Currently the group is exploring 2-Dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene, dichalcogenides, and their combination in superlattices and hetero-structures in order to develop new electronic devices and photovoltaics compatible with low cost and flexible substrates. In particular, the group has a strong research activity on ink-jet printable 2D-crystal inks, which can be used to enable fabrication of flexible and low-cost devices such as sensors, photodetectors, transistors, etc. Many of the projects in this area are industry-funded. The group has also a leading activity on the application of Raman spectroscopy to carbon films, nanotubes and graphene and is also developing strategies to control polymorphism using 2D materials (ERC NOC2D project).
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18/12/2020: REVIEW accepted in Nanoscale, Dispersant-assisted Liquid-Phase Exfoliation of 2D materials beyond graphene
13/10/2020: NEW paper accepted in JACS, on curved nano ribbons. In collaboration with Xinliang Feng, TU Dresden, Germany.
16/07/2020: NEW paper accepted in Nature Comm, Low-voltage 2D materials-based printed field-effect transistors for integrated digital and analog electronics on paper, in collaboration with Prof Fiori, University of Pisa
24/05/2020: NEW paper accepted in Nanoscale, Stable, concentrated, biocompatible and defect-free graphene dispersions with positive charge
01/04/2020: NEW paper accepted in Nano Letters, Raman Fingerprints of Graphene Produced by Anodic Electrochemical Exfoliation
21/03/2020: NEW paper accepted in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys, Intercalation, decomposition, entrapment – a new route to graphene nanobubbles. In collaboration with Dr Walton, UoM.
23/01/2020: NEW paper accepted in Chemical Science, Palladium Catalysed C–H Arylation of Pyrenes: Access to a New Class of Exfoliating Agents for Water-Based Graphene Dispersions, in collaboration with Prof Larrosa, UoM
05/12/2019: NEW paper accepted in 2D Materials, Printed Graphene/ WS2/graphene Battery-free Wireless Photosensor on Papers, in collaboration with Prof Hu, UoM