On Wednesdays, the NBIC hosts Brown Bag lunch discussions. Today's discussion focused on boolean/nested searches to find journal articles using Penn Engineering resources.
In the afternoon, I went to the Singh Center to use Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) to capture images of phosphorene, buckyballs embedded in graphite membrane, and Molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). I used SEM for my research at the Pitt Dental School to take images of organosilane coated magnesium disks and observe surface morphology. Of today's images, I found MoS2 the most interesting because it is a metal dichalcogendide. My research this summer focuses on the fabrication of the novel nanomaterial Tungsten Disulfide (WS2) for electronic transport. Although MoS2 and WS2 are in the same group, we expect to see differences in signal characteristics: frequency of events, device noise, etc.
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