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New flexible microprocessor: made of ultra-thin two-dimensional material molybdenum disulfide

It is possible to make microprocessors from ultra-thin two-dimensional material with an atomic thickness. Also, they can advance the development of microprocessors. Researchers from Vienna University of Technology have achieved breakthroughs in the field. The EU’s graphene-based flagship project is expected to help further develop applications such the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart hardware.
One definition of “Two-dimensional Material” is a material that has the capability to move freely (planarmotion) within two dimensions. These include graphene (boron nitride), transition metal compound (molybdenum diulfide), two Tungsten (sulfide), tungsten diselenide), and other such materials.
A two-dimensional substance is one that has a number of layers. We have previously focused on graphene as a classic example. Others materials are two-dimensional, including some similar materials to graphene like the transition metal dioxide compounds. They are compact in size and lightweight. .
These microprocessors form the basis of modern electronics. Microprocessors play an integral part in all electronic products, from consumer electronics like smartphones and tablets to high-tech devices such as supercomputers for automobile engines, CNC machine tools, precision guidance systems, and other advanced technologies such as computers that can be used as a control system for missiles.
A microprocessor, which is typically made up of one or two large-scale embedded circuits, has the ability to read, execute, and exchange information with external memory, logic components, as well as being the core control portion of a microcomputer’s operation.
Dr. Thomas Mueller of Vienna’s Photonics Institute studies two-dimensional materials. For the manufacture of future microprocessors and integrated circuits, Mueller believes two-dimensional materials can be used as a platform. Molybdenum dioxide (MoS2), which is made of molybdenum molecules and sulfur atoms. The material has three atoms thick, so it can be considered a two-dimensional one.
In order to make a transistor out of “molybdenum sulfide”, he coordinated the efforts of researchers at the Technical University of Vienna as well the EUGraphene project’s flagship team. These 115 transistors make up a new type microprocessor. This new type of microprocessor, which can currently perform one bit logic operation, is likely to be expanded to multibit operation later.
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