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2021 Project Proposal

Strain-Engineered Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Alloys

Leah Bendavid (Chemistry)

Project Type - A - Remote-only:  Student participants will not live on campus.

Two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) are attractive semiconductors for use in electronic, optoelectronic, and spintronic devices. The optoelectronic properties of 2D TMDs can be tuned for specific applications via doping, alloying, or applying strain. Previous experimental and theoretical studies have investigated the individual effects of each of these modification strategies. In this project, we propose to use density functional theory calculations to examine the combined effects of alloying and applying strain in TMDs, focusing on the group-VIB TMDs.

Prerequisites: Chem-125 - Chemical Principles
Strongly recommended: Chem-292 - Computational Techniques in Chemistry
Familiarity with Unix shell environment and basic Unix commands is a plus

How should students express interest in this project? Students will be contacted for interviews after applications have been submitted.

This is an 8-week project running from June 7 – July 31