Gallium Oxide: Semiconductor material with improved Heat conductivity

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According to the recent work by Flosfia, a start-up in Kyoto, gallium oxide is one of the best semiconductor material with improved heat conductivity. The electronic component made from these type of material easily passes the electricity through power supplies, inverters etc are cheap and capable of handling high voltages. For the movement of electrons from the valence band to the conduction band, bandgap plays a vital role. Gallium oxide devices have approximately 5eV bandgap higher than that of silicon carbide ( 3.3 eV ) or gallium nitride (3.4 eV) which makes it more efficient. Due to the higher band Read More …

First stable P type 2D semiconductor material: Tin Oxide

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Great magic done by the Ashutosh Tiwari and his team, have discovered first stable p-type 2D semiconductor material at the University of Utah that opens the door for much speedier smartphones and computers. The semiconductor made of the element tin and oxygen, tin monoxide ( SnO) is a layer of 2D material only one atom thick, allows electrical charges like electrons to move through it at a faster speed than conventional 3D material such as silicon, germanium etc. [Photo:Dan Hixson/University of Utah College of Engineering] Researchers in theĀ field of engineering materials have discovered that new types of 2D material such Read More …