The University of Texas at Dallas

Nano & Beyond Lab


“MBE growth of 2H-MoTe2 and 1T’-MoTe2 on 3D substrates”, S, Vishwanath, A. Sundar, X. Liu, A. Azcatl, E. Lochocki, A. Woll, S. Ruvimov, W. Hwang, N. Lu, X. Peng, H-H. Lien, J. Weisenberger, S. McDonnell, M.J. Kim, M. Dobrowolska, J. Furdyna, K. Shen, R.M. Wallace, D. Jena and H. Xing, J. Crystal Growth 482, 61-69 (2018).

“High thermal conductivity of Cu-B/diamond composites prepared by gas pressure infiltration”, G. Bai, N. Li, X. Wang, J. Wang, M.J. Kim and H. Zhang, J. Alloys Comp. 735, 1648-1653 (2018).

“The formation of atomic-level interfacial layer and its effect on thermal properties of W-coated diamond particle reinforced Al matrix composite”, H. Zhang, J. Wang, Q. Wang, M.J. Kim, L. Wang, Y. Zhang, J. Li, Z. Che and X. Wang, Comp. A. 107, 164-170(2017).

“Pd-Ru bimetallic nanocrystals with a porous structure and their enhanced catalytic properties”, S. Wan, Q. Wang, H. Ye, M.J. Kim and X. Xia, Part. Part. Syst. Charact. 2018, 1700386 (2018).

“Structural effect of two-dimensional boron nitride nanosheets on strengthening and grain growth suppressing behaviors in Al-matrix nanocomposites”, S. Nam, K. Chang, W. Lee, M.J. Kim, H. Choi and J. Hwang, Sci. Reports 8, 1614 (2018).

“Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of N-polar InN quantum dots and thin films on vicinal GaN”, C. Lund, M. Catalano, L. Wang, C. Wurm, T. Mates, M.J. Kim, S. Nakamura, S. DenBaars, U. Mishra and S. Keller, J. Appl. Phy. 123, 055702 (2017).


“Contact resistance and stability study for Au, Ti, Hf and Ni contacts on thin-film Mg2Si,” B. Zhang, T. Zheng, Q. Wang, Y. Zhu, H.A. Alshareef, M.J, Kim and B.E. Gnade, J. Alloys Comp. 699, 1134-1139 (2017).

“Interfacial structure evolution of Ti-coated diamond particle reinforced Al matrix composite produced by gas pressure infiltration”, Z. Che, Q. Wang, Y. Zhang, J. Li, H. Zhang, X. Wang, J. Wang and M.J. Kim, Comp. B. 113, 285-290 (2017).

“Growth assessment of (002)-oriented AlN thin films on Ti bottom electrode deposited on silicon and kapton substrates”, M.A. Signore, A. Taurino, M. Catalano, M.J. Kim, Z. Che, F. Quaranta and P. Sichiliano, Mater. Design 119, 151-158 (2017).

“Tracing the coupled atomic shear and shuffle for a cubic to a hexagonal crystal transition”, H. Wang, S. He, K. Du, T. Li, E. Obbard, J. Hudspeth, J. Wang, Y. Wang, Y. Wang, F. Prima, N. Lu, M.J. Kim, J. Cairney and R. Wang, Scripta Mater. 133, 70-74 (2017).

“Compositionally graded InGaN layers grown on vicinal N-face GaN substrates by Plasma-Assisted Molecular Beam Epitaxy”,K. Hestroffer, C. Lund, O. Koksaldi, H. Li, G. Schmidt, M. Trippel, P. Veit, F. Bertram, N. Lu, Q. Wang, J. Christen, M.J. Kim, S. Keller and U. Mishra, J. Cryst. Growth 465, 55-59 (2017).

“New Mo6Te6 Sub-nanometer-diameter nanowire phase from 2H-MoTe2,” H. Zhu, Q. Wang, C. Zheng, K.J. Cho, R.M. Wallace and M.J. Kim, Adv. Mater. 29, 1606264 (2017).

