Research at the 2DCC-MIP Penn StateThe 2DCC addresses the targeted materials challenge of developing next-generation materials beyond silicon for digital circuits and flexible electronics, by nucleating and growing a robust community of researchers around a new integrated platform for the synthesis, discovery, and elucidation of layered chalcogenides and related 2D materials, and facilitating the development of their emergent properties into new technologies well beyond the current state-of-the-art. The 2DCC in-house research program and the user program are coordinated to accelerate discovery in 2D materials by perfecting thin-film crystals through the tight interplay of hybrid synthesis techniques and in situ characterization, bulk crystal synthesis and exfoliation, and predictive modeling from the atomic- to the macro-scale including complex growth kinetics. 

The 2DCC research priorities are organized by four science drivers (Physics of 2D Systems, Epitaxy of 2D Chalcogenides, Next-generation 2D Electronics, and Advanced Characterization and Modelingthat are motivated by the unique properties of layered materials that often emerge in ultrathin or few-layer films, necessitating atomic-level control of film growth mode, stoichiometry, point defects and structural imperfections. The 2DCC platform enables cutting edge research and discovery, across in-house research and the user program, on the synthesis and characterization of 2D chalcogenide materials by a national user community guided by four science drivers. 

Collaborating and sharing our work with others, and learning from others is important to us. An important mechanism through which we can share our work is by publishing the results of our work in respected scientific journals. A listing of our academic publications is available on our Publications page.