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2D Materials and Devices

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DESCRIPTION

The 2D Materials and Devices group (2DMD) research focus on CVD growth, transfer and device fabrication, using 2D materials, clean-room technology, and Raman imaging for structural characterization. Particular attention is given to biosensing devices, where immuno-assays and DNA sensors based on graphene liquid-gate FETs were developed. The devices specificity for particular biomarkers is achieved by functionalization of the graphene channel. DNA detection based on electrochemical arrays of graphene microsensors is achieved. The group is running collaborative projects on the fabrication of optoelectronic devices: a photodetector based on Van der Waals stacking of 2D materials (with LANASC and UMinho), and photocathodes that can potentially realize un-assisted solar water splitting by coupling tandem amorphous silicon solar cells with high efficiency hydrogen evolution electrodes (with NESC and IPV-5 Jülich). The 2DMD group research interests include the study of single photon emitters from controlled defects in h-BN (with Nanophotonics dept.) and the fabrication of graphene plasmonic devices that operate in the sub-mm wavelength range.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

FCT – SFRH/BD/128579/2017:  “Immuno-field-effect transistor platforms based on 2D materials for early detection of biomarkers of ischemic stroke”, PhD project of Patrícia Daniela Cabral da Silva.

This thesis proposes to use clean-room micro and nanotechnology to fabricate label-free immuno-assays, based on graphene and other 2D material (hBN, MoS2) field-effect transistors, whose channel is functionalized for a set of biomarkers related with the hemorrhagic transformation in ischemic stroke. The project is based on the development, fabrication and testing of a multiplex microfluidic platform, which will be able to signal a panel of biomarkers at an early stage of the disease, thus contributing to spare the lives of many patients.

PTDC/FIS-NAN/3668/2014: “LA2D – Large area two dimensional heterostructures for photodetectors”. Total Budget: 146.508,00 €. Duration: 36 months.
This project aims at building a large area photodetector with 2D materials in a Van der Waals vertically stacked heterostructure. These devices are interesting because they are extremely thin (only a few atoms thick), flexible and with much better electronic properties than more conventional materials used, for example, in wearable devices. A photodetector of this type is composed by stacking a boron nitride buffer-layer, a graphene sheet, a multilayer transition metal dichalcogenide, a second graphene sheet, and a boron nitride encapsulating layer. Partners: LANASC group, UMinho

PTDC/CTM-ENE/2349/2014: “SiTMP4SolarH2 – Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production Based on Silicon Photocathodes Coated with Novel Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Phosphide Nano-Catalysts”. Total Budget: 168.836,00 €. Duration: 24 months
This proposal aims to develop silicon based photocathodes coated with a chemically-inert thin protection layer and coupled with inexpensive, earth-abundant transition metal phosphide (TMP) nano-catalysts. The project focuses in developing photocathodes with a high open circuit potential that can potentially realize un-assisted solar water splitting, using tandem hydrogenated amorphous Si thin film solar cells coupled with TMP nano-catalysts as photocathodes.

PUBLICATIONS

2018

Liu, Sitaramanjaneya Mouli Thalluri; Jérôme Borme; Dehua Xiong; Junyuan Xu; Wei Li; Isilda Amorim; Pedro Alpuim; João Gaspar; Hélder Fonseca; Liang Qiao; Lifeng

Highly-ordered silicon nanowire arrays for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution: An investigation on the effect of wire diameter, length and inter-wire spacing Journal Article

Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2 (5), pp. 978-982, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Gil Gonçalves Jérôme Borme, Igor Bdkin Ankor González-Mayorga Gonzalo Irurueta Helena Nogueira María Serrano Pedro Alpuim Paula A.A.P.Marques I S C

Reductive nanometric patterning of graphene oxide paper using electron beam lithography Journal Article

Carbon, 129 , pp. 63-75, 2018.

Links | BibTeX

R. Campos G. Machado Jr., Cerqueira Borme Alpuim M F J P

Wafer scale fabrication of graphene microelectrode arrays for the detection of DNA hybridization Journal Article

Microelectronic Engineering, 189 , pp. 85-90, 2018.

Links | BibTeX

2017

A. Al-Rjoub P. Costa, Rebouta Cerqueira Alpuim Barradas Alves L M F P N P E

Characterization of magnetron sputtered sub-stoichiometric CrAlSiNx and CrAlSiOyNx coatings Journal Article

Surface and Coatings Technology , 328 , pp. 134-141, 2017.

