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Hybrid 2D Materials

Project Member(s): Ford, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: Intersect Australia Ltd

Start year: 2015

Summary: The aim of this project is to predict the properties of novel 2 dimensional hybrid materials using first principles quantum chemical calculations. The significance is these are a new class of materials that have only recently begun to be explored. The outcomes of this project will be the identification of new 2D hybrid structures for electronic and plasmonic device applications. Graphene is the most well-known and extensively studied 2 dimensional material. More recently other two dimensional materials have been identified, particularly MoS2 and silicene. This now opens up the possibility of creating hybrid materials by combining these. Graphene-MoS2 stacks are already being explored. Very recently, a wide range of potential 2D materials were predicted by the calculations of Lebegue (PRX 3, 031002 (2013)). The aim of the present project is to explore combinations of these new 2D materials to create novel hybrid materials.

FOR Codes: Materials Engineering not elsewhere classified, Condensed Matter Modelling and Density Functional Theory, Expanding Knowledge in the Physical Sciences, Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences