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October 2017

Strain-engineered growth of two-dimensional materials

Scientific Achievement

Developed a new method to achieve built-in and tunable strain in two-dimensional materials directly via growth.

Significance and Impact

The ability to realize built-in strain for 2D materials allows for controlled modification of band structure that can lead to more efficient devices and further exploration of the underlying physics.

Research Details

G. H. Ahn, M. Amani, H. Rasool, D.-H. Lien, J. P. Mastandrea, J. W. Ager III, M. Dubey, D. C. Chrzan, A. M. Minor, A. Javey. Strain-engineered growth of two-dimensional materials. Nature Comm. 8:608 (2017)