Graphene Memory Devices

Project description

Graphene is a two dimensional material consisting of a honeycomb pattern of carbon atoms first fabricated in Manchester University in 2004. It has remarkable electronic properties and could well replace Silicon in memory and processor devices as device dimensions drop below 10 nm. This project will explore the potential of this amazing material for the fabrication of non-volatile memory devices. The student will work along-side research activity into storage technology within the Nano Engineering & Storage Technologies Research Group (http://intranet.cs.man.ac.uk/nest/) and join with the large research activity into the properties and applications of Graphene in the Manchester Centre for Mesoscience & Nanotechnology (http://intranet.cs.man.ac.uk/nanotechnology/).

There are also openings for experimental projects in this area from the nanoengineering of novel graphene memory devices to the development of advanced measurement instruments to determine performance of graphene based nano-storage materials and devices. Projects in this area would mainly suit applied physicists, materials scientists and electronic engineers. Contact e.w.hill@manchester.ac.uk for further details of possible projects.

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