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New atomically thin material could improve efficiency of light-based technology

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New type of semiconductor may advance low-energy electronics



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.

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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.

RSVP Applications for Summer 2023 visits!

The 2-Dimensional Crystal Consortium Resident Scholar Visitor Program is accepting applications for Summer 2023 visits by graduate students and early career researchers (e.g. postdoctoral scholars and junior faculty) to learn on-site at the 2DCC facility. Receive extended hands-on training and guidance as you develop in-depth skills and expertise in epitaxial and/or bulk growth of 2D crystals, tool development, in situ characterization and/or theory and simulation to supplement learning in your current research projects. 

For more information, please click here. Applications are due January 27th, 2023. 

New type of semiconductor may advance low-energy electronics

A research partnership between Penn State and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) could enable an improved method to make a new type of semiconductor that is a few atoms thin and interacts with light in an unusual way. This new semiconductor could lead to new computing and communications technologies that use lower amounts of energy than current electronics. 

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Joan Redwing Named Distinguished Professor

Joan Redwing has been named a distinguished professor for the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences in Materials Science and Engineering. 

Penn State's Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has named 21 distinguished professors for 2022.

The distinguished professor title recognizes outstanding academic contribution to the University. This special academic title is bestowed upon a limited number of outstanding professors for whom endowed chairs or professorships are otherwise unavailable.

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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.

Assistant Research Professor – Computational Materials Scientist


2DCC-MIP Webinar Series

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



05/2021 COVID-19 Update: The 2DCC has been and continues to operate at full capacity.  The facility is open to external users for onsite use with proper COVID safety protocols in place. Feel free to contact 2DCC@psu.edu with any questions.

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