2d-material integration enabled by direct deposition of chalcogenide glass onto graphene is detailed in our latest Nature publication, in collaboration with MIT The deposited chalcogenides can be directly pattered on a variety of 2D materials to simultaneously act as passive light guides, active gates and protect the 2D material without the transfer processes previously used.
A new paper published 27 September 2017 by ChAMP partners from Oxford and Exeter continues the search for new “neuromorphic computing” architectures that mimic the brain’s approach to simultaneous processing and storage of information is intense.
The results of the addition of Se to gallium lanthanum sulphide (GLS) glass through the substitution of Ga2S3 by Ga2Se3 are described. An innovative open melting apparatus is used. The addition of selenium to GLS glass generally results in a lower glass transition temperature and an extended transmission
The enhanced infrared performance of a new modified Gallium Lanthium Sulphide (GLS) chalcogenide glass family is illustrated in this transmission curve. Details of the modification and the range transmission achieved are in Dan Hewak’s latest presentation.
The strong bonding and high glass transition temperature that characterise GLS glasses are maintained in this formulation and are anticipated to yield the enhanced mechanical, thermal and chemical durability seen in previous GLS glasses relative to other chalcogenide glasses. Further improvement of the loss in the infrared band and extended characterisation is anticipated in the coming months.
ChAMP is an EPSRC funded partnership between 5 leading universities and 15 industrial partners dedicated to establishing the UK as a world leader in chalcogenide-glass technology through the development of advanced manufacturing techniques and practical application demonstrations