Editing a book in Defects in 2D Materials

Dr Luigi Colombo from UT Dallas and I, we are working on a book with Elsevier entitled Defects in 2D Materials. We are now beginning this important project and are targeting an early 2021 publication date. feel free to contact me, if you are interested to contribute a chapter on this book.

Overview of the book contents:

The book will address the fundamental physics and chemistry of defects in 2D materials, and their effects on physical, electrical, and optical properties 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD). This knowledge will benefit scientists and engineers to tune the 2D materials properties to meet specific application requirements. To the best of our knowledge, no book has addressed the physics and chemistry of 2D materials defects. The primary objective of this book is to review the instrumentation to probe the imperfections, compare the defects present in the various 2D materials (e.g. graphene, h-BN, TMDs, phosphorene, silicene, etc.). Understanding and controlling these defects can provide a pathway to not only basic understanding of the defects themselves but also potentially to novel applications requiring defect engineering.

Two-dimensional materials research and development is a fast growing field that could lead to many industrial applications. The primary objective of this book is to review, discuss and present opportunities in controlling defects in these materials with the objective of improving device performance in general or using the defects in a controlled way for novel applications.

Professional Experience

• December 2018 - Present
Surface Scientist and Nanoscale AnalystCollege of Engineering
Oregon State University, Corvallis OR

• July 2013 - November 2018
Research Scientist
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson TX
• June 2010 - June 2013
Postdoctoral Research Physics
Physics Department

University of South Florida, Tampa FL
• November 2006 - March 2010
Research Assistant
Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine (INPL, France) & Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa, Switzerland)

• 2010 PhD, Institut National Polytechnique de Lorraine, Nancy (France)
• 2006 MS, Aix-Marseille University, Marseille (France)
• 2004 BS, Mohamed First University, Oujda (Morocco)

Topics of Interests
• Nanomaterials: 2D layered materials, oxides, semiconductors, topological insulators.
• Chemical and physical investigation of device interfaces
• Surface Science
• Thin film technology
• Device Integration
• Catalysis and Sensing

Researcher ID. C-8992-2013

Selected Publications:

• Recombination kinetics and effects of superacid treatment in sulfur and selenium based transition metal dichalcogenides. M. Amani, R. Addou, G. H. Ahn, D. Kiriya, P Taheri, D.-H. Lien, J. W. Ager, R. M. Wallace, and Ali Javey. Nano Lett., 16 (4), 2786–2791 (2016)

• Surface defects on natural MoS2. R. Addou, L. Colombo and R. M. Wallace. ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 7, 11921-11929 (2015)

• The Influence of Hydroxyls on Pd-Atom Mobility and Clustering on Rutile-TiO2(011)-2×1. R. Addou, T. P. Senftle , N. O'Connor, M. J. Janik , A. C.T. van Duin, and Matthias Batzill. ACS Nano, 8 (6), 6321–6333 (2014)

• Defect-dominated doping and contact resistance in MoS2. S. McDonnell, R. Addou, C. Buie, R. M. Wallace, C. L. Hinkle. ACS Nano, 8 (3), pp 2880–2888 (2014)

• Growth of a two dimensional dielectric monolayer on quasi-freestanding graphene. R. Addou, A. Dahal and M. Batzill. Nature Nanotechnology 8, 41-45 (2013)

• Monolayer graphene growth on Ni(111) by low temperature chemical vapor deposition. R. Addou, A. Dahal, P. Sutter and M. Batzill. Appl. Phys. Lett. 100 021601 (2012)

• Structure Investigation of the (100) surface of the orthorhombic Al13Co4 crystal. R. Addou, E. Gaudry, T. Deniozou, M. Heggen, M. Feuerbacher, P. Gille, R. Widmer, O. Groening, V. Fournée, Y. Grin, J. M. Dubois, and J. Ledieu. Phys. Rev. B 80 014203 (2009)