From smart buildings to smartwatches, the demand for devices that can access and store massive amounts of data quickly and without consuming additional power grows. A material known as molybdenum ditelluride has a previously unknown property that makes it possible for a number of new memory cells to be fractions of a computer processor and deliver that energy savings and speed.
Memory cells are created by stacking layers of 2D material. With the help of Theiss Research, Inc. and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Purdue University scientists have created this gadget (National Institute of Standards and Technology). Nature Materials is where you may find their work.
Chip-manufacturing companies have long advocated for improved memory technologies in order to facilitate the development of a smart-device infrastructure. It’s possible that RRAM will be used in the next generation (resistive random access memory). In RRAM, data is stored as 1s and 0s by passing a current through a memory cell made up of many layers of resistive materials.
Researchers at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, have created the world’s first rechargeable functional “proton battery,” which has the potential to revolutionise how we power our cars, homes, and other electronic gadgets. In comparison to lithium ion batteries already on the market, rechargeable batteries are more environmentally friendly and have the potential to store more energy.
For example, the “Power wall” of Tesla, which makes use of lithium ion batteries, might be used to store electricity generated by photovoltaic solar panels in the home.
For medium-scale amassing on power networks (like the enormous lithium battery in South Australia), proton battery technology might also be used to fuel electric cars. With a reversible powering cell, the proton battery’s working prototype uses carbon electrodes to store hydrogen and create electricity.