Graphene, a novel two-dimensional (2D) material made from carbon, has unique mechanical, electronic and optical properties.
Recently, many other 2D systems, e.g., boron-nitride sheets with unique characteristics have been synthesized. These materials have
been shown to be very promising candidates with programmable functionality for applications in next generation electronics and
In the proposed research project, we plan to grow 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron-nitride and their composites by
chemical vapor deposition methods and a novel technique based on ion implantation of the constituent elements into metal foils
followed by in-situ high-temperature annealing and nucleation of the material on the surface of the metal. By combining experiments
and theory, we will further study the properties of the new 2D materials and explore their possible applications in electronic and