Laboratory for Classical and Emerging Electronic Devices


07/2020 An article in the global Edition of PV Magazine has highlighted the importance of the Tahir Patel's recent work on “Temperature-dependent energy gain of bifacial PV farms: A global perspective,” published in Applied Energy.

06/2020 A Purdue news-release highlights the significance of our recent PNAS paper on the thermodynamic limits of bifacial solar cells. An interview with "Inside Indiana Business" offers a broader perspective.

10/2019 Two recent papers have been highlighted as Editor's Choice for the respective journals: Applied Physics Letters highlighted Bikram K. Mahajan and Yen-Pu Chen's paper on β-Ga2O3 transistors and ACS Materials Letters highlighted Nicolo Zagni's paper on Perovskite-based Reconfigurable MOSFETs.

09/2019 IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices has published a special issue on reliability whose cover page featured our work. See the page here.

08/2019 "New Era Electronics" launched

08/2019 Bikram K. Mahajan's poster, "Improved β-Ga2O3 transistors with hBN interface layers: A device-circuit perspective", was awarded the first prize at Microelectronics Integrity Meeting, 2019 at Indianapolis, IN, organised by Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division (NSWC Crane).

05/2019 The editors of Applied Physics Letters will highlight Nicolo Zagni's paper on Supernerstian biosensors as an Editor's choice article in the journal's website.

05/2019 Levi Davies is the receipient of the prestigious Draper Fellowship. He will be working on radiation-hard 3D electronics.

03/2019 Quiz1 and Quiz2 regarding the physics of self-heated transistors for the tutorial in the International Reliability Physics Symposium.

03/2019 Applied Physics Letters has published a special issue on negative capacitor field effect transistor. The collection was guest-edited by Prof. Alam, Prof. Ye, and Dr. Si.

Recent Highlights

[Solar Cells] "Shockley-Queisser Triangle Predicts the Thermodynamic Efficiency Limits of Arbitrarily Complex Multi-junction Tandem and Bifacial Solar Cells," M. A. Alam and M. R. Khan, Proc. National Academy of Sciences, 2019.

[Transistors] "Negative Capacitor Field Effect Transistor: A Review," M. Alam, M. Si, and P. Ye, Applied Physics Letters, 2019. PDF Editorial

[Solar Cells] "Ground-sculpted Vertical Bifacial Solar Farms," M. Ryyan Khan, E. Sakr, X. Sun, P. Bermel, and M. Alam, Applied Energy, 241, 592-598, 2019. PDF

[Transistors] "Steep Slope Hysteresis-free Negative Capacitance MoS2 Transistors " M. Si, C.-J. Su, C. Jiang, N. J. Conrad, H. Zhou, K. D. Maize, G. Qiu, C.-T. Wu, A. Shakouri, M. A. Alam and Peide D. Ye, Nature Nanotechnology (2017) doi:10.1038/s41565-017-0010-1

[Solar Cells] “Thermodynamic Efficiency Limits of Classical and Bifacial Multi-junction Tandem Solar Cells: An Analytical Approach”, M. A. Alam and R. Khan, Applied Physics Letters, 109 (17), 173504, 2016.

[Biosensors] “Evaporation-induced Stimulation of Bacterial Osmoregulation for Electrical Assessment of Cell Viability”, A. Ebrahimi and M. A. Alam, PNAS, 113, 059-7064, 2016. The work has been highlighted in news outlets, including ScienceDaily (June 2016).

[Solar Cells] “High Efficiency Solution-Processed Perovskite Solar Cells with Millimeter-Scale Grains,” W. Nie, H. Tsai, R. Asadpour, J.-C. Blancon, A. J. Neukirch, G. Gupta, J. Crochet, M. Chhowalla, S. Tretiak, M. A. Alam, H.-L. Wang, and A. D. Mohite, Science 347 (6221), 522, 2015.

[Solar Cells] “A Collection Limited Theory Interprets the Extraordinary Response of Single Semiconductor Organic Solar Cells”, B. Ray, A. Baradwaj, R. Khan, B. Boudouris, and M. A. Alam, Proc. of National Academy of Sciences, 112(36), 11193-11198, 2015.