OSE Seminar by Dr. Sakineh Chabi on Two-dimensional Silicon Carbide: Bridging Theory and Experiment

Departmental News

OSA Capitol Hill Visit

Posted: February 9, 2022

Date: Thursday, February 10, 2022

Time:  11 AM - 12 PM

Location:  at PAIS, Room 1100


In the past decade, research in the field of two-dimensional (2D) materials has exponentially transitioned from fundamental studies to the development of complex 2D heterostructure devices. While an increasing number of 2D materials, including graphene, and hexagonal-boron nitride, have been synthesized successfully in the lab, others have only been theoretically predicted. One very important example is two-dimensional silicon carbide (2D SiC). Theoretical studies have predicted that monolayer SiC has a stable planar graphene-like honeycomb structure, a direct bandgap of about 2.58 eV, enhanced photoluminescence, and highly tunable electronic, optical, and magnetic properties. These characteristics are critical for many applications and make 2D SiC a potential game-changer for future energy-related technologies. Experimentally, however, the growth of 2D SiC has challenged scientists for decades. Importantly, our group has made a ground-breaking success on the synthesis of true 2D SiC and bridged the gap between theory and experiment. In this talk, I will discuss our experimental efforts on 2D SiC and related materials.


Dr. Sakineh Chabi is an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University of New Mexico. She received her PhD degree in Engineering from the University of Exeter in England (2015). Before joining UNM, she was a postdoctoral researcher at Florida Tech (2015-2017), and Temple University (PA, 2017- 2018). Her current research interests include graphene and silicon carbide technologies.