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Toward “valleytronic” devices for data storage or computer logic systems

Researchers have discovered a new way to tune electronic energy levels in some 2-D materials.

Helen Knight | MIT News correspondent
March 9, 2017

Faster, more efficient data storage and computer logic systems could be on the horizon thanks to a new way of tuning electronic energy levels in two-dimensional films of crystal, discovered by researchers at MIT.

The discovery could ultimately pave the way for the development of so-called “valleytronic” devices, which harness the way electrons gather around two equal energy states, known as valleys.

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