“Solution synthesis of few-layer 2H MX2 (M=Mo, W; X=S, Se)”, D Barrera, Q. Wang, Y. Lee, L. Cheng, M.J. Kim, J. Kim and J. Hsu, J. Mater. Chem. C. 5, 2859-2864 (2017).

“Metal-organic-inorganic nanocomposites thermal interface materials with ultralow thermal resistance,” C. Yegin, N. Nagabandi, X. Feng, C. King, M. Catalano, J. Oh, A. Talib, S. Verkhoturov, A. Sokolov, M.J. Kim, K. Matin, S. Narumanchi and M. Akbulut, ACS Appl. Inter. Mater. 22, 10120-10127 (2017).

“WTe2 thin films grown by beam-interrupted molecular beam epitaxy”, L. Walsh, R. Yue, Q. Wang, A. Barton, C. Smyth, H. Zhu, R. Addou, J. Kim, L. Colombo, R.M. Wallace, M.J. Kim and C.L. Hinkle, 2D Mater. 4, 024044 (2017).

“Ultrathin, wafer-scale hexagonal boron nitride on dielectric surfaces by a diffusion and segregation mechanism,” S. Sonde, A. Dolocan, N. Lu, C. Corbet, M.J. Kim, E. Tutuc, S.K. Banerjee and L. Colombo, 2D Mater. 4, 025052 (2017).

“Indium segregation in N-polar InGaN quantum wells evidenced by energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and atom probe tomography”, B. Bonef, M. Catalano, C. Lund, Se. DenBaars, S. Nakamura, U. Mshra, M.J. Kim and S. Keller, Appl. Phys. Lett. 110, 143101 (2017).

“(101) and (002) oriented AlN thin films deposited by sputtering”, A. Taurino, M.A. Signore, M. Catalano and M.J. Kim, Mater. Lett. 200, 18-20 (2017).

“Metal-organic chemical vapor deposition of high quality, high indium composition N-polar InGaN layers for tunnel devices”, C. Lund, B. Romanczyk, M. Catalano, Q. Wang, W. Li, D. Digiovanni, M.J. Kim, P. Fay, S. Nakamura, S. DenBaars, U. Mishra and S. Keller, J. Appl. Phys. 121, 185707 (2017).

“Electrical Transport Characterization of Al and Sn Doped Mg2Si Thin Films”, B. Zhang, T. Zheng, C. Sun, Z. Guo, M.J. Kim, H. Alshareef, M. Quevedo and B. Gnade, J. Al. Comp. 720, 156-160 (2017).

“Coherent Interlayer Tunneling and Negative Differential Resistance with High Current Density in Double Bilayer Graphene – WSe2 Heterostructures”, G.W. Burg, N. Prasad, B. Fallahaza, A. Valsaraj, K. Kim, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, Q. Wang, M.J. Kim, L.F. Register and E. Tutuc, Nano Lett. 17, 3919-3925 (2017).

“Inter-level carrier dynamics and photocurrent generation in large band gap quantum dot solar cell by multistep growth”, V. Tasco, A. Creti, A. Taurino, A. Cola, M. Catalano, A. Salhi, Z. Che, M.J. Kim, M. Lomascolo and A. Passaseo, Solar En. Mater. Solar Cells 171, 142-147 (2017).

“Inverted OPVs with MoS2 hole transport layer deposited by spray coating”, D. Barrera, A. Jawaid, T.B. Daunis, L. Cheng, Q. Wang, Y-J Lee, M.J. Kim, J. Kim, R.A. Vaia and J.W. Hsu, Materials Today Energy 5, 107-111 (2017).

“Synthesis of highly conductive cobalt thin films by LCVD at atmospheric pressure”, K. Jeong, J. Lee, I. Byun, M. Seong, J. Park, J-H Kim, H.W. Kim, M.J. Kim and J. Lee, Mater. Sci. Semi. Process. 68, 245-251 (2017).

“High spatial resolution energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and atom probe tomography study of indium segregation in N-polar InGaN quantum wells”, M. Catalano, B. Bonef, C. Lund, U.K. Mishra, S. Keller and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 1448-1449 (2017).

