Nanoelectronic Devices and Materials | Szkopek

Research

2D Atomic Crystals

Bandgap versus lattice constant for a few 2D atomic crystals.

Much of our research activity is devoted to exploring and exploiting 2D atomic crystals. Graphene, an atomic layer of carbon, is the best known 2D crystal, but there are many other monolayer materials available. As with bulk semiconductors, great versatility is achieved by tuning material composition to tune material properties. The ability to create heterostructures of 2D crystals opens the door to new electronic devices altogether. In our lab, we work on the synthesis, characterization and device applications of graphene, hydrogenated graphene, graphene oxide, and boron nitride. Much is still unknown about the electronic, thermal, optical, mechanical and chemical properties of these materials. Check out our publication list to see what we are up to!