Data Driven Discovery of Synthesis Pathways and Distinguishing Electronic Phenomena of 1D Van der Waals Bonded Solids

Project Personnel

Felipe Homrich da Jornada

Principal Investigator

Stanford University

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Ludwig Bartels

University of California, Riverside

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Alexander Balandin

University of California, Riverside

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Evan Reed

Stanford University

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Funding Divisions

Division of Materials Research (DMR), Electrical, Communications and Cyber Systems (ECCS)

Bulk crystals of graphite and other materials composed of 2-dimensional van der Waals (vdW) layers exhibit numerous important properties in the bulk that are preserved as the material is thinned to atomic thickness, e.g. the high electrical conductivity of graphene. This distinguishes them from native bulk materials that do not exhibit such vdW layered structure, such as copper, whose properties change dramatically as it is thinned below a few atomic layers. Unlike 2D layered materials, the 1-dimensional vdW materials of this project have received relatively little research attention, but are likely to exhibit many of the useful properties of their 2D counterparts. One hypothesis is that the presence of vdW gaps and the absence of dangling bonds and large single crystal domains inhibits carrier scattering at the surface of such materials and, thus, allows for electronic transport at a resistivity almost independent of wire cross section. Recent synthesis work by the project participants has revealed excellent transport properties of such materials when thinned to nanoscale cross sections, rivaling the favorable characteristics of the native bulk form of copper, with potential applications in the miniaturization of electronic devices. Another hypothesis is that these materials may be more likely to exhibit electronic or structural phase changes that can be engineered for low power electronic memories and other applications.

Publications

Metallic Transport in Chemical Vapor Deposition ZrTe3 Nanoribbons on a SiO2 Wafer Substrate
J. Jin, M. Wurch, S. Baraghani, D. J. Coyle, T. A. Empante, F. Kargar, A. A. Balandin, and L. Bartels
10/1/2021
One-dimensional van der Waals Materials-Advent of a New Research Field
A. A. Balandin, R. K. Lake, and T. T. Salguero
7/1/2022
Metallic vs. Semiconducting Properties of Quasi-one-dimensional Tantalum Selenide van der Waals Nanoribbons
F. Kargar, A. Krayev, M. Wurch, Y. Ghafouri, T. Debnath, D. Wickramaratne, T. T. Salguero, R. K. Lake, L. Bartels, and A. A. Balandin
3/1/2022
Printed Electronic Devices with Inks of TiS3 Quasi-One-Dimensional van der Waals Material
S. Baraghani, J. Abourahma, Z. Barani, A. Mohammadzadeh, S. Sudhindra, A. Lipatov, A. Sinitskii, F. Kargar, and A. A. Balandin
9/1/2021
Electrically Insulating Flexible Films with Quasi-1D van der Waals Fillers as Efficient Electromagnetic Shields in the GHz and Sub-THz Frequency Bands
Z. Barani, F. Kargar, Y. Ghafouri, S. Ghosh, K. Godziszewski, S. Baraghani, Y. Yashchyshyn, G. Cywinski, S. Rumyantsev, T. T. Salguero
2/1/2021
Elemental Excitations in MoI3 One-dimensional van der Waals Nanowires
F. Kargar, Z. Barani, N. R. Sesing, T. T. Mai, T. Debnath, H. R. Zhang, Y. H. Liu, Y. B. Zhu, S. Ghosh, A. J. Biacchi, F. H. da Jornada, L. Bartels, T. Adel, A. H. Walker, A. V. Davydov, T. T. Salguero, R. K. Lake, and A. A. Balandin
11/1/2022
Low-Frequency Current Fluctuations in Quasi-1D (TaSe4)2I Weyl Semimetal Nanoribbons
S. Ghosh, F. Kargar, N. R. Sesing, Z. Barani, T. T. Salguero, D. Yan, S. Rumyantsev, and A. A. Balandin
11/1/2022
Electromagnetic-Polarization-Selective Composites with Quasi-1D Van der Waals Fillers: Nanoscale Material Functionality That Mimics Macroscopic Systems
Z. Barani, F. Kargar, Y. Ghafouri, S. Baraghani, S. Sudhindra, A. Mohammadzadeh, T. T. Salguero, and A. A. Balandin
4/1/2021
Machine Learning Modeling for Accelerated Battery Materials Design in the Small Data Regime
A. D. Sendek, B. Ransom, E. D. Cubuk, L. A. Pellouchoud, J. Nanda, and E. J. Reed
6/1/2022
One-dimensional van der Waals Quantum Materials
A. A. Balandin, F. Kargar, T. T. Salguero, and R. K. Lake
5/1/2022

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Research Highlights

Unique Properties of One-Dimensional Materials
F. Homrich da Jornada (Stanford), A. A. Balandin, L. Bartels (U. CA – Riverside)

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