Velasco is awarded the National Science Foundation’s CAREER award. This award will support visualization and control of chiral bound states and chiral trajectories in 2D material heterostructures.
Team of Velasco and Lederman are awarded funds from the Army Office of Research for a glove box system for fabrication and characterization of new Quantum Materials Devices.
Imaging relativistic electrons in graphene p-n junctions. Check it out here: http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/65483
Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy was recently highlighted in the November 2015 edition of Nature Nanotechnology. Check it out here: http://www.nature.com/nnano/journal/v10/n11/covers/index.html
Berkeley Lab researchers characterize individual defects inside a bulk insulator using scanning tunneling microscopy Nanoscale defects are enormously important in shaping the electrical, optical, and mechanical properties of a material. For example, a defect may donate charge or scatter electrons moving from one point to another. However, observing individual defects in bulk insulators, a ubiquitous… Continue Reading Defects Through the Looking Glass
Berkeley Lab Researchers Use Light to Dope Graphene Boron Nitride Heterostructures Graphene continues to reign as the next potential superstar material for the electronics industry, a slimmer, stronger and much faster electron conductor than silicon. With no natural energy band-gap, however, graphene’s superfast conductance can’t be switched off, a serious drawback for transistors and other… Continue Reading Lighting the Way to Graphene-based Devices
A research team led by physicists at the University of California, Riverside has identified a property of “bilayer graphene” (BLG) that the researchers say is analogous to finding the Higgs boson in particle physics. Graphene, nature’s thinnest elastic material, is a one-atom thick sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice. Because of graphene’s… Continue Reading Bilayer Graphene Works as an Insulator