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High Responsivity and Wavelength Selectivity of GaN‐Based Resonant Cavity Photodiodes (2020)
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Li, J., Yang, C., Liu, L., Cao, H., Lin, S., Xi, X., …Zhao, L. (2020). High Responsivity and Wavelength Selectivity of GaN‐Based Resonant Cavity Photodiodes. Advanced Optical Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adom.201901276

The implementation of blue-light photodiodes based on InGaN in emerging technologies, such as free-space visible light communication (VLC), requires transformative approaches towards enhanced performance, miniaturization, and integration beyond curre... Read More about High Responsivity and Wavelength Selectivity of GaN‐Based Resonant Cavity Photodiodes.

Interlayer Band‐to‐Band Tunneling and Negative Differential Resistance in van der Waals BP/InSe Field‐Effect Transistors (2020)
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Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Kovalyuk, Z. D., Lv, Q., Yan, F., Mori, N., Zhu, W., …Wang, K. (2020). Interlayer Band‐to‐Band Tunneling and Negative Differential Resistance in van der Waals BP/InSe Field‐Effect Transistors. Advanced Functional Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201910713

Atomically thin layers of van der Waals (vdW) crystals offer an ideal material platform to realize tunnel field effect transistors (TFETs) that exploit the tunneling of charge carriers across the forbidden gap of a vdW heterojunction. This type of de... Read More about Interlayer Band‐to‐Band Tunneling and Negative Differential Resistance in van der Waals BP/InSe Field‐Effect Transistors.

Design of van der Waals Interfaces for Broad-Spectrum Optoelectronics (2020)
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Ubrig, N., Ponomarev, E., Zultak, J., Domaretskiy, D., Zólyomi, V., Terry, D., …Morpurgo, A. F. (2020). Design of van der Waals Interfaces for Broad-Spectrum Optoelectronics. Nature Materials, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0601-3

Van der Waals (vdW) interfaces based on 2D materials are promising for optoelectronics, as interlayer transitions between different compounds allow tailoring of the spectral response over a broad range. However, issues such as lattice mismatch or a s... Read More about Design of van der Waals Interfaces for Broad-Spectrum Optoelectronics.

Resonant tunnelling into the two-dimensional subbands of InSe layers (2020)
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Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Kerfoot, J., Mazumder, D., Greenaway, M. T., Vdovin, E. E., Makarovsky, O., …Patanè, A. (2020). Resonant tunnelling into the two-dimensional subbands of InSe layers. Communications Physics, 3(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s42005-020-0290-x

Two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals (vdW) crystals have attracted considerable interest for digital electronics beyond Si-based complementary metal oxide semiconductor technologies. Despite the transformative success of Si-based devices, there are lim... Read More about Resonant tunnelling into the two-dimensional subbands of InSe layers.

Van der Waals SnSe2(1-x)S2x alloys: composition-dependent bowing coefficient and electron-phonon interaction (2020)
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Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Wang, X., Sutcliffe, J., Bhuiyan, M. A., Fu, Y., Yang, Z., …Patanè, A. (2020). Van der Waals SnSe2(1-x)S2x alloys: composition-dependent bowing coefficient and electron-phonon interaction. Advanced Functional Materials, https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.201908092

The design of advanced functional materials with customized properties often requires the use of an alloy. This approach has been used for decades, but only recently to create van der Waals (vdW) alloys for applications in electronics, optoelectronic... Read More about Van der Waals SnSe2(1-x)S2x alloys: composition-dependent bowing coefficient and electron-phonon interaction.

Defect-assisted high photoconductive UV-VIS gain in perovskite-decorated graphene transistors (2019)
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Cottam, N. D., Zhang, C., Turyanska, L., Eaves, L., Kudrynskyi, Z., Vdovin, E. E., …Makarovsky, O. (2020). Defect-assisted high photoconductive UV-VIS gain in perovskite-decorated graphene transistors. ACS Applied Electronic Materials, 2, 147-154. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsaelm.9b00664

Recent progress in the synthesis of high stability inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (NCs) has led to their increasing use in broadband photodetectors. These NCs are of particular interest for the UV range as they have the potential to extend the wav... Read More about Defect-assisted high photoconductive UV-VIS gain in perovskite-decorated graphene transistors.