“Structural and chemical assessment of InAs/AlGaAs quantum dot structures for Enlarged Bandgap Intermediate Band solar cells”, M. Catalano, A. Taurino, M. Lomascolo, A. Creti, V. Tasco, A. Passaseo and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 1478-1479 (2017).

“Structural switch of AlN sputtered thin films from (101) to (002) orientation, driven by the growth kinetics”, A. Taurino, M.A. Signore, M. Catalano and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 1496-1497 (2017).

“In-situ heating study of 2H-MoTe2 to Mo6Te6 nanowire phase transition”, Q. Wang, H. Zhu, C. Zhang, R. Addou, K.J. Cho, R.M. Wallace and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 1764-1765 (2017).

“Aberration-corrected STEM study of shape controlled metallic core-shell nanoparticles for catalytic applications”, J. Wang, N. Lu, Y. Xia and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 1852-1853 (2017).

“Graphitization of diamond by means of UV-laser writing: A transmission electron microscopy study”, A. Taurino, M. Catalano, M. De Feudis, A.P. Caricato, M. Martino, Q. Wang and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 2262-2263 (2017).

“Using virtual reality (VR) for education in nanoscience”, A. Klick, S.E. Kim and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 23 (S1), 2302-2303 (2017).

“Harvesting electrical energy from carbon nanotube yarn twist”, S.H. Kim, C.S. Haines, N. Li, K.J. Kim, T.J. Mun, C. Choi, J. Di, Y.J. Oh, J.P. Oviedo, J. Bykova, S. Fang, N. Jiang, Z. Liu, R. Wang, P. Kumar, R. Qiao, S. Priya, K.J. Cho, M.J. Kim, M.S. Lucas, L.F. Crummy, B. Maruyama, D.Y. Lee, X. Depro. E. Gao, D. Albarq, R. Ovalle-Robles, S.J. Kim, R.H. Baughman, Science 357, 773-778 (2017).

“Low temperature 100°C atomic layer deposited ZrO2 for recessed gate GaN HEMTs on Si” Y.C. Byun, J.G. Lee, X. Meng, J. Lee. A. Lucero, S.J. Kim, C. Young, M.J. Kim and J. Kim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 082905 (2017).

“Al2O3 on WSe2 by ozone based atomic layer deposition: nucleation and interface study”, A. Azcatl, Q. Wang, M.J. Kim and R.M. Wallace, APL Mater. 5, 086108 (2017).

“Nucleation and growth of WSe2: Enabling large grain transition metal dichalcogenides”, R. Yue, Y. Nie, L. Walsh, R. Addou, C. Liang, N. Lu, A. Barton, H. Zhu, Z. Che, D. Barrera, L. Cheng, P. Cha, M.J. Kim, J.P. Hsu, J. Kim, L. Colombo, Y. Chabal, R.M. Wallace, K.J. Cho and C.L. Hinkle, 2D Mater. 4, 045019 (2017).

“Hexagonal to monoclinic phase transformation in Eu2O3 thin films grown on GaN (0001)”, T. Hadamek, D. Shin, A. Posadas, A.A. Demkov, S. Kwon, Q. Wang and M.J. Kim, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 142901 (2017).

“Interface Chemistry of Contact Metals and Ferromagnets on the Topological Insulator Bi2Se3”, W. Lee, C. Smyth, A. Barton, Q. Wang, Z. Che, R. Yue, J. Kim, M.J. Kim, R.M. Wallace and C. Hinkle, J. Phys. Chem. C. 121, 23551-23563 (2017).

“Direct bonding of copper and liquid crystal polymer”, T. Redhwan, A. Alam, M. Catalano, L. Wang, M.J. Kim, Y. Haddara and M.R Howlader, Mater. Lett. 212, 214-217 (2017).

“Sub-10 nm tunable hybrid dielectric engineering on MoS2 for 2D materials based device”, L. Chang, J. Lee, H. Zhu, A. Ravichandran, Q. Wang, A. Lucero, M.J. Kim, R.M. Wallace, L. Colombo, and J. Kim, ACS Nano 11, 10243-10252 (2017).

