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New Science and Technology of Artificial Layered Structures and Devices

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Project "MATTERDESIGN" data sheet

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address: OXFORD ROAD
postcode: M13 9PL

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 1˙456˙252 €
 EC max contribution 1˙456˙252 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-05-01   to  2021-04-30


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UK (MANCHESTER) coordinator 1˙456˙252.00


 Project objective

The extensive and growing library of layered crystals opens up the exciting possibility of exfoliating them into single atomic layers and stacking these atomic layers back together in new sequences to fabricate a new class of artificial van der Waals solids, with novel properties and functionalities. The principal objectives of this proposal are to study the fundamental physics and chemistry of novel materials, structures and devices synthesised by assembling different two-dimensional (2D) crystals and to exploit their unique properties for diverse applications.

The applicant primarily aims to explore the new science and technology of extremely narrow 2D capillaries synthesised by assembling various precisely patterned 2D crystals. Molecular transport through nano-capillaries is highly important due to its applicability in filtration and separation technology and also because of the unusual fundamental behaviour arising at the molecular scale. In this proposal, the applicant plans to study the behaviour of molecules, atoms and ions confined in the ultra-narrow 2D channels and explore the use of these devices for nanofluidic applications. Furthermore, the potential of these 2D channels for the synthesis of artificial structures by encapsulating various materials inside the channels will be investigated. The applicant plans to use a variety of techniques, such as chemical exfoliation and mechanical exfoliation, together with already established layer-by-layer coating or multiple transfer techniques, to produce novel materials and devices. The applicant will also investigate the potential of these novel layered materials for the fabrication of novel superconductors by intercalating them with various elements. The urge in pursuing this project relies on the fact that many intercalated graphite and other layered compounds are superconducting. The above research directions should create a solid basis for a world-leading research group led by the applicant.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2019 Yang Su, Eric Prestat, Chengyi Hu, Vinod Kumar Puthiyapura, Mehdi Neek-Amal, Hui Xiao, Kun Huang, Vasyl G. Kravets, Sarah J. Haigh, Christopher Hardacre, Francois M. Peeters, Rahul R. Nair
Self-Limiting Growth of Two-Dimensional Palladium between Graphene Oxide Layers
published pages: 4678-4683, ISSN: 1530-6984, DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b01733
Nano Letters 19/7 2019-09-06
2019 Georgia Kime, Kai-Ge Zhou, Samantha J. O. Hardman, Rahul R. Nair, Konstantin Sergeevich Novoselov, Daria V. Andreeva, David J. Binks
pH Dependence of Ultrafast Charge Dynamics in Graphene Oxide Dispersions
published pages: 10677-10681, ISSN: 1932-7447, DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcc.9b01060
The Journal of Physical Chemistry C 123/16 2019-09-06
2019 M. Neek-Amal, R. Rashidi, Rahul R. Nair, D. Neilson, F. M. Peeters
Electric-field-induced emergent electrical connectivity in graphene oxide
published pages: , ISSN: 2469-9950, DOI: 10.1103/physrevb.99.115425
Physical Review B 99/11 2019-09-06
2017 Q. Yang, Y. Su, C. Chi, C. T. Cherian, K. Huang, V. G. Kravets, F. C. Wang, J. C. Zhang, A. Pratt, A. N. Grigorenko, F. Guinea, A. K. Geim, R. R. Nair
Ultrathin graphene-based membrane with precise molecular sieving and ultrafast solvent permeation
published pages: 1198-1202, ISSN: 1476-1122, DOI: 10.1038/nmat5025
Nature Materials 16/12 2019-09-06
2017 A. Esfandiar, B. Radha, F. C. Wang, Q. Yang, S. Hu, S. Garaj, R. R. Nair, A. K. Geim, K. Gopinadhan
Size effect in ion transport through angstrom-scale slits
published pages: 511-513, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aan5275
Science 358/6362 2019-09-06
2018 K.-G. Zhou, K. S. Vasu, C. T. Cherian, M. Neek-Amal, J. C. Zhang, H. Ghorbanfekr-Kalashami, K. Huang, O. P. Marshall, V. G. Kravets, J. Abraham, Y. Su, A. N. Grigorenko, A. Pratt, A. K. Geim, F. M. Peeters, K. S. Novoselov, R. R. Nair
Electrically controlled water permeation through graphene oxide membranes
published pages: 236-240, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/S41586-018-0292-Y
Nature 559/7713 2019-09-06

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