High-Frequency Elastic Coupling at the Interface of van der Waals Nanolayers Imaged by Picosecond Ultrasonics (2019)
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Greener, J. D., de Lima Savi, E., Akimov, A. V., Raetz, S., Kudrynskyi, Z., Kovalyuk, Z. D., …Gusev, V. E. (2019). High-Frequency Elastic Coupling at the Interface of van der Waals Nanolayers Imaged by Picosecond Ultrasonics. ACS Nano, 13(10), 11530-11537. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.9b05052

Although the topography of van de Waals (vdW) layers and heterostructures can be imaged by scanning probe microscopy, high-frequency interface elastic properties are more difficult to assess. These can influence the stability, reliability and perform... Read More about High-Frequency Elastic Coupling at the Interface of van der Waals Nanolayers Imaged by Picosecond Ultrasonics.

Two-Dimensional Covalent Crystals by Chemical Conversion of Thin van der Waals Materials (2019)
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Sreepal, V., Yagmurcukardes, M., Vasu, K. S., Kelly, D. J., Taylor, S. F. R., Kravets, V. G., …Nair, R. R. (2019). Two-Dimensional Covalent Crystals by Chemical Conversion of Thin van der Waals Materials. Nano Letters, doi:10.1021/acs.nanolett.9b02700

Most of the studied two-dimensional (2D) materials have been obtained by exfoliation of van der Waals crystals. Recently, there has been growing interest in fabricating synthetic 2D crystals which have no layered bulk analogues. These efforts have be... Read More about Two-Dimensional Covalent Crystals by Chemical Conversion of Thin van der Waals Materials.

Hybrid light emitting diodes based on stable, high brightness all-inorganic CsPbI 3 perovskite nanocrystals and InGaN (2019)
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Zhang, C., Turyanska, L., Cao, H., Zhao, L., Fay, M. W., Temperton, R., …Patanè, A. (2019). Hybrid light emitting diodes based on stable, high brightness all-inorganic CsPbI 3 perovskite nanocrystals and InGaN. Nanoscale, 11(28), 13450-13457. doi:10.1039/C9NR03707A

Despite important advances in the synthesis of inorganic perovskite nanocrystals (NCs), the long-term instability and degradation of their quantum yield (QY) over time need to be addressed to enable the further development and exploitation of these n... Read More about Hybrid light emitting diodes based on stable, high brightness all-inorganic CsPbI 3 perovskite nanocrystals and InGaN.

Realization of Universal Quantum Gates with Spin-Qudits in Colloidal Quantum Dots (2019)
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Moro, F., Fielding, A. J., Turyanska, L., & Patanè, A. (2019). Realization of Universal Quantum Gates with Spin-Qudits in Colloidal Quantum Dots. Advanced Quantum Technologies, 1-6. doi:10.1002/qute.201900017

Hyperfine interactions in a single Mn‐ion confined in a quantum dot (QD) are exploited to create a qudit, that is, a multilevel quantum‐bit system, with well‐defined, addressable, and robust set of spin states for the realization of universal quantum... Read More about Realization of Universal Quantum Gates with Spin-Qudits in Colloidal Quantum Dots.

Enhanced photoresponse in MoTe2 photodetectors with asymmetric graphene contacts (2019)
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Wei, X., Yan, F., Lv, Q., Zhu, W., Hu, C., Patane, A., & Wang, K. (2019). Enhanced photoresponse in MoTe2 photodetectors with asymmetric graphene contacts. Advanced Optical Materials, 7(12), doi:10.1002/adom.201900190

Atomically thin two dimensional (2D) materials are promising candidates for miniaturized high-performance optoelectronic devices. Here, we report on multilayer MoTe2 photodetectors contacted with asymmetric electrodes based on n- and p-type graphene... Read More about Enhanced photoresponse in MoTe2 photodetectors with asymmetric graphene contacts.

