MIT EECS | Lincoln Laboratory Undergraduate Research and Innovation Scholar
2D and Ferroelectric Materials for Thermal Detection
Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Tomas A. Palacios
The semiconductor world is on the lookout for small materials that can produce big results. One such material is MoS2, which is 2-dimensional and, when coupled with a ferroelectric material, creates a device that is very sensitive to changes in temperature. This project focuses on using this 2-dimensional material MoS2 and the ferroelectric material hafnium zirconium oxide (HZO) to make devices that can be used for infrared detection and imaging.
I’m participating in SuperUROP to gain more experience in semiconductor device research and to take on a research project of my own. I took a nanoelectronics class 6.012 Nanoelectronics and Computing Systems last Fall and really enjoyed it and continued my learning with a UROP in the field through the rest of the year. I hope this experience will help me decide what I would like to do after college.