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DST funds computer-based nanomaterials by INST Mohali
DST funds computer-based nanomaterials by INST Mohali

The induction of superhigh out-of-plane piezoelectricity through stacking one monolayer over the other in the 2D nanostructure was demonstrated.

10 April 2020 Current Affairs:Researchers from the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali have made computer-based designs of nano-materials with superhigh piezoelectricity. It can be the building blocks of futuristic nano-electronics for many applications like ultrathin, next-generation nano-transistors.

Super High piezoelectricity:
♦ The induction of superhigh out-of-plane piezoelectricity through stacking one monolayer over the other in the 2D nanostructure was demonstrated.
♦ The induction is based on two-dimensional van der Waals heterostructure (vdWH) consisting of 2D monolayers.
♦ Piezoelectricity is the generation of electricity in certain materials by applying pressure. The applications of piezoelectricity have eased the daily lives through the use of lighters, pressure gauges, sensors and so on.
♦ The research is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) under Nanomission and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR). 
♦ The research will meet the growing demand for superfast ultrathin nanodevices and nano transistors. It is expected to show the future of nano-electronics.