About Michael Randle

Michael is a graduate student in the Electrical engineering department at the University at Buffalo. As a member of the NanOelectronic MAterials & Devices Research Group (NOMAD) headed by Dr. Jonathan Bird, Michael researches the properties of 2D materials with the goal of discovering and developing the newest generation of gate-channel materials for use in transistors. Currently he is researching Titanium Trisulfide (TiS3), a unique material with novel electron transport properties.

New World Disorder

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Electron movement in disordered nanowires

We tend to think of materials as either electrical conductors or insulators: some materials, like metals, have low electrical resistance and conduct electricity easily, while others, like wood or plastic, have high electrical resistance and do not readily conduct electricity. Strange experimental results, however, reveal large fluctuations in the electrical resistance of thin metallic nanowires when a magnetic field or charge difference is applied to them. Click to learn how a more nuanced understanding of electron behavior helps to explain these variations in electrical resistance that may revolutionize the tech industry!

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