Due to their large surface to volume ratio, 2D materials can form the basis for many different kinds of sensors. Our group is pursuing the possibility of using these materials for optical sensors in the mid-IR. Separately we are working to understand how to optimize them for sensing biological and chemical agents. Optimal surfaces and rapid fabrication are enabled by our Cleanroom in a Glovebox.
In addition we are working to develop optimized methods of attaching fluidic channels to 2D material devices. This provides a means to combine optical and electrical techniques in a single device. Beyond creating novel probes, these new devices also allow us to study the effect of various chemical and biological materials on 2D atomic crystals.