The group has a leading activity on the application of Raman spectroscopy to carbon films, nanotubes and graphene. This technique is used as non-destructive characterization tool in order to probe and tune the properties of carbon-based nanostructures for technological applications.
Currently the group is exploring new 2-dimensional 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. The group is also working on new functional materials to enable fabrication of biosensors and solar cells, by combining the properties of graphene with the processability and tunability of the properties of organic molecules.
27/01/2014: Welcome to Yuyoung! She joins the group as PhD student in the framework of the EPSRC graphene membranes project.
11/12/2013: NEW paper just accepted in NANO RESEARCH! Tunable D Peak in Gated Graphene, ASAP
09/12/2013: NEW paper in NATURE CHEMISTRY!
Synthesis of structurally well-defined and liquid-phase-processable graphene nanoribbons, Nature Chemistry (2013) doi:10.1038/nchem.1819. In collaboration with Prof Muellen and Dr Feng, MPI Mainz.
06/12/2013: congratulations to Huafeng for passing her PhD viva!
24/10/2013: NEW paper just accepted in NANO LETTERS! Raman Fingerprint of Aligned Graphene/h-BN Superlattices, ASAP
02/07/2013: congratulations to Axel, who just got his PhD without any correction!
10/05/2013: ***** NEW PAPER in SCIENCE *****
Strong Light-Matter Interactions in Heterostructures of Atomically Thin Films,
Science DOI: 10.1126/science.1235547
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