University of California Researchers Study 2D Materials; Potential Quantum Computing Device Foundation

UCI Scientists Create New Class of Two-Dimensional Materials

In a paper published this week in Nature, materials science researchers at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions unveil a new process for producing oxide perovskite crystals in exquisitely flexible, free-standing layers.  A two-dimensional rendition of this substance is intriguing to scientists and engineers, because 2D materials have been shown to possess remarkable electronic properties, including high-temperature superconductivity.  Such compounds are prized as potential building blocks in multifunctional high-tech devices for energy and quantum computing, among other applications.“Through our successful fabrication of ultrathin perovskite oxides down to the monolayer limit, we’ve created a new class of two-dimensional materials,” said co-author Xiaoqing Pan, professor of materials science & engineering and Henry Samueli Endowed Chair in Engineering at UCI. “Since these crystals… READ MORE