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CWRU researchers receive $1.2 million funding from U.S. Air Force

Case Western Reserve University researchers Alp Sehirlioglu of the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Emily Pentzer of the Department of Chemistry, and Walter Lambrecht and Xuan Gao in the Department of Physics received more than $1,200,000 in funding from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

The researchers will use the funding to investigate “Controlled nanostructures of atomically thin 2D oxides for next generation functional materials.”

Marie-Helene Berger from Ecole De Mines (Paris, France) is collaborating on the project.

It is the second project the group received after their successful completion of the research on oxide-based heterointerfaces.

The project aims to establish the processing requirements of 2-D metal oxides to access mono- and nano-layers with controllable and tunable lateral size, crystallographic structure and electrical properties. The project will address the need for a fundamental and thorough evaluation of materials preparation, processing and properties, as well as exploitation of their advantageous characteristics.