Links | BibTeX

Dehua Xiong Qingqing Zhang, Wei Li Junjie Li Xiuli Fu Cerqueira Pedro Alpuim M F; Liu, Lifeng

Atomic-layer-deposited ultrafine MoS2 nanocrystals on cobalt foam for efficient and stable electrochemical oxygen evolution Journal Article

Nanoscale, 9 , pp. 2711-2717, 2017.

Links | BibTeX

2016

Oliveira ACN, Nogueira SS Goncalves Cerqueira MF Alpuim Tovar Rodriguez-Abreu Brezesinski Gomes AC Lucio Oliveira P J C G M

Role of counter-ion and helper lipid content in the design and properties of nanocarrier systems: a biophysical study in 2D and 3D lipid assemblies Journal Article

RSC Advances, 53 , pp. 47730-47740, 2016.

Links | BibTeX

N. C. S. Vieira J. Borme, Machado Jr. Cerqueira Freitas Zucolotto Peres G F P P V N M R; Alpuim, P

Graphene field-effect transistor array with integrated electrolytic gates scaled to 200 mm Journal Article

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 28 , pp. 085302, 2016.

Links | BibTeX

P. Alpuim M. F. Cerqueira, Iglesias Machado Jr. V G; Borme, J

Laser patterning of amorphous silicon thin films deposited on flexible and rigid substrates Journal Article

physica status solidi (a), 213 (7), pp. 1717-1727, 2016.

Links | BibTeX

Sanaz Asgarifa Henrique L. Gomes, Ana Mestre Pedro Inácio Bragança Jérôme Borme George Machado Jr. Fátima Cerqueira Pedro Alpuim J

Electrochemically Gated Graphene Field-Effect Transistor for Extracellular Cell Signal Recording Conference

Technological Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems, 470 , Springer, Cham, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-31165-4.

Links | BibTeX

2015

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Vanel Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D J C B Y P J E

Permeation barrier performance of Hot Wire-CVD grown silicon-nitride films treated by argon plasma Journal Article

Thin Solid Films , 575 , pp. 72-75, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D B Y P J E

Flexible organic–inorganic hybrid layer encapsulation for organic opto-electronic devices Journal Article

Progress in Organic Coatings , 80 , pp. 27-32, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

H.F. Castro E. Sowade, Rocha Alpuim Machado Baumann Lanceros-Méndez J G P A V R R S

Degradation of all-inkjet-printed organic thin-film transistors with TIPS-pentacene under processes applied in textile manufacturing Journal Article

Organic Electronics, 22 , pp. 12-19, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

Xiao-Qing Bao M. Fatima Cerqueira, Pedro Alpuim ; Liu, Lifeng

Silicon Nanowire Arrays Coupled with Cobalt Phosphide Spheres as a Low-Cost Photocathode for Efficient Solar Hydrogen Evolution Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 51 (53), pp. 10742-10745, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

Xiao-Qing Bao Dmitri Y. Petrovykh, Pedro Alpuim Daniel Stroppa Noelia Guldris Helder Fonseca Margaret Costa Joao Gaspar Chuanhong Jin Lifeng Liu G

Amorphous oxygen-rich molybdenum oxysulfide decorated p-type silicon microwire arrays for efficient photoelectrochemical water reduction Journal Article

Nano Energy, 16 , pp. 130-142, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

P. Alpuim S.Majee, Cerqueira Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Bourée M F D B Y J E

Effect of argon ion energy on the performance of silicon nitride multilayer permeation barriers grown by hot-wire CVD on polymers Journal Article

Thin Solid Films , 595 , pp. 258-265, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

2014

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D B Y P J E

Influence of low energy argon plasma treatment on the moisture barrier performance of hot wire-CVD grown SiNx multilayers Journal Article

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics , 53 (5S1), pp. 05FM05, 2014.

Links | BibTeX

M.V. Castro M.F. Cerqueira, Rebouta Alpuim Garcia Júnior Tavares L P C B G L C J

Influence of hydrogen plasma thermal treatment on the properties of ZnO:Al thin films prepared by dc magnetron sputtering Journal Article

Vacuum, 107 , pp. 145, 2014.

Links | BibTeX

2013

V. Correia V. Sencadas, Martins Ribeiro Alpuim Rocha Morales Atienza Lanceros-Mendez M S C P J G I C S

Piezoresistive sensors for force mapping of hip-prostheses Journal Article

Sensors and Actuators A, 195 , pp. 133, 2013.

Links | BibTeX

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D B Y P J E

The effect of argon plasma treatment on the permeation barrier properties of silicon nitride layers Journal Article

Surface & Coatings Technology , 235 , pp. 361, 2013.

