Project agreement with Turkish funding organization TUBITAK extends scope of advanced characterization techniques in 2Dfun consortium

Bilkent University and TUBITAK reached agreement about a funding project with title ‘Operando X-Ray Photoelectron and FTIR Spectroscopic Investigation of Graphene and other 2D Materials and Devices’, for a duration of 36 months and starting date January 15, 2016. This allows the Principal Investigator, Prof. Dr. Sefik Suzer, to involve Prof. Dr. Coskun Kocabas as Key Investigator.

The project covers both X-Ray Photoelectron (XPS) and Infra-Red (FTIR) spectroscopic investigation of Graphene and Other 2D Materials and Devices. This will be a strong asset of the 2Dfun project since this extends largely the spectrum of new and inventive characterization techniques which is the main part of Work Package 3. In addition to the extensive background of Prof. Suzer in operando-XPS, the involvement of Prof. Kocabas brings expertise in advanced FTIR characterization of graphene and 2D materials. Hence, the team offers an important symbiotic element for characterization of the materials and devices to be fabricated within the scope of the 2Dfun Project.

Osman Balci, Emre O. Polat, Nurbek Kakenov, Coskun Kocabas, “Graphene-enabled electrically switchable radar-absorbing surfaces”, Nature Comm., 6:6628, (2015).
Mehmet Copuroglu, Pinar Aydogan, Emre Ozan Polat, Coskun Kocabas, and Sefik Suzer, “Gate-tunable photoemission from graphene transistors”, Nano Letters, 14, 2837−2842 (2014)