Since the early experimental efforts towards the generation and characterisation of Majorana zero modes in solid state devices, remarkable progress has been accomplished. Recently, this field has seen a revival thanks to new experiments of exceptional quality on proximitised semiconducting nanowires.
14 February 2017
The fabrication of van der Waals heterostructures, artiﬁcial materials assembled by individual stacking of 2D layers, is among the most promising directions in 2D materials research. Until now, the most widespread approach to stack 2D layers relies on deterministic placement methods, which are cumbersome and tend to suffer from poor control over the lattice orientations and the presence of unwanted interlayer adsorbates.
27 October 2016
Advances in solar cell technologies are rapidly changing the landscape of global energy supply. Conversion efficiencies are however ultimately limited to a maximum ~40% in conventional silicon-based solar cell designs.
We report isolation of antimonene, a new allotrope of antimony that consists on a single layer of atoms. Graphene is well-known by its tremendous potential applications; however the lack of electronic gap limits its use in the electronics technology.
The incorporation of magnetism to the long list of graphene capabilities has been pursued since its first isolation in 2004. The use of spin as an additional degree of freedom would represent a tremendous boost to the versatility of graphene based devices. On one hand, spin information transfer or spin diffusion phenomena are favored by the expected long spin relaxation times of graphene carriers.