Links | BibTeX

GROUP LEADER

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THE TEAM

Jérôme Borme
Staff Researcher

Fátima Cerqueira
Scientific Associate at INL and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of University of Minho, Braga

Balaji Sompalle
Ph.D. student

Patrícia Cabral
Ph.D. student

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

Rui Campos
Research Fellow (2016-2017)

Tangyou Sun
Marie-Curie Cofund Research Fellow (2016-2017)

George Luiz Machado Junior
PhD Student Associate (2013-2016)

Nirton Cristi S. Vieira
INL Scientific Associate (2014-2015)

SCIENTIFIC VISITORS

Vishesh Saxena
INL Summer Student Internship (2018)

Saibal Mitra (Missouri State University, USA)
INL Scientific Associate (2018)

Daniela Ion-Ebrasu (National R&D Institute for Cryogenic and isotopic Technologies, Romania)
INL Scientific Associate (2018)

Jean-Eric Bourée (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
INL Scientific Associate (2018)

Reddithota Vidyasagar (UAveiro, Portugal)
INL Scientific Associate (2017)

Paulo Alexandre de Carvalho Gomes (IST, Portugal)
INL Master Student Associate (2017)

Renato Domingues
INL Summer Students Internship (2017)

Luis Quispe (University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
INL- Cooperation Associate (2016-17)

Cédric Sebastien Martins Figueiredo (UMinho, Portugal)
INL Student Associate (2016)

Clarissa Towle (MIT, USA)
MIT-Portugal INL Summer Students Internship (2015)

Alexandre Faia de Carvalho (UAveiro, Portugal)
INL Master Student Associate (2015)

Helder Xavier Pereira Peixoto (UMinho, Portugal)
INL Student Associate (2013)

César Rui de Freitas Bernardo
INL Summer Students Internship (2012)

César Rui de Freitas Bernardo
INL Summer Students Internship (2012)

Subimal Majee (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
INL PhD Student Associate (2012)

DESCRIPTION

The 2D Materials and Devices group (2DMD) research focus on CVD growth, transfer and device fabrication, using 2D materials, clean-room technology, and Raman imaging for structural characterization. Particular attention is given to biosensing devices, where immuno-assays and DNA sensors based on graphene liquid-gate FETs were developed. The devices specificity for particular biomarkers is achieved by functionalization of the graphene channel. DNA detection based on electrochemical arrays of graphene microsensors is achieved. The group is running collaborative projects on the fabrication of optoelectronic devices: a photodetector based on Van der Waals stacking of 2D materials (with LANASC and UMinho), and photocathodes that can potentially realize un-assisted solar water splitting by coupling tandem amorphous silicon solar cells with high efficiency hydrogen evolution electrodes (with NESC and IPV-5 Jülich). The 2DMD group research interests include the study of single photon emitters from controlled defects in h-BN (with Nanophotonics dept.) and the fabrication of graphene plasmonic devices that operate in the sub-mm wavelength range.

RESEARCH PROJECTS

FCT – SFRH/BD/128579/2017:  “Immuno-field-effect transistor platforms based on 2D materials for early detection of biomarkers of ischemic stroke”, PhD project of Patrícia Daniela Cabral da Silva.

This thesis proposes to use clean-room micro and nanotechnology to fabricate label-free immuno-assays, based on graphene and other 2D material (hBN, MoS2) field-effect transistors, whose channel is functionalized for a set of biomarkers related with the hemorrhagic transformation in ischemic stroke. The project is based on the development, fabrication and testing of a multiplex microfluidic platform, which will be able to signal a panel of biomarkers at an early stage of the disease, thus contributing to spare the lives of many patients.

PTDC/FIS-NAN/3668/2014: “LA2D – Large area two dimensional heterostructures for photodetectors”. Total Budget: 146.508,00 €. Duration: 36 months.
This project aims at building a large area photodetector with 2D materials in a Van der Waals vertically stacked heterostructure. These devices are interesting because they are extremely thin (only a few atoms thick), flexible and with much better electronic properties than more conventional materials used, for example, in wearable devices. A photodetector of this type is composed by stacking a boron nitride buffer-layer, a graphene sheet, a multilayer transition metal dichalcogenide, a second graphene sheet, and a boron nitride encapsulating layer. Partners: LANASC group, UMinho

PTDC/CTM-ENE/2349/2014: “SiTMP4SolarH2 – Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production Based on Silicon Photocathodes Coated with Novel Earth-Abundant Transition Metal Phosphide Nano-Catalysts”. Total Budget: 168.836,00 €. Duration: 24 months
This proposal aims to develop silicon based photocathodes coated with a chemically-inert thin protection layer and coupled with inexpensive, earth-abundant transition metal phosphide (TMP) nano-catalysts. The project focuses in developing photocathodes with a high open circuit potential that can potentially realize un-assisted solar water splitting, using tandem hydrogenated amorphous Si thin film solar cells coupled with TMP nano-catalysts as photocathodes.

