Aerospace Floor Panels Market Projected to Showcase Strong Growth in Aircraft Manufacturing Till 2024

Continuous growth in aircraft manufacturing will boost aerospace floor panels market share. Constant increase in flight iterations and passenger traffic has enhanced aircraft requirements. In 2017, according to IATA (International Air Transport Association), air passengers rose to 4.3 billion from 4.1 billion in 2016. Further, aircraft manufacturers including Bombardier and Airbus have increased annual production to meet previous backlog. In 2017, global aircraft production witnessed 4% growth as compared to 2016. Aircraft manufacturers are constantly focusing on reducing the overall structural weight offering enhanced strength. Aircraft floor panels are preinstalled units in cabin and are layered above base structure. Flooring units contributes for major share in airplane weight and use of lightweight structure reduces gross weight. The units support cabin columns and walls to facilitate cabin interior flooring. Rising component cost particularly in emerging nations may restrict aerospace floor panels market growth during forecast period. Initiatives such as reduction in aircraft weight to enhance fuel efficiency will drive aerospace floor panels market growth during forecast p...

Carbon doping of WS2 monolayers: Bandgap reduction and p-type doping transport

Chemical doping constitutes an effective route to alter the electronic, chemical, and optical properties of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides (2D-TMDs). We used a plasma-assisted method to introduce carbon-hydrogen (CH) units into WS2 monolayers. We found CH-groups to be the most stable dopant to introduce carbon into WS2, which led to a reduction of the optical bandgap from 1.98 to 1.83 eV, as revealed by photoluminescence spectroscopy. Aberration corrected high-resolution scanning transmission electron microscopy (AC-HRSTEM) observations in conjunction with first-principle calculations confirm that CH-groups incorporate into S vacancies within WS2. According to our electronic transport measurements, undoped WS2 exhibits a unipolar n-type conduction. Nevertheless, the CH-WS2 monolayers show the emergence of a p-branch and gradually become entirely p-type, as the carbon doping level increases. Therefore, CH-groups embedded into the WS2 lattice tailor its electronic and optical characteristics. This route could be used to dope other 2D-TMDs for more efficient electronic devices. Semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are an emerging group of atomica...