The thinnest photodetector in the world is just 1.3 nanometers thick
(Nanowerk News) The Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) has developed the world’s thinnest photodetector, that is a device that converts light into an electric current. With a thickness of just 1.3 nanometers – 10 times smaller than the current standard silicon diodes – this device could be used in the Internet of Things, smart devices, wearable electronics and photoelectronics. This 2D technology, published on Nature Communications (“Unusually efficient photocurrent extraction in monolayer van der Waals heterostructure by tunneling through discretized barriers”), uses molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) sandwiched in graphene.
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