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Sivagunalan Thamilarasan

Internship Title: Exfoliation and Characterization of MoS2 2D Materials
Department: Office of Research and Economic Development
Mentor Name: Parveen Kumar

Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) has been put forward by a group of researchers as a potential building block for the next generation of low-cost electrical devices as an alternative to graphene. The monolayers of bulk MoS2 crystal can be exfoliated using the noble idea of mechanical exfoliation by scotch tape. These 2D semiconductors with different bandgap energies can be put together to form a heterojunction to tune the properties of the material for different optoelectronics applications. The simplicity and nobility of exfoliation techniques can be accomplished in any small lab. Students will exfoliateMoS2 to a few layers and perform the characterization.