Lane Martin's work focuses on developing novel materials that will change the way we live. In particular, he works on the synthesis, characterization, and utilization of advanced functional electronic materials. From the design and realization of new materials to the optimization of existing materials we aim to extract the best performance from next-generation functional materials. His work covers aspects of the synthesis of these materials with atomic-level precision to integration into devices, the study and engineering of physical properties (including dielectric, piezoelectric, pyroelectric, ferroelectric, magnetic, multiferroic, electronic transport, optical, etc.), and the demonstration of the utility of advanced materials in device structures. Ultimately the work in his lab is aimed at enabling “dream applications” in areas ranging from new modes of computation, memory, and data storage (with particular attention to beyond Moore’s Law concepts and ultra-low voltage/power modalities of operation), energy conversion (including utilization of thermal, vibrational, solar, and other forms of energy), sensing and transduction, actuation, and much more.
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New research moves the wonder material graphene a major step closer to knocking silicon off as the dominant workhorse of the electronics industry.
Ferroelectric materials – commonly used in transit cards, gas grill igniters, video game memory and more – could become strong candidates for use in next-generation computers, thanks to new research led by scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania.