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Transistors built from ultra-thin 2D materials take a step forward

Transistors built from ultra-thin 2D materials take a step forward

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2D Crystal Consortium - Materials Innovation Platform (2DCC-MIP)

The 2DCC-MIP is a national user facility, supported by the National Science Foundation, that is focused on the development of two dimensional (2D) chalcogenides for applications in next generation electronics beyond silicon for digital circuits and flexible electronics.  These materials include 2D transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) films that are only a few atoms thick, topological insulator (TI) bismuth chalcogenide films that only conduct on the 2D surface, and multilayers of dissimilar chalcogenide films whose properties are dominated by 2D interfaces.

In all these cases, the 2D nature of restricted electron motion gives rise to new physical phenomena not present in three dimensions.  The 2DCC-MIP is focused on the development of single-crystal 2D materials that can lead to transformative discoveries enabling both fundamental science and qualitatively new device functionalities at the frontiers of technology in computing, displays, and communication.

Please take a moment to watch the following video on the the 2DCC-MIP.

Introduction to 2DCC-MIP video









Proposal Submission Portal

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Our Research Focus

The 2DCC-MIP is focused on advancing the synthesis of 2D materials within the context of a national user facility.  The 2DCC is developing custom deposition tools with in-situ and real time characterization and facilities for bulk growth of chalcogenide single crystals.  Unique capabilities are also available to simulate growth kinetics through first principles and reactive potential approach.

APS March Meeting 2021

Click here for the downloadable PDF: 2DCC Presentations

The 2DCC-MIP is hiring!

The 2DCC-MIP has several position openings for talented researchers with a passion to advance the synthesis of 2D materials for next generation devices.  In addition to the specific technical skills, these positions require demonstrated ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary research teams and work effectively with external users of the facility.  For more information and to apply, please click on the links below.

Postdoctoral Scholar – Thin Films Facility (MOCVD)

Assistant Research Professor – Thin Films Facility (MOCVD)

Postdoctoral Scholar- Data Science 

Resident Scholar Visitor Program (RSVP)

This program provides housing and travel support for extended visits (3-6 months) at the 2DCC facility for graduate students and early career researchers who are interested in receiving hands-on training in growth, characterization and/or theory/simulation of 2D materials.

Applications are being accepted now!  For additional information and to apply, please click here


2DCC-affiliated Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Site

The REU site “Scalable Nanomanufacturing of Complex Materials” provides summer research opportunities for undergraduates to work in the 2DCC facility. Undergraduate students who are affiliated with 2DCC external user PIs are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted now!  For additional information and to apply, please click here.

2DCC-MIP Webinar Series

Next 2DCC Webinar

DATE: Thursday, April 29, 2021


Speaker: TBA

Title: TBA

Click to register.

Map of 2DCC Users

Please click the map below to see where all of the 2DCC users are located. 



07/2020 COVID-19 Update:  The 2DCC user facilities are operational again after being closed due to on-going health concerns related to COVID-19.   We are continuing to accept user proposals via the submission portal.  On-site use of the facilities by external users is restricted, however, due to university and state guidelines.  2DCC staff are available to handle sample requests and assist users with research projects.  We are continuing to monitor the situation following guidelines provided by Penn State (https://sites.psu.edu/virusinfo/).  Feel free to contact 2DCC@psu.edu with any questions.

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