Bulk Crystal Growth in the 2DCC-MIP

Currently, the 2DCC Bulk Growth Facility is producing high quality single crystal samples and is exploring new materials compositions, including doping of intrinsic single crystals. A listing of bulk crystal samples that can be requested are located here, or can be accessed by following the menu link List of Bulk Samples Available.

Defect is key to crystal growth
Next Gen Material: Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs)

Of the materials envisioned for next generation electronics, a group of semiconductors called transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are at the forefront. TMDs are only a few atoms thick but are very efficient at emitting light which makes them candidates for optoelectronics such as light emitting diodes, photodetectors, or single photon emitters.

Nine layers of SnSe that were epitaxially grown on an a-plane sapphire substrate.
Epitaxial Growth

The new type of semiconductor, tin selenide (SnSe), would be useful for developing a new type of electronics known as "photonics" that use particles of light, or photons, to store, manipulate and transmit information.