Monolayer and Multilayer MoS2 pressure dependent bandgap and phase transition published in nanoletters and nature communications

The pressure dependent properties of monolayer MoS2 was recently published in nanoletters (Dec 2014) showing up to 12% direct gap modulation, the highest experimental bandgap modulation observed so far.

Congratulations to the UT, IISc, Rutgers, and Kaust teams that collaborated intimately on this research.

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nl5036397

 

Previously, we reported the high-pressure/strain studies on bulk MoS2 resulting in the observation of semiconducting to metallic phase transition in nature communications. Congrats to Avinash and our collaborators.

http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2014/140507/ncomms4731/full/ncomms4731.html

Congratulations to new PhD graduates: Sherry Chang, Nassibe Rahimi and Sk. Fahad Chowdhury

Drs Sherry Chang, Nassibe Rahimi and Sk. Fahad  Chowdhury graduated with PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering this Summer 2015.

Sherry’s thesis topic was

“Device Physics and Device Mechanics for Flexible MoS2 Thin Film Transistors”.

Nassibe’s thesis topic was

“Graphene and MoS2 Devices for Wafer-Scale Integrated Silicon Nanotechnology”.

Fahad’s thesis topic was

“Design, Fabrication and Characterization of Field-Effect Transistors Based on Two-Dimensional Materials and Their Circuit Applications”.

Congratulations and we wish you all the best in your personal and professional development.

300mm wafer-scale graphene demonstrated

Graphene synthesis has been demonstrated on industry standard 300mm silicon wafers showing more 95% monolayer uniformity. Notably statistical studies reveal that wafer-scale polycrystalline graphene offers similar or superior electrical results than single-crystal cost-expensive synthesized graphene.

The work was done in collaboration with Aixtron the leading graphene equipment manufacturer.

Publication in ACS nano

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/nn5038493

 

News coverage

http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/58674

http://thestack.com/graphene-research-manufacturing-breakthrough-university-of-texas-aixtron

 

Prof Akinwande chaired two recent 2014 international workshops/events on 2D materials

Prof. Akinwande Chairs two recent international workshops on 2D materials at MRS spring meeting and ARL.

The MRS 2014 spring meeting was focused on roll-to-roll graphene and co-organized and co-chaired by Prof. Rod Ruoff. International speakers from leading institutions and companies presented on the progress on this front. The event was sponsored by NSF, the Nascent ERC center, and Aixtron Inc.

The two-day event at ARL in August 2014 focused on the science and applications of 2D materials beyond graphene and featured researchers from the US, Europe, and South America. The event was sponsored by ARO, ARL and Nascent ERC center.

For more information about these past events, send an email inquiry.