Functional Materials and Microsystems Research Group

Nanoscale electronic and optoelectronic systems

As size scales new properties emerge. When materials and structures are at the nanoscale (over a thousand times thinner than a human hair), new functionalities appear that can be harnessed for electronics.
We create nanoscale gaps in materials across which electrons travel as though they are in vacuum, without collisions and enabling ultra-high-speed electronics.
Materials in the form of layers and only a few atoms thick confine charge carriers allowing them to travel faster and enhancing their interaction with light.
With these technologies we undertake synthesis of materials, fabrication of nanostructures, and create electronic and optoelectronic devices for versatile applications.
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Related Patents
  • S. Sriram, M. Bhaskaran, T. Ahmed, S. Walia, M. Doering, and G. Perera, “Sensor for detecting a bioanalyte and a method for the detection thereof,” Australian Provisional Patent 2019904865 [Priority Date: December 20, 2019].
  • T. Ahmed, S. Walia, S. Sriram, and M. Bhaskaran, “Sensor and method for discriminating between wavelength regions using the sensor” Australian Patent Application 2018902291 (Filed: June 26, 2018).
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