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Thursday, 17 March 2022

A study on heat dissipation properties of layered semiconductors led by ICN2 on the frontispiece of “Advanced Materials”

The study reveals the thermal transport properties of ultrathin crystals of molybdenum diselenide.

A research on the heat dissipation properties of layered semiconductors led by the ICN2 and published in “Advanced Materials” has been featured on the frontispiece of the journal. The study reveals the thermal transport properties of ultrathin crystals of molybdenum diselenide, a two-dimensional material of the transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) family, showing that it is able to dissipate heat very efficiently to surrounding air molecules. Therefore, TMD crystals with (sub)nanometer thickness have the potential to outperform silicon films both in terms of electrical and thermal conductivity in this ultrathin limit.

This work, coordinated by ICN2 group leader Dr Klaas-Jan Tielrooij, involved researchers belonging to various ICN2 groups –Ultrafast Dynamics in Nanoscale Systems Group, Phononic and Photonic Nanostructures Group, Theory and Simulation Group and Physics and Engineering of Nanodevices Group— and was carried out in collaboration with ICFO (Barcelona), Utrecht University (the Netherlands), the University of Liége (Belgium) and the Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel).

Read the previously published news about this paper.

The art work on this cover is by Dámaso Torres (ICN2).