PUBLICATIONS

2018

Liu, Sitaramanjaneya Mouli Thalluri; Jérôme Borme; Dehua Xiong; Junyuan Xu; Wei Li; Isilda Amorim; Pedro Alpuim; João Gaspar; Hélder Fonseca; Liang Qiao; Lifeng

Highly-ordered silicon nanowire arrays for photoelectrochemical hydrogen evolution: An investigation on the effect of wire diameter, length and inter-wire spacing Journal Article

Sustainable Energy & Fuels, 2 (5), pp. 978-982, 2018.

Abstract | Links | BibTeX

Gil Gonçalves Jérôme Borme, Igor Bdkin Ankor González-Mayorga Gonzalo Irurueta Helena Nogueira María Serrano Pedro Alpuim Paula A.A.P.Marques I S C

Reductive nanometric patterning of graphene oxide paper using electron beam lithography Journal Article

Carbon, 129 , pp. 63-75, 2018.

Links | BibTeX

R. Campos G. Machado Jr., Cerqueira Borme Alpuim M F J P

Wafer scale fabrication of graphene microelectrode arrays for the detection of DNA hybridization Journal Article

Microelectronic Engineering, 189 , pp. 85-90, 2018.

Links | BibTeX

2017

A. Al-Rjoub P. Costa, Rebouta Cerqueira Alpuim Barradas Alves L M F P N P E

Characterization of magnetron sputtered sub-stoichiometric CrAlSiNx and CrAlSiOyNx coatings Journal Article

Surface and Coatings Technology , 328 , pp. 134-141, 2017.

Links | BibTeX

Dehua Xiong Qingqing Zhang, Wei Li Junjie Li Xiuli Fu Cerqueira Pedro Alpuim M F; Liu, Lifeng

Atomic-layer-deposited ultrafine MoS2 nanocrystals on cobalt foam for efficient and stable electrochemical oxygen evolution Journal Article

Nanoscale, 9 , pp. 2711-2717, 2017.

Links | BibTeX

2016

Oliveira ACN, Nogueira SS Goncalves Cerqueira MF Alpuim Tovar Rodriguez-Abreu Brezesinski Gomes AC Lucio Oliveira P J C G M

Role of counter-ion and helper lipid content in the design and properties of nanocarrier systems: a biophysical study in 2D and 3D lipid assemblies Journal Article

RSC Advances, 53 , pp. 47730-47740, 2016.

Links | BibTeX

N. C. S. Vieira J. Borme, Machado Jr. Cerqueira Freitas Zucolotto Peres G F P P V N M R; Alpuim, P

Graphene field-effect transistor array with integrated electrolytic gates scaled to 200 mm Journal Article

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, 28 , pp. 085302, 2016.

Links | BibTeX

P. Alpuim M. F. Cerqueira, Iglesias Machado Jr. V G; Borme, J

Laser patterning of amorphous silicon thin films deposited on flexible and rigid substrates Journal Article

physica status solidi (a), 213 (7), pp. 1717-1727, 2016.

Links | BibTeX

Sanaz Asgarifa Henrique L. Gomes, Ana Mestre Pedro Inácio Bragança Jérôme Borme George Machado Jr. Fátima Cerqueira Pedro Alpuim J

Electrochemically Gated Graphene Field-Effect Transistor for Extracellular Cell Signal Recording Conference

Technological Innovation for Cyber-Physical Systems, 470 , Springer, Cham, 2016, ISBN: 978-3-319-31165-4.

