innovation for industry
2D materials is a new class of atomic layer nanoscale materials that opens new perspectives for high performance sensors, CMOS, memories and photonics
CEA-Leti's 2D-materials experts collaborated with Prof. Zheng Han from Shanxi University (previously affiliated with the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences). Prof. Zheng Han previously was a research associate at CEA-Leti under the supervision of Thomas Alava. Their collaboration gave rise to the initial idea for graphene materials. The concept of vertically standing 2D films was then extended to MoS2. The teams from CEA-Leti and Chinese collaborators worked with joint forces for more than two years, and brilliantly demonstrated a FinFET with the world's thinnest fin, which approaches the limit of one single atomic MoS2 layer. Arrays of such fins with a 50 nm pitch are also demonstrated at the laboratory scale.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.