Materials Innovation Platforms (MIP)

MIPs embrace the paradigm set forth by the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) which strives to “discover, manufacture, and deploy advanced materials in half the time and at a fraction of the cost.”  Platforms respond to the increasing complexity of conducting materials research that requires the close collaboration of multidisciplinary teams who have access to cutting edge tools.
The 2DCC-MIP is funded by NSF cooperative agreement DMR-1539916.

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10/19/2017

A theoretical method to control grain boundaries in two-dimensional materials could result in desirable properties, such as increased electrical conductivity, improved mechanical properties, or magnetism for memory storage or information processing, among other applications.

04/28/2017

By now it is well understood that thinning a material down to a single atom thickness can dramatically change that material’s physical properties. Graphene, the best known 2D material, has unparalleled strength and electrical conductivity, unlike its bulk form as graphite.

07/22/2016

A highly sensitive chemical sensor based on Raman spectroscopy and using nitrogen-doped graphene as a substrate was developed by an international team of researchers working at Penn State. In this case, doping refers to introducing nitrogen atoms into the carbon structure of graphene.

03/04/2016

NSF Funds National User Facility for $17.8 Million to Develop Two-Dimensional Crystals

07/20/2015

In the realm of 2D materials, weirdness works

Joshua Robinson recalls the day in 2006 when he learned of a material that is, for all practical purposes, two-dimensional.

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