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EPSRC Reference: EP/V062689/1
Title: Electrodeposited 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenides on graphene: a novel route towards scalable flexible electronics
Principal Investigator: de Groot, Professor C
Other Investigators:
Bartlett, Professor PN Reid, Professor G
Researcher Co-Investigators:
Dr Y Noori
Project Partners:
PragmatIC Printing Ltd
Department: Sch of Electronics and Computer Sci
Organisation: University of Southampton
Scheme: Standard Research
Starts: 01 October 2021 Ends: 31 March 2024 Value (£): 1,023,916
EPSRC Research Topic Classifications:
Electronic Devices & Subsys. Instrumentation Eng. & Dev.
Materials Synthesis & Growth
EPSRC Industrial Sector Classifications:
Electronics
Related Grants:
EP/V062603/1 EP/V062387/1
Panel History:
Panel DatePanel NameOutcome
21 Jun 2021 EPSRC ICT Prioritisation Panel 22-23 June 2021 Announced
Summary on Grant Application Form
Like graphene, a layer of a transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC), ME2 (where M = transition metal and E = sulfur, selenium or tellurium), consists of a single- or few-atom-thick, covalently bonded lattice. These atomic sheets exhibit extraordinary electronic and optical properties, as they do not suffer from dangling bonds and trap states at the surface. The van der Waals interactions between the layers allows the integration of very different materials without the constraints of crystal lattice matching. Moreover, those few layers can withstand mechanical strains of 10%, which makes these materials particularly suitable for flexible electronic devices, a market expected to be worth more than £10B in the next five years.

Heterostructures of 2D materials and graphene have great potential for various electronic, opto-electronic, energy, and sensor applications but are held back by technological limitations. It is the intention of this proposal to take advantage of our recent breakthroughs in electrodeposition of few layer 2D chalcogenides, such as MoS2 and WS2, on metal as well graphene electrodes. We will demonstrate these advantages through a variety of devices which combine state-of-the-art performance together with scalable, industrially acceptable processing on flexible substrates. Working with our project partners we will aim to maximise the potential societal and economic impacts that emerge from this work.

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