ECE Professor Kaustav Banerjee’s research article among the Top 100 read materials science papers for Scientific Reports in 2017

May 8th, 2018

scientific reports top 100 badge Research from Banerjee’s lab demonstrating the first two-dimensional (2D) quantum dot superlattice included as a Top 100 highly accessed article published by the Nature group journal

The research article “Designing artificial 2D crystals with site and size controlled quantum dots” is co-authored by ECE Ph.D. candidate Xuejun Xie, recent ECE Ph.D. alum Jiahao Kang, post-doctoral scholars Wei Cao and Jae Hwan Chu, as well as collaborators from Rice University.

In early Fall 2017, Banerjee’s lab made waves by developing a technique to fabricate large-scale quantum dot superlattices in which each quantum dot’s size and location could be precisely controlled on an atomically thin sheet of two-dimensional (2D) layered semiconductor molybdenum disulphide (MoS2). The technique allowed the quantum dots to be placed close enough to interact with one other, thereby forming an artificial crystal — essentially a new 2D semiconductor material where the band gap can be specified to order, a radical technology that could usher a new generation of light-emitting devices for photonics applications.

According to the congratulatory note received from the journal’s Chief Editor, a position in the top 100 most highly read articles is an extraordinary achievement, since the journal published more than 4500 materials science papers in 2017.

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