Presenter: Prof. Lain-Jong (Lance) Li
Topic: Opportunities and Challenges of Layered 2D Materials for Electronic Applications
Time: 9:30-11:30, October 23rd(Wednesday)
The gate controllability becomes weaker when a conventional silicon field-effect transistor (FET) shrinks in lateral dimension owing to source-drain tunneling. Hence the transistor body thickness needs to be reduced to ensure efficient electrostatic control. New materials with perfect surfaces are therefore needed and 2D semiconducting materials offer a chance to continue the scaling. In this presentation, we present an analysis on the foreseeable challenges including 2D materials selection, achieving high mobility, formation of high-k gate metal stacks, source/drain metal-2D contact, and large-area or scalable growth of 2D layered materials for devices applications. Possible approaches to address the above mentioned issues shall be presented. Recent progresses of the efforts moving towards electronics based on 2D materials will be discussed.
Dr. Lain-Jong (Lance) Li now serves as a Research Director in Corporate Research at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC). He is also the adjunct professor at Univ. of New South Wales (Sydney) and King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). He received his BSc and an MSc in chemistry at National Taiwan University. He obtained his PhD of condensed matter physics at Oxford University in 2006. He was an Assistant professor in Nanyang Technological University Singapore (2006-2009). Since 2010, he has become an Associate Professor at Academia Sinica Taiwan. He joined King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in 2014 and became a full professor in 2016. His main research interest focuses on fundamental studies of carbon and inorganic 2D materials, and large-scale growth of various 2D materials for electronic and energy applications. He is recognized as the 2018 & 2019 highly cited scholar (Clarivate) and Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) 1% top scientist in 2017.
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