“Defects and surface structural stability of MoTe2 under vacuum annealing”, H. Zhu, Q. Wang, L. Cheng, R. Addou, J. Kim, M.J. Kim and R.M. Wallace, ACS Nano 11, 11005-11014 (2017).

“Monolithic integration of c-type crystalline Erbium oxide on GaN (0001) by atomic layer deposition and its characterization”, P-Y Chen, A.B. Posadas, S. Kwon, Q. Wang, M.J. Kim, A.A. Demkov and J.G. Ekerdt, J. Appl. Phys. 122, 215302 (2017).

“Multiple consecutive recapture of rigid nanoparticles using a solid-state nanopore sensor”, J.S. Lee, B. Peng, A. Sabuncu, S. Nam, C. Ahn, M.J. Kim and M. Kim, Electrophoresis doi: 10.1002/elps.201700329 (2017).

“Two-Dimensional h-BN and MoS2 as Diffusion Barriers for Ultra-Scaled Copper Interconnects”, C-L Lo, M. Catalano, K. Smithe, L. Wang, S. Zhang, E. Pop, M.J. Kim and Z. Chen, npj 2D Mater. Appl. 42, doi:10.1038/s41699-017-0044-0 (2017).


“Nucleation and growth mechanisms of interfacial Al4C3 in Al/diamond composites formed by gas pressure infiltration,” Z. Che, Y Zhang, J. Li, H. Zhang, X. Wang, C. Sun, J. Wang and M.J. Kim, J. Alloy. Compd. 657, 81-89 (2016).

“Line-defect mediated formation of hole and Mo clusters in monolayer molybdenum disulfide,” G. Ryu, J. Lee, N.Y. Kim, Y. Lee, Y. Kim, M.J. Kim and Z.H. Lee, 2D Materials 3, 014002 (2016).

“Ru Nanoframes with an fcc Structure and Enhanced Catalytic Properties,” H. Ye, Q. Wang, M. Catalano, N. Lu, J. Vermeylen, M.J. Kim, Y. Liu, Y. Sun and X. Xia, Nano Lett. 16, 2812-2817 (2016).

“Formation of hexagonal boron nitride on graphene-covered copper surfaces,” D. Gopalan, S. De la Barrera, S. Shingra, J. Li, B. D’Urso, R. Feenstra, K. Zhang, N. Simonson, J.A. Robinson, Q. Wang, N. Lu and M.J. Kim, J. Mater. Res. 31, 945-958 (2016).

“Controllable growth of layered selenide and telluride heterostructures and superlattices using molecular beam epitaxy,” S. Vishwanath, X. Liu, S. Rouvimov, B. Leonardo, N. Lu, A. Angelica, K. Magno, R.M. Wallace, M.J. Kim, T. Idrobo, J. Carlos, J. Furdyan, D.J. Debdeep, and H. Xing, J. Mater. Res. 31, 900-910 (2016).

“Atomic and Electronic Structures of WTe2 Probed by High Resolution Electron Microscopy and ab initio Calculations,” N. Lu, C. Zhang, C-H Lee, J. Oviedo, M. Nguyen, X. Peng, R.M. Wallace, T.E. Mallouk, J.A. Robinson, J. Wang, K.J. Cho and M.J. Kim, J. Phys. Chem. C. 120, 8364-8369 (2016).

“Synthesis of Pt−Ni Octahedra in continuous-flow droplet reactors for the scalable production of highly active catalysts toward oxygen reduction,” G. Niu, M. Zhou, X. Yang, J. Park, N. Lu, J. Wang, M.J. Kim, L. Wang and Y. Xia, Nano Lett. 16, 3850-3857 (2016).

“Atomic and electronic structure of lomer dislocations at CdTe bicrystal interface,” C. Sun, T. Paulauskas, F.G. Sen, G. Lian, J. Wang, C. Buurma, M. K.Y. Chan, R.F. Klie and M.J. Kim, Scientific Reports 6, 27009 (2016).

“Large area deposition of 2D MoS2 by pulsed laser deposition with in-situ thickness control,” M. Serna, S. Yoo, S. Moreno, Y. Xi, J. Oviedo, H. Choi, H. Alshareef, M.J. Kim, M. Minary-Jolandan and M. Quevedo-Lopez, ACS Nano 10, 6054-6061 (2016).

