Two-Dimensional Metals Open Pathways to New Science
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.
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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 Postdoctoral Society awards Joan Redwing the 2020 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award
Dr. Redwing is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences and holds appointments in the Department of Electrical Engineering and the Department of Chemical Engineering. She is also the Director of the NSF Materials Innovation Platform – 2D Crystal Consortium. Dr. Redwing was nominated by Drs. Benjamin Huet, Haoyue Zhu, and Tanushree Choudhury. She is invested in mentoring postdocs through open communication, active presence in the lab, fostering and maintaining positive group dynamics, and proactive help in their professional development. In the words of her nominators she has a ‘people first approach,’ which led to her selection as the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Postdoc Mentor Award. https://postdoc.psu.edu/awards/
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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With the reduction in campus research activities, the Penn State Materials Characterization Lab (MCL) is initiating a FREE webinar series “Making the Best of a Bad Situation: Characterization Seminar Series” to keep users engaged and learning about various analytical techniques. We are partnering with several Big Ten facilities at: the University of Wisconsin, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign to offer 3 webinars per week starting Monday March 30th. These will be held via Zoom on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays at 11:00AM eastern time. For a listing of upcoming webinars and to register (required) visit the MCL webpage at https://www.mri.psu.edu/materials-characterization-lab/webinars
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