Engineers report a major advance in creating a new family of semiconductor materials
November 5, 2021
MIT engineers report creating the first high-quality thin films of a new family of semiconductor materials. The feat has the potential to impact multiple fields of technology if history repeats itself. The ability to create high-quality films of other families of semiconductors led to computers, solar cells, night-vision cameras, and more.
The new family of semiconductors, known as chalcogenide perovskites, could have applications in solar cells and lighting. Professor Raf Jaramillo and Professor Jim LeBeau worked with a team of researchers using equipment and facilities across MIT to develop the thin films.