“Effect of diamond surface chemistry and structure on the interfacial microstructure and properties of Al/diamond composites,” Z. Che, J. Li, L. Wang, Y. Qi, Y. Zhang, H. Zhang, X. Wang, J. Wang and M.J. Kim, RSC Advances 6, 67252-67259 (2016).

“Simple specimen preparation method for in-situ heating experiments,” Q. Wang, J. Wang and M.J. Kim, Micros. Microanal. 22 (S3), 132-133 (2016).

“Atomistic study of model CdTe grain boundaries,” T. Paulauskas, F. Sen, C. Sun, E. Barnard, M.J. Kim, S. Sivalingham, M. Chan and R. Klie, Micros. Microanal. 22 (S3), 1398-1399 (2016).

“Pt−Ni Octahedral Nanocrystals as a Class of Highly Active Electrocatalysts Toward Hydrogen Evolution Reaction in an Alkaline Electrolyte,” R. Kavian, S. Choi, J. Park, T. Liu, H. Peng, N. Lu, J. Wang, M.J. Kim, Y. Xia and S.W. Lee, J. Mater. Chem. A. 4, 12392-12397 (2016).

“Covalent nitrogen doping and compressive strain in MoS2 by remote N2 plasma exposure,” A. Azcatl, X. Qin, A. Prakash, C. Zhang, L. Cheng, Q. Wang, N. Lu, M.J. Kim, J. Kim, K. Cho, R. Addou, C.L. Hinkle, J. Appenzeller and R.M. Wallace, Nano Lett. 16, 5437-5443 (2016).

“MoS2 transistors with 1-nanometer gate length,” S. Desai, S.R. Madhvapathy, A.B. Sachid, J.P. Llinas, Q. Wang, G.H. Ahn, G. Pitner, M.J. Kim, J. Bokor, C. Hu, H.-S. Wong and A. Javey, Science 354, 99-102 (2016)

“Bottom-Up Synthesis of Vertically Oriented Two-Dimensional Materials,” R.A. Vila, K. Momeni, Q. Wang, B.M. Bersch, N. Lu, M.J. Kim, L.Q. Chen and J.A. Robinson, 2D Mater. 3, 041003 (2016).

“Optimized thermal properties in diamond particles reinforced copper-titanium matrix composites produced by gas pressure infiltration,” J. Li, H. Zhang, L. Wang, Z. Che, Y. Zhang, J. Wang, M.J. Kim and X. Wang, Composites A 91, 189-194 (2016)

“Peroxidase-like properties of ruthenium nanoframes,” H. Ye, J. Mohar, Q. Wang, M. Catalano, M.J. Kim and X. Xia, Sci. Bulletin 61, 1739-1745 (2016) – featured as a cover paper.

“Atomic scale study of model CdTe grain boundaries,” T. Paulauskas, F. G. Sen, C. Sun, E. Barnard, M. Chan, M.J. Kim, S. Sivalingham, R. Klie, 43rd IEEE Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) 43, 3664-3666 (2016).

“First principles modeling of grain boundaries in CdTe,” F.G. Sen, C. Buurma, T. Paulauskas, C. Sun, M.J. Kim, S. Sivananthan, R.F. Klie and K.Y. Chan, IEEE 43rd Photovoltaic Specialists Conference (PVSC) 43, 3374-3377 (2016).

“Tailoring renal clearance and tumor targeting of ultasmall metal nanoparticles with particle density”, S. Tang, C. Peng, J. Xu, B. Du, Q. Wang, R. Vinlunan, M. Yu, M.J. Kim and J. Zheng, Angewandte Chemie 55, 16039-16043 (2016)

“Characterization and metrology for graphene materials, structures, and devices,” L. Colombo, A. Diebold, C. Casiraghi, M.J. Kim, R.M. Wallace, A. Venugopal, in “Metrology and Diagnostic Techniques for Nanoelectronics,” Eds. Z. Ma and D. Seiler, Pan Stanford (2016).