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Finding new types of 2D material defects could enable better electronics

NSF renews funding for Two-Dimensional Crystal Consortium


Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways to New Science

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

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.

Penn State partners with two universities for diversity in materials research

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Penn State the lead partner to both Florida International University (FIU) and North Carolina Central University (NCCU) as part of the Partnerships for Research and Education in Materials (PREM) program.

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Studying the Smallest Defects to Make Big Improvements to Modern Electronics

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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

Postdoctoral Scholar – Thin Films Facility (MOCVD)

Postdoctoral Scholar- Thin Films Facility (MBE)

2DCC-MIP Webinar Series

Next 2DCC Webinar:

Thursday December 16th from Noon-1pm 

Speaker: Hugh Churchill

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Map of 2DCC Users

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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