2024 DP on “Janus” Transition Metal Dichalcogenides funded

2024 Discovery Project “Janus” Transition Metal Dichalcogenides: Quest for Novel Properties  funded!


Prof Dmitri Golberg, Dr Konstantin Faershteyn, Dr Chao Zhang, Prof Nunzio Motta
Queensland University of Technology Queensland University of Technology
Prof Dr Arkady Krasheninnikov
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Novel two-dimensional nanomaterials – so called “Janus” transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) – are featured by breaking out-of-plane structural symmetry that enables prolongated exciton lifetime, strong spin-orbit coupling, large vertical piezoelectric polarization, and exceptional electromechanical properties. We plan to develop reliable and efficient synthetic routes for various “Janus” TMDs and their heterostructures, to investigate their physical properties, and find the ways of property tailoring. Deep understanding of structure-property relationships uncovered for these materials will pave the way for transferring discovered new features into cutting-edge technologies in electromechanical, optoelectronic, and catalytic fields.

Congratulations to all the team!