Research Group Summary.

We are a group based in the Department of Materials that study nanostructured materials ranging from 2D Crystals (graphene, BN, MoS2, WS2 etc), 1D wires and nanotubes, to 0D quantum dots. Our interest is in developing nanostructures with unique properties that have potential in electronic, photonic, and energy applications. We are a multi-disciplinary group that collaborates extensively with a wide range of scientists within Oxford, UK and internationally.



We conduct fundamental and applied research in the following areas of Nanostructured Materials:

-Synthesis.

-Chemical functionalization, processing and purification.

-Bottom-up self assembly and top-down lithography

-Atomic resolution imaging using aberration-corrected HRTEM.

-Electronic and opto-electronic device fabrication.

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Latest Publications


Research on Spatially Dependent Lattice Deformations for Dislocations at the Edges of Graphene has been published in ACS Nano, (2014) Articles ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nn505996c




Perspective Article on Wired Up: Interconnecting Two-Dimensional Materials with One-Dimensional Atomic Chains has been published in ACS Nano, (2014) Articles ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nn5065524 - pdf




Research on Extended Klein Edges in Graphene has been published in ACS Nano, (2014) Articles ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nn504471m - pdf




Research on Stability and Spectroscopy of Single Nitrogen Dopants in Graphene at Elevated Temperatures has been published in ACS Nano, (2014) Articles ASAP DOI: 10.1021/nn5054798 - pdf




Research on Shape Evolution of MoS2 Crystals Grown by Chemical Vapour Deposition has been published in Chemistry of Materials, (2014) Articles ASAP DOI: 10.1021/cm5025662 - pdf




Research on Detailed Formation Processes of Stable Dislocations in Graphene has been published in Nanoscale, (2014) Advance Article DOI: 10.1039/C4NR04718D - pdf




Research on Atomic Level Spatial Variations of Energy States along Graphene Edges has been published in Nano Letters, 14, 6155-6159 (2014)- pdf




Research on Controlling sulphur precursor addition for large single crystal domains of WS2 has been published in Nanoscale, 6, 12096-12103 (2014)




Research on Crack-Free Growth and Transfer of Continuous Monolayer Graphene Grown on Melted Copper has been published in Chemistry of Materials, 26, 49844991 (2014)




Research on The Role of the Bridging Atom in Stabilizing Odd Numbered Graphene Vacancies has been published in Nano Letters, 14, 39723980 (2014)




Research on Atomic Structure and Dynamics of Metal Dopant Pairs in Graphene has been published in Nano Letters, 14 , 37663772 (2014)




Research on Stability and Dynamics of the Tetravacancy in Graphene has been published in Nano Letters, 4, 16341642 (2014)




Research on Hydrogen-Free Graphene Edges has been published in Nature Communications, 5, Article number: 3040, (2014), doi:10.1038/ncomms4040




Research on Inflating Graphene with Atomic-Scale Blisters has been published in Nano Letters (2014), DOI: 10.1021/nl404266k




Research on PbTe Nanocrystal Arrays on Graphene and the Structural Influence of Capping Ligands has been published in Chemistry of Materials (2014), DOI: 10.1021/cm403373q



Front Cover of Chemistry of Materials Journal




Research on Optically Enhanced Charge Transfer Between C60 and Single-Wall Carbon Nanotubes in Hybrid Electronic Devices has been published in Nanoscale (2014), DOI: 10.1039/C3NR04314B




Research on Bond Length and Charge Density Variations within Extended Arm Chair Defects in Graphene has been published in ACS Nano (2013), DOI: 10.1021/nn403517m




Research on Rippling Graphene at the Nanoscale Through Dislocation Addition has been published in Nano Letters (2013), DOI: 10.1021/nl402902q



Research on Sensitivity of Graphene Edge States to Surface Adatom Interactins has been published in Nano Letters (2013), DOI: 10.1021/nl402514c




Review Article on Atomic resolution imaging of graphene by transmission electron microscopy has been published online in Nanoscale, DOI: DOI: 10.1039/C3NR00934C 2013




Research on Structural Reconstruction of the Graphene Monovacancy has been published in ACS Nano, DOI: 10.1021/nn401113r 2013




Research on Dynamics of Single Fe Atoms in Graphene Vacancies has been published in Nano Letters, DOI: 10.1021/nl304495v 2013




A new book co-edited by Jamie H. Warner - 'Graphene: Fundamentals and Emergent Applications' has been published by Elsevier and is now available.



This book is aimed at new people starting Graphene research and provides a broad overview of the key topics.


Research on Spatial Control of Defect Creation in Graphene at the Nanoscale has been published in Nature Communications, 3, (2012) Article number:1144 DOI: doi:10.1038/ncomms2141




Research on The Identification of Inner Tube Defects in Double-Wall Carbon Nanotubes has been published in Small, (2012) Early View




Research on Dislocation Driven Deformations in Graphene has been published in Science.Read more

Science, Vol. 337 no. 6091 pp. 209-212 (2012).

Read the Perspective summary by Luis L. Bonilla, Ana Carpio

Perspective summary in Science, Vol. 337 no. 6091 pp. 161-162 (2012).





http://nanotechweb.org/cws/article/tech/50293

http://physicsworld.com/cws/article/news/2012/jul/19/graphene-defects-tracked-as-they-creep-and-climb

http://graphenetimes.com/2012/07/report-dislocation-driven-deformations-in-graphene/

http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/45495.php


Research on Atomic Structure of ABC Rhombohedral Stacked Trilayer Graphene has been published in ACS Nano.Read more



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Research on Large Single Crystals of Graphene on Melted Copper using Chemical Vapour Deposition has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on Resolving Strain in Carbon Nanotubes at the Atomic Level has been published in Nature Materials. Read more




Research on the Structural Distortions in Few Layer Graphene from Creases has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on Two-Dimensional Coalescence Dynamics of Encapsulated Metallofullerenes in Carbon Nanotubes has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on the Motion of Light Adatoms and Molecules on the Surface of Few-Layer Graphene has been published in ACS Nano. Read more




Research on Aligned Rectangular Few-Layer Graphene Domains on Copper Surfaces has been published in Chemistry of Materials. Read more