In a recent Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter paper, Maciej Bieniek, Tomasz Woźniak and Paweł Potasz investigate atomically thin bismuth nanostructures in the context of stability of their topological properties.
Zacharias Fthenakis and Nektarios Lathiotakis propose a fast and accurate description of the mechanical response of any 2D structure under any strain conditions.
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics recently published a fascinating Topical Review by leading 2D materials scientist, Guy Le Lay (Aix-Marseille Université). Guy and his co-authors focus on new elemental 2D materials such as silicene, phosphorene, germanene and stanene, discussing… Read More ›
A new approach enables fully ab initio simulations of the contacts between 3D and 2D materials.
Can graphene be used as a nanoscopic ruler over a wide range of distances?
Combining silica (SiO2) with silicon-carbide (Si2C3) to produce a new porous film – Silicatene
What are TMDs? And why is it important to develop new techniques to make them? Elisha Mercado has spent her time at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology finding out.
A new special issue available from JPCM highlights the novel phenomena of these materials and their potential in electronic devices as a possible replacement for silicon.
Paul Hardaker, CEO: “We know well that science benefits the economy and creates jobs. If we are to see these benefits continue to grow we need to remain competitive in funding, and both the UK and Ireland need to be the places where physicists can do world-class science.”
And why it not only matters to the staff and students of the CDT but everyone.
While this week’s image reminded me of the kaleidoscopes I had as a kid, the paper by A Crepaldi et al actually explores the electronic and structural properties of a lead monolayer grown on a gold substrate.
Find out about the first IOP young researchers workshop, held in late October in Beijing.
Time for another image of the week from a paper recently publishing in JPhysD examining a two-dimensional (2D) material. This time, single-layer phosphorene.
For some time, graphene has been touted as a wonder material. Unfortunately, having no bandgap means it isn’t the best candidate material for electronic applications. Comparatively, molybdenum disulphide, (MoS2) — part of the family of transition metal dichalcogenides — has a non-zero bandgap, making it a 2D material with potential application in future electronic devices.
In my fourth post I look at the rise of 2D materials and one of the exciting alternatives to graphene.
Silicene, often seen as graphene’s silicon counter-part is the latest 2D synthesised crystal to receive the attention of the material and condensed matter communities. This week’s image comes from work by C Grazianetti et al 2015 J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27… Read More ›