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Joshua Robinson, Penn State wins NSF- CAREER Award

Barbara Walsh • DATE: May 4, 2015

Categories:  LEAST Faculty Honors

Dr. Joshua Robinson’s CAREER award focuses on the understanding of the fundamental science behind synthesizing a new class of materials that are only one-atom thick, with controllable width down to the nanometer scale: van der Waals heterostructure nanoribbons (vdW ribbons). These vdW ribbons may exhibit energy band gaps, ferromagnetism, and half-metallic properties that vary with width and termination of the ribbon edges. Robinson is utilizing prior research experience and broad collaborations across academia, industry, and government to develop the foundational theory, synthesis techniques, and device architectures to establish vdW ribbons as a new paradigm in materials science. 

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