Links | BibTeX

2015

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Vanel Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D J C B Y P J E

Permeation barrier performance of Hot Wire-CVD grown silicon-nitride films treated by argon plasma Journal Article

Thin Solid Films , 575 , pp. 72-75, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D B Y P J E

Flexible organic–inorganic hybrid layer encapsulation for organic opto-electronic devices Journal Article

Progress in Organic Coatings , 80 , pp. 27-32, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

H.F. Castro E. Sowade, Rocha Alpuim Machado Baumann Lanceros-Méndez J G P A V R R S

Degradation of all-inkjet-printed organic thin-film transistors with TIPS-pentacene under processes applied in textile manufacturing Journal Article

Organic Electronics, 22 , pp. 12-19, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

Xiao-Qing Bao M. Fatima Cerqueira, Pedro Alpuim ; Liu, Lifeng

Silicon Nanowire Arrays Coupled with Cobalt Phosphide Spheres as a Low-Cost Photocathode for Efficient Solar Hydrogen Evolution Journal Article

Chemical Communications, 51 (53), pp. 10742-10745, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

Xiao-Qing Bao Dmitri Y. Petrovykh, Pedro Alpuim Daniel Stroppa Noelia Guldris Helder Fonseca Margaret Costa Joao Gaspar Chuanhong Jin Lifeng Liu G

Amorphous oxygen-rich molybdenum oxysulfide decorated p-type silicon microwire arrays for efficient photoelectrochemical water reduction Journal Article

Nano Energy, 16 , pp. 130-142, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

P. Alpuim S.Majee, Cerqueira Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Bourée M F D B Y J E

Effect of argon ion energy on the performance of silicon nitride multilayer permeation barriers grown by hot-wire CVD on polymers Journal Article

Thin Solid Films , 595 , pp. 258-265, 2015.

Links | BibTeX

2014

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D B Y P J E

Influence of low energy argon plasma treatment on the moisture barrier performance of hot wire-CVD grown SiNx multilayers Journal Article

Japanese Journal of Applied Physics , 53 (5S1), pp. 05FM05, 2014.

Links | BibTeX

M.V. Castro M.F. Cerqueira, Rebouta Alpuim Garcia Júnior Tavares L P C B G L C J

Influence of hydrogen plasma thermal treatment on the properties of ZnO:Al thin films prepared by dc magnetron sputtering Journal Article

Vacuum, 107 , pp. 145, 2014.

Links | BibTeX

2013

V. Correia V. Sencadas, Martins Ribeiro Alpuim Rocha Morales Atienza Lanceros-Mendez M S C P J G I C S

Piezoresistive sensors for force mapping of hip-prostheses Journal Article

Sensors and Actuators A, 195 , pp. 133, 2013.

Links | BibTeX

S. Majee M.F. Cerqueira, Tondelier Geffroy Bonnassieux Alpuim Bourée D B Y P J E

The effect of argon plasma treatment on the permeation barrier properties of silicon nitride layers Journal Article

Surface & Coatings Technology , 235 , pp. 361, 2013.

Links | BibTeX

GROUP LEADER

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THE TEAM

Jérôme Borme
Staff Researcher

Fátima Cerqueira
Scientific Associate at INL and an Assistant Professor at the Department of Physics of University of Minho, Braga

Balaji Sompalle
Ph.D. student

Patrícia Cabral
Ph.D. student

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

Rui Campos
Research Fellow (2016-2017)

Tangyou Sun
Marie-Curie Cofund Research Fellow (2016-2017)

George Luiz Machado Junior
PhD Student Associate (2013-2016)

Nirton Cristi S. Vieira
INL Scientific Associate (2014-2015)

SCIENTIFIC VISITORS

Jean-Eric Bourée (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
INL Scientific Associate (2018)

Reddithota Vidyasagar (UAveiro, Portugal)
INL Scientific Associate (2017)

Paulo Alexandre de Carvalho Gomes (IST, Portugal)
INL Master Student Associate (2017)

Renato Domingues
INL Summer Students Internship (2017)

Luis Quispe (University of Santa Catarina, Brazil)
INL- Cooperation Associate (2016-17)

Cédric Sebastien Martins Figueiredo (UMinho, Portugal)
INL Student Associate (2016)

Clarissa Towle (MIT, USA)
MIT-Portugal INL Summer Students Internship (2015)

Alexandre Faia de Carvalho (UAveiro, Portugal)
INL Master Student Associate (2015)

Helder Xavier Pereira Peixoto (UMinho, Portugal)
INL Student Associate (2013)

César Rui de Freitas Bernardo
INL Summer Students Internship (2012)

César Rui de Freitas Bernardo
INL Summer Students Internship (2012)

Subimal Majee (Ecole Polytechnique, France)
INL PhD Student Associate (2012)

FORMER GROUP MEMBERS

RESEARCH

DEPARTMENTS
QuantMat
RESEARCH GROUPS
solarcells
nanomaterialsenergy
2DMATERIALS
theoryquantum
Atomicmanipulation