Beyond Silicon: The Potential of Nanostructures in Up-and-Coming Materials
Silicon is a valuable material and has many uses, such as in our devices. However, silicon is not ideal for all use cases. Therefore, scientists have been investigating new materials that can surpass silicon in both new and established technologies. NC Space Grant 2022-23 Graduate Research Fellow, Cullen Walsh, researches two up-and-coming classes of materials. This research could architect a whole new world of materials that surpass silicon in many applications.