Two dimensional materials
We make and study 2D layered crystals down to single, atomically-thin layers; these can be manipulated in many ways to produce new phenomena.
Our research work combines both “top down” and “bottom up” approaches. The former exploit unique crystal growth techniques as well as the advanced nanomachining tools in the Bath Nanofabrication Facility to pattern structures small enough that they exhibit strong quantum mechanical effects. The latter exploit state-of-the art scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy to manipulate and image molecular structures.