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Welcome to the 2-Dimensional Crystal Consortium

The story of 2D materials will be revealed layer by layer

This integrated platform will engage external researchers to advance the frontiers of known materials

The 2DCC will provide affordable access to unique equipment and computational tools, and deliver comprehensive support from science experts

2DCC seeks to engage the full materials research community across academia and industry, and in particular, early career researchers

The ultimate goal of the 2DCC is to revitalize the science of crystal growth in the U.S.

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

The 2DCC-MIP 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.

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.

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2DCC-MIP Webinar Series

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Press Release from NSF

Just announced: March 4, 2016
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Employment Opportunities

The Materials Research Institute at Penn State University seeks outstanding applicants for several research associates and postdoctoral scholar positions focused on synthesis, characterization and theory/simulation of two-dimensional (2D) chalcogenide materials. 

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