The possibility of realizing two separate device concepts using the same heterostructure device platform adds an element of uniqueness to this project.

Visualization Behind the Image

Image was created using Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop based on an orthogonal front-view paper sketch by the researchers. Initially every component was in block form, followed by atomic structures in lieu of the original blocks.



Jo Wozniak

UT Austin

Amritesh Rai
Maruthi Nagavalli Yogeesh