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2D Materials Beyond Graphene


Zhengyu He talk on 2D technology beyond graphene

Zhengyu presents his work on 2D materials and advances in graphene research. His talk was made at the China Oxford Scholars' Spring Conference on 15 May 2015 at Christ Church.

TMS19 Pablo Jarillo-Herrero: Twisted Bilayer Graphene and other 2D materials (I)

First lecture of Pablo Jarillo-Herrero at TMS19 on Twisted Bilayer Graphene and other 2D materials

Graphene/2D materials for photovoltaics

Speaker: Giulio CERULLO (Politecnico of Milano, Italy)
School on Design, Fabrication and Application of Devices for Energy Production | (smr 3290)

Building at the Nanoscale | Part 01: 2D vs 3D Materials

Every day at Columbia we build nano devices by stacking atomically thin 2D materials into complex structures -- one atomic layer at a time. This new building method opens a whole new realm of possibilities from flexible electronics to implantable biomedical devices to spray on applications.

In this video, Professor James Teherani explains the differences between 2D and 3D materials by comparing molecular models of two materials you’re familiar with: graphite (pencil lead) and diamond. Both of these materials are made entirely from carbon atoms. However, they look and behave differently because of their different molecular bonding configurations.

Next, take a look at Part 2, where we go into the lab to show you how we manipulate 2D materials that are a few billionths of a meter thick and stack them into structures with new functionalities.

BP-ICAM Webinar Series 2017: From 2D Materials to 3D Architectures

Dr Camille Petit from Imperial College London delivered the second BP-ICAM webinar of 2017 on the topic of 2D materials and 3D architectures.

The field of 2D materials is one of the most exciting areas of materials science and engineering at the moment. While graphene is undoubtedly the most celebrated 2D material, many others exist such as boron nitride nanosheets (aka ‘white graphene’), transition metal dichalcogenides, phosphorene, or metal oxide nanosheets. With this exciting field of science come a number of technical challenges related to: the understanding and control of the materials properties, their large-scale production or their integration into 3D functional devices.

Dr Camille Petit presented various types of 2D materials and described why they have attracted considerable attention from the academic and industrial communities. The webinar then focussed on making 3D structures from 2D materials as a way to develop multifunctional devices with tunable architectures. Specific applications of such 3D structures in the areas of molecular separations and catalysis were discussed.

Dr Camille Petit is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Imperial College London, which she joined in September 2013. She currently leads the Multifunctional Materials Laboratory.

Prior to this appointment, she was a postdoctoral researcher in Professor Alissa Park's group at Columbia University. She received her PhD in Chemistry in 2011 from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York working with Prof. Teresa Bandosz.

Her research interests broadly encompass the development of nanomaterials for applications relevant to the energy and environmental sectors. Specifically, she focuses on the synthesis, characterisation and testing of metal-organic frameworks (MOFs)- and nitride-based nanomaterials for gas separations, water treatment and photocatalysis.

Dr Petit received the 2017 IOM3 Silver Medal for her ‘outstanding contribution within the materials sector’, the 2015 IChemE Sir Frederick Warner medal for ‘showing exceptional promise in the field of sustainable chemical process technology’ and the 2011 French Carbon Group award for her ’significant contribution to carbon science or carbon technology as a young engineer’.

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Timelapse Building an Optics Lab for Studies of 2D Materials

We have built our new lab for studies of optical properties of structures based on 2D materials ( such as MoS2, MoSe2, WSe2, WS2, NbSe2, gallium and indium chalcogenides. The University of Sheffield is amongst the leaders in research of complex heterostructures based on 2D materials which is based on our expertise in photonics and magneto-optics of nanostructured semiconductors.

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Produced by Emiliano Cancellieri & Luca Sortino
Filmed & Edited by James Parsons
Technical Support: Giuseppe Buonaiuto & Maksym Sich
Special Thanks to Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, Graphene Flagship, EPSRC, and Prof. Alexander I. Tartakovskii

© The University of Sheffield, 2017.

2D Materials Workshop: Tony Low, 2D Plasmonics Modeling

Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS) - 2D Materials

As microelectronic devices continue to shrink there is a strong driving force to consider switching to 2-D materials like MoS2. These materials offer the potential of high performance even when only a few atom layers thick. In addition 2-D materials are potentially flexible and as such there is growing interest in exploring applications for devices beyond computing.

This video is a content resource for the Impact of Materials on Society (IMOS) course, an introductory level undergraduate course about Materials Science and Engineering. But it can be used independent of the IMOS course in K-12 education, informal science education and outreach as well.

The IMOS course was developed through a partnership with faculty at the University of Florida, the Materials Research Society and the Department of Defense. The IMOS course leads the way in building broader bridges between research in engineering, the humanities and social sciences. This approach creates successful technologies that address critical social issues in ways that respect human values and belief systems.

Video Production: Bruno White Entertainment, Orlando, FL

Contact: for more informative about the entire IMOS video series, the IMOS course and other instructional materials.

2D Material Workshop 2017: Nanophotonics

Xia, Fengnian
2D Material Nanophotonics

The Future of Graphene and 2D Materials

Oxford Instruments are experts in high technology systems and processes including CVD, ALD and PECVD.

The application of these processes to Graphene and other 2D materials is discussed in this video.

Nice introduction to low dimensional 2D materials

How 2D Materials will Change Our 3D World | Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker | TEDxNashvilleWomen

Can you imagine a material so thin, it is only “one” atomic layer? 100,000 times thinner than human hair, yet 200 times stronger than its equivalent weight in steel, flexible and transparent?

In this entertaining talk, Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker takes us through the 2-Dimensional world of “Graphene”, one atomic layer of carbon that won the Nobel prize in physics in 2010. From lighter cars to transparent tattoos that can measure your heart rate and ECG, how will our lives be changed by this new species of material in the next 30 years? Dr. Zina Jarrahi Cinker is a condensed matter physicist, international graphene expert and an industrial business strategist. She has led the graphene commercialization efforts in the U.S. with a focus on bridging the gap between academia and industry, U.S. policy, EHS and development of international standards. She advocates for the “realistic” potential of novel materials in real world applications. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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2D Material Workshop 2018: Devices

2D Materials Devices: Aaron Franklin, Duke University

The Facinating Quantum World of Two-dimensional Materials

The Facinating Quantum World of Two-dimensional Materials - Symmetry, Interaction and Topological Effects. Lecturer Professor Steven G. Louie, Physics Department, University of California, U.S.A. Symmetry, interaction and topological effects, as well as environmental screening, dominate many of the quantum properties of reduced-dimensional systems and nanostructures. These effects often lead to manifestation of counter-intuitive concepts and phenomena that may not be so prominent or have not been seen in bulk materials. In this talk, I present some fascinating physical phenomena discovered in recent studies of atomically thin two-dimensional (2D) materials. A number of highly interesting and unexpected behaviors have been found – e.g., strongly bound excitons (electron-hole pairs) with unusual energy level structures and novel optical selection rules; light-like (massless) excitons; tunable magnetic and plasmonic properties; electron supercollimation by disorders; and novel topological phases – adding to the promise of these 2D materials for valuable applications. Professor Louie received his Ph.D. in physics from the University of California at Berkeley (UC Berkeley) in 1976. After having worked at the IBM Watson Research Center, Bell Labs, and U of Penn, he joined the UC Berkeley faculty in 1980, where he is professor of physics and concurrently a faculty senior scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, and the Academia Sinica (Taiwan), as well as a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among his many honors, he is recipient of the APS Aneesur Rahman Prize for Computational Physics, the APS Davisson-Germer Prize in Surface Physics, the Materials Theory Award of the Materials Research Society, the Foresight Institute Richard P. Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, the U.S. Department of Energy Award for Sustained Outstanding Research in Solid State Physics, and the Jubilee Professorship of Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. Professor Louie’s research spans a broad spectrum of topics in theoretical condensed matter physics and nanoscience. He is known for his pioneering work on ab initio calculation of electronic excitations and for his seminal work on surfaces and interfaces, nanostructures, and reduced-dimensional systems.

Graphene: A 2D materials revolution

Graphene is a two-dimensional material made up of sheets of carbon atoms. With its combination of exceptional electrical, mechanical and thermal properties, graphene has the potential to revolutionise industries ranging from healthcare to electronics.

Growth & Characterisation of 2D Materials beyond Graphene Webinar

Investigation into the physics and technology of graphene in the past decade has triggered research into a large family of similar Van der Waals structures.

This webinar will focus on recent advances in growth of 2D materials and on Raman characterisation, and elucidate the interplay between process engineering and materials characterisation.

Presented by Dr Ravi Sundaram, Oxford Instruments & Dr Tim Batten, Renishaw

IRSEC'18 - Computer modelling and design of two-dimensional materials beyond graphene

By Dr. Ari Paavo Seitsonen, Research Engineer at École Normale Supérieure, Paris, France.
IRSEC’18 - 6th International Renewable and Sustainable Energy Conference
IEEE Conference, Dec. 5-8, 2018, Rabat - Morocco

2D Materials Science: Graphene and Beyond

Pulickel M. Ajayan, Rice University delivered this keynote address at the 2014 MRS Fall Meeting.

Dr. Ajayan's abstract: The advent of graphene had a strong impact in the field of materials science and a large number of researchers, working in diverse areas of materials science and nanotechnology, have been engaged in the excitement provided by this unique material. Even more, recent years have seen the spectacular growth of this effort, including a large number of material compositions that adapt the two-dimensional layered structure, exemplified by graphene. This talk will explore the current scenario of two-dimensional materials science and the efforts to synthesize, characterize, manipulate and engineer monoatomic layers into functional architectures. The ability to isolate and rebuild atomic layers with different electronic structure could lead to new, artificially hybridized and stacked van der Waals solids. The design of such novel 2D structures could impact several applications ranging from electronics to catalysis.

2D Materials Beyond Graphene

In this animation, the next gen. of optoelectronic devices based upon the physics and tech. of layered 2D materials is presented. Following the discovery of graphene a host of other 2D materials have been discovered with a wide range of different properties. We explain the concept and unique properties of 2-dimensional materials and show that by stacking different 2D materials into carefully constructed stacks, these properties can be combined to produce artificial materials known as van der Waals heterostructures with tailor-made properties. Such systems are at the forefront of semiconductor research of which our research group in Sheffield is actively contributing:

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Arts Council England, European Union’s Horizon 2020, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Programme (grant No 676108), Graphene Flagship (grant No 696656), and the EPSRC.

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