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Presentation given by Prof. Moon J. Kim from UT Dallas


Time: 10am 2/9/2015

Venue: Meeting room at CEM

Speaker£ºProfessor Moon J. Kim£¨The University of Texas at Dallas£©

Title£ºAtomic Resolution Microscopy of Emerging 2D Materials: Gr to TMDs

Atomic Resolution Microscopy of Emerging 2D Materials: Gr to TMDs
Moon J. Kim
Department of Materials Sciences and Engineering
Arts and Technology (ATEC)
The University of Texas at Dallas
Material dimensionality plays a crucial role in determining material physical properties. Research in graphene and the methodology of preparing ultrathin layers has led to the exploration of other 2D materials. In particular, single layers of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) with lamellar structures similar to those of graphite have drawn significant attention because of their tunable bandgaps. In exploring and developing these emerging materials, nanoscale characterization becomes ever more important.  In particular, high resolution electron microscopy-based techniques now are capable of analyzing these materials and devices with better than 0.1 nm resolution.  In this talk, I will present an overview of current TEM-based state-of-the-art capabilities enabling comprehensive analysis of nanostructures. Examples will include various 2D materials from Graphene to TMDs, and 2D hetero-structures. Unique in-situ TEM-based techniques enabling comprehensive analysis will also be presented.
Moon Kim is a Louis Beecherl, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and a Professor of Arts and Technology (ATEC) at the University of Texas at Dallas. He also has a joint appointment as Adjunct Professor in the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He is an elected fellow of Microscopy Society of America and a co-founder of 2Lux Media, Inc. He currently serves as Director the SiWEDS (Silicon Wafer Engineering and Defect Science) Industry University Collaborative Research Center (IU/CRC) and also as Director of UTD’s Nano-Characterization Facility. He earned his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Materials Science from Arizona State University in 1984, 1986, and 1988, respectively. Dr. Kim’s current research includes heterogeneous materials integration by wafer bonding, fabrication of functional nanostructures for sensors and energy harvesting, and nano-electronics. He has co-authored over 300 refereed journal articles, 2 paper books, and 3 eBooks (“Hello, Nano” - available in Apple’s iBookstore and Amazon.com, “Art & Technology” – available in Apple App Store).