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Posted in | Nanoanalysis | Graphene

Northeastern University Graphene Researcher Honored with NSF Career Award

Published on December 13, 2013 at 2:56 AM

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Swastik Kar who has received an NSF Career Award.

The 5-year, $400K NSF Career grant has been awarded to Prof. Kar to investigate how the unique electronic properties of graphene impacts the nature of photo-induced carrier injection, transport and recombination at heterojunctions of graphene with a range of semiconductors and nanomaterials; and to potentially harness these mechanisms for various advanced optoelectronic applications. Photo-induced carriers injected across a heterojunction into graphene demonstrate a number of unusual and intellectually stimulating properties. A comprehensive investigation of these carrier dynamics will lead to rich new physical insights related to the nature of injection/recombination across atomically thin interfaces, and its interplay with ultrafast mobility and constrained density of states in graphene. The fundamental physics and knowledge thus acquired will be utilized to develop a range of exceptionally sensitive photo-switching, photo-harvesting, photometry, imaging, and spectrometric applications.

Source: http://www.northeastern.edu/

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