TGCN: Newly created graphene-type material

Scientists have created a new material- ‘Triazine-based Graphitic Carbon Nitride‘ (TGCN) similar to Graphene, which has the potential to improve transistors used in electronic devices. Though TGCN was predicted theoretically in 1996, but this is the first time that it has been created.

Graphene is one atom thick, strong and conducts heat and electricity highly efficiently. The new TGCN material is also two-dimensional, but it has an electronic band gap, making it potentially suitable for use in transistors.

Normally, Transistors are made of costly silicon that produces heat when used in electronic devices. There has been a search for a material that is carbon-based and that has the electronic band gap needed for use as a semiconductor.


Categories: Science and Technology Current Affairs - 2017