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Growth and Characterization of 2D Materials for Electronic Applications

3 February 2022 at 3PM (GMT)

About the Webinar

2D materials are at the very limit of thin-film dimensions with thicknesses down to a single atom. These materials exhibit remarkable electronic and optoelectronic properties which researchers today are trying to harness for next-generation devices for electronics, optoelectronics and energy applications.

While graphene kick-started exploration and application of these ultra-thin materials, it has created a vast field of exploration and application of several other 2D materials like nitrides (hBN), transition metal dichalcogenides (MoS2, WSe2 etc.) and even 2D oxides.

In this webinar, we will address the growth and characterization of 2D materials for electronic applications.

This webinar is in collaboration with:


Chemical vapour deposition and atomic layer deposition of 2D materials for electronic applications
Dr Harm Knoops, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology

Vapour deposition has been the go-to technique for device fabrication for graphene and other 2D materials. To successfully scale prototype applications currently under development, technologies and processes that enable large area deposition of these materials need to be developed. In this talk, I will give an overview of the lab and fab technologies and processes developed at Oxford Instruments towards the growth of graphene and other 2D materials such as MoS2 by techniques such as chemical vapour deposition (CVD) and atomic layer deposition (ALD).

Characterization of 2D Materials using Confocal Raman, PL, Second-Harmonic generation as well as Atomic Force Microscopy in ambient and cryogenic environments
Dr Thomas Dieing, WITec GmbH

Raman spectroscopy, as well as photoluminescence spectroscopy, have been used to characterize 2D materials since their discovery. Combining this with confocal microscopy enhances the knowledge gained from those materials by high-resolution imaging capabilities. This allows the determination and location of variations in composition as well as doping or strain states.

In addition, complementary techniques such as second-harmonic generation microscopy or atomic force microscopy can further enhance the knowledge gained from such samples. Finally, the evaluation of the sample features under cryogenic temperatures and/or high magnetic fields can additionally assist the deeper understanding of the samples. In this talk, examples will be shown for all the above-mentioned techniques taken on Graphene and other 2D materials.

Device Fabrication Processes and Examples of Electronic Devices based on 2D Materials
Dr Gordon Rinke, AMO GmbH

After being introduced to different growth and characterization techniques, I would like to sketch the process for the fabrication of devices based on 2D Materials, in particular, graphene as the most prominent representative of this group. Therefore, a short overview of transfer, structuring and contacting the materials are given which are the important steps to build the devices. Finally, different examples of devices fabricated at AMO are presented.

Meet the Presenters

Harm Knoops

Dr Harm Knoops
Atomic Scale Segment Specialist, Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology

Dr Harm Knoops is the Atomic Scale Segment Specialist at Oxford Instruments Plasma Technology and holds a part-time assistant professorship position at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His work covers the fields of (plasma-based) synthesis of thin films, advanced diagnostics and understanding and developing plasma ALD, plasma ALE and growth of 2D materials. His main goals are to improve and advance atomic scale processes and applications for Oxford Instruments and its customers.

Thomas Dieing

Dr Thomas Dieing
Product manager at WITec GmbH

Thomas Dieing obtained his PhD from La Trobe University Melbourne, Australia in 2005. He investigated the MBE growth of Nitrogen-containing III/V semiconductors. In 2006 Thomas Dieing joined WITec's application team and became the head of the team as director of applications and support at the end of 2007. Since 2019 Thomas is the product manager for WITec’s entire portfolio.

Gordon Rinke

Dr Gordon Rinke
Deputy Head of the Graphene Electronics Group at AMO GmbH

Dr Gordon Rinke obtained his PhD in Materials Science from the EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland in 2013. After spending over 6 years in the industry for an organic semiconductor tool manufacturer as a lead process engineer, he joined the AMO GmbH in Aachen, Germany in 2021 as Project Manager for the European 2D Experimental Pilot Line Project and became deputy of the graphene electronics group. His background covers the nanostructure growth and fabrication of organic and inorganic materials and the process development and optimization of prototype machines.


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