Growth of Nanostructured and Functional Materials
Contact person: Verucchi Roberto
2D materials

Single or double atomic layers of carbon or other atoms shows uncommon properties, often completely different from the bulk counterpart

Graphene has notable mechanical and electrical properties. However, the absence of a bandgap, typical of semiconductors, makes the realization of some devices difficult.

Transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) such as MoS2 permit to have direct bandgap semiconductor in a form similar to graphene, permitting the integration of 2D materials to fabricate novel devices.

2D material growth technique


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Ionized Jet Deposition (IJD)

IJD growth MoS2
Few-layered crystalline 2D-MoS2 nanosheets embedded in an amorphous MoS2 matrix (“2D-in-3D” structure).

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)


MoS2 flakes deposited via CVD on SiO2.



Supersonic Molecular Beam Deposition (SuMBD)

Graphene SumBD
Synthesis of single layer graphene by controlled fullerene cage opening.