Nanoscience of Atomically-Thin Materials
Atomically-thin materials represent the thinnest possible components of future devices having extreme reduction in size scales. While tremendous progress has recently been made in understanding the large-scale properties of atomically-thin materials, the low-dimensional aspects, although critical to the smallest device sizes, have received much less attention. Within this important field of atomically-thin materials, I will discuss our recent experimental investigations of the synthesis and the local mechanical and electrical properties of these low-dimensional systems. These experiments on atomically-thin materials focus on their edges, ordered low-dimensional phases contained within them, integration with lower-dimensional materials (such as 1D nanotubes), and the electrical transport at extremely confined scales -- work which probes the fundamental behavior in the ultimate limits of device-size scaling.
Integrated Nanotubes, Etch Tracks, and Nanoribbons in Crystallographic Alignment to a Graphene Lattice, by D. Patrick Hunley et al. Published in Advanced Materials, v. 27, issue 5, p. 813–818. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/adma.201404060
Electrostatic Force Microscopy and Electrical Isolation of Etched Few-Layer Graphene Nano-Domains, by D. Patrick Hunley et al. Published in Applied Physics Letters, v. 105, 243109, p. 1-5. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4904709
Friction, Adhesion, and Elasticity of Graphene Edges, by D. Patrick Hunley et al. Published in Physical Review B, v. 87, 035417, p. 1-8. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevB.87.035417
Crystallographically Aligned Carbon Nanotubes Grown on Few-Layer Graphene Films, by D. Patrick Hunley et al. Published in ACS Nano, v. 5, no. 8, p. 6403–6409. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/nn201573m
Strachan, Douglas R., "Nanoscience of Atomically-Thin Materials" (2015). Physics and Astronomy Presentations. 14.