Tunnel spectroscopy of localised electronic states in hexagonal boron nitride (2018)
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Greenaway, M., Vdovin, E., Ghazaryan, D., Misra, A., Mischenko, A., Cao, Y., …Eaves, L. (2018). Tunnel spectroscopy of localised electronic states in hexagonal boron nitride. Communications Physics, 1, doi:10.1038/s42005-018-0097-1

Hexagonal boron nitride is a large band gap layered crystal, frequently incorporated in van der Waals heterostructures as an insulating or tunnel barrier. Localised states with energies within its band gap can emit visible light, relevant to applicat... Read More about Tunnel spectroscopy of localised electronic states in hexagonal boron nitride.

Photo-quantum Hall effect and light-induced charge transfer at the interface of graphene/InSe heterostructures (2018)
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Bhuiyan, M. A., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., Mazumder, D., Greener, J. D., Makarovsky, O., Mellor, C. J., …Patanè, A. (2019). Photo-quantum Hall effect and light-induced charge transfer at the interface of graphene/InSe heterostructures. Advanced Functional Materials, 29(3), doi:10.1002/adfm.201805491

The transfer of electronic charge across the interface of two van der Waals crystals can underpin the operation of a new class of functional devices. Amongst van der Waals semiconductors, an exciting and rapidly growing development involves the “post... Read More about Photo-quantum Hall effect and light-induced charge transfer at the interface of graphene/InSe heterostructures.

Coherent acoustic phonons in van der Waals nanolayers and heterostructures (2018)
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Greener, J. D., Akimov, A. V., Gusev, V., Kudrynskyi, Z., Beton, P. H., Kovalyuk, Z. D., …Patanè, A. (2018). Coherent acoustic phonons in van der Waals nanolayers and heterostructures. Physical Review B, 98(7), doi:10.1103/PhysRevB.98.075408. ISSN 2469-9950

Terahertz (THz) and sub-THz coherent acoustic phonons have been successfully used as probes of various quantum systems. Since their wavelength is in the nanometer range, they can probe nanostructures buried below a surface with nanometer resolution a... Read More about Coherent acoustic phonons in van der Waals nanolayers and heterostructures.

Mid-IR plasmonic compound with gallium oxide toplayer formed by GaSb oxidation in water (2018)
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Bomers, M., Di Paola, D. M., Cerutti, L., Michel, T., Arinero, R., Tournié, E., …Taliercio, T. (2018). Mid-IR plasmonic compound with gallium oxide toplayer formed by GaSb oxidation in water. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 33(9), doi:10.1088/1361-6641/aad4bf

The oxidation of GaSb in aqueous environments has gained interest by the advent of plasmonic antimonide-based compound semiconductors for molecular sensing applications. This work focuses on quantifying the GaSb–water reaction kinetics by studying a... Read More about Mid-IR plasmonic compound with gallium oxide toplayer formed by GaSb oxidation in water.

Magnetotransport and lateral confinement in an InSe van der Waals heterostructure (2018)
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Lee, Y., Pisoni, R., Overweg, H., Eich, M., Rickhaus, P., Patane, A., …Ensslin, K. (2018). Magnetotransport and lateral confinement in an InSe van der Waals heterostructure. 2D Materials, 5(3), doi:10.1088/2053-1583/aacb49

In the last six years, Indium selenide (InSe) has appeared as a new van der Waals heterostructure platform which has been extensively studied due to its unique electronic and optical properties. Such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs), the c... Read More about Magnetotransport and lateral confinement in an InSe van der Waals heterostructure.

Improved performance of InSe field-effect transistors by channel encapsulation (2018)
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Liang, G., Wang, Y., Han, L., Yang, Z., Xin, Q., Kudrynskyi, Z. R., …Song, A. (2018). Improved performance of InSe field-effect transistors by channel encapsulation. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 33(6), doi:10.1088/1361-6641/aab62b

Due to the high electron mobility and photo-responsivity, InSe is considered as an excellent candidate for next generation electronics and optoelectronics. In particular, in contrast to many high-mobility two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as phosp... Read More about Improved performance of InSe field-effect transistors by channel encapsulation.