Materials by Design approaches to inform graphene fabrication
The Laboratory for Matter Dynamics led by E.M. Campo has developed a promising approach to inform graphene fabrication. Under HPC Wales-Fujitsu and US- European Office of Aerospace Research and Development funding, the Campo group are combining experimental and theoretical synchrotron spectroscopies towards optimized graphene electronic devices. The new generation of devices will enable faster, smaller, and flexible electronics whose range of applications spans from smart textiles to hand-held devices.
This project is a collaboration with manufacturers of large area detectors Synchrotron Research, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Brookhaven National Laboratory, the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and with Wright Patterson Air Force Laboratory.
The approach has been disseminated through an invited talk at the Materials Research Society during the Fall 2015 meeting in Boston (MA), at Symposium CCC (http://www.mrs.org/fall-2015-call-for-papers-ccc/), which aimed at integrating experiments, simulations and machine learning to accelerate materials innovation, which define the tenets of Materials by Design. Indeed, under the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) launched by the White House in 2011 (www.mgi.gov, https://www.whitehouse.gov/mgi ), the driving force towards accelerated- and efficient- materials discovery, resides in the combined use of theoretical and experimental tools. Campo is a world-renowned expert in the MGI, having assembled some of the earliest conferences in this realm. Notably, her contribution to the white paper commissioned by the White House Office of Research calling for recommendations, was specifically acknowledged from within 100 scientific experts (http://www.mrs.org/mgi-workshop-2014/).
The approach proposed by the Campo group is already capturing the attention of all National Laboratories and Industry alike. The group is arranging workshops and site visits in Silicon Valley during Spring 2016.
Prof. E.M. Campo
Laboratory for Matter Dynamics
Publication date: 7 March 2016