Reducing waste in the production of nanoelectronics

J. Draa
Grolltex, Inc.,
United States

Keywords: graphene, semiconductor, biosensor, monolayer, nanoelectronics


Currently, the production of advanced electronics using monolayer materials takes place almost exclusively in the silicon wafer fab environment. This is a very expensive and resource intensive place to create next generation devices, with the costs of building and maintaining a silicon wafer fab in the billions of dollars, and the resource drain and residual output of such facilities on an unsustainable trajectory. Next generation devices, many of which are being made of monolayer (one atom thick) materials can be manufactured in simpler, more cost and resource efficient schemas. Today, advanced biosensors are leading the way in this transition. These devices can be made with orders of magnitude less impact on the planet, not to mention on a many times more cost-efficient basis. Monolayer materials are gaining traction in the world of electronic device manufacturing and this can easily be done ex-silicon; a true futuristic mode of creation and human efficiency, we're looking at 'what's next' after silicon-based devices.