Project Level: Honours, Masters, Winter/Summer

Since the isolation of graphene in 2004, two-dimensional layered materials have been at the forefront of fundamental and applied condensed matter physics.  However, unlike graphene, many 2D materials react strongly with air, hampering their incorporation in new devices.  This is particularly true of layered magnets such as CrI3.  In this project, the student will study methods of preventing material degradation in air using a new ultrahigh vacuum system housed at the UQ Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis. The student will gain experience with device fabrication, ultrahigh vacuum equipment, thin film deposition, and electron diffraction.

Project members

Dr Peter Jacobson

Lecturer in CMP
School of Mathematics and Physics
Physics Tutor Coordinator