logo REU Projects (2016-2021)

Year

REU project

PARADIM Facility

2016

A next-generation system for artificially engineering quantum materials by molecular beam epitaxy 

Thin Film

 

Seeing and building 3D structures from 2D materials 

Microscopy

 

Understanding nanostructured materials atom-by-atom using scanning transmission electron microscopy 

Microscopy

 

Structural and Electrical Characterization of Oxide Thin Films Grown by Molecular-Beam Epitaxy 

Thin Film

 

Synthesis and Characterization of the Next Generation of Electronic Crystalline Matter

Bulk Crystal

2017

Design and Manipulation of Ferroelectric Domains in BaTiO3 Thin-Films

Thin Film

 

Compositional Analysis of Off-Stoichiometric Multiferroic LuMnO3 and Electrode Nanopatterning of (SrTiO3)n (BaTiO3)1 SrO Thin Films

Thin Film

 

Electrical and Structural Characterization of Superconducting Ruthenate Ruddlesden-Popper (RP) Thin Films 

Thin Film

 

Tracking atoms in 2D materials using subatomic electron beams 

Microscopy

 

Probing Single Crystal Growth Experimentally and through Computational Simulations

Bulk Crystal

 

Characterization of Multiferroic Thin Films Generated with Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Thin Film

 

Investigation of Ferroelectric Properties of Oxide Superlattices at Low Temperatures

Thin Film

2018

Understanding the Structure of Germanium Sulfide (GeS)

Thin Film

 

STEM Imaging and Composition Mapping of Multiferroic Oxides

Thin Film

 

Implementing a Functional ARPES System

Thin Film

 

 Investigating the Structure of Multiferroic Oxides with STEM Imaging and Diffraction Mapping

Thin Film

 

Growing and Characterizing Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (2D TMDs) Materials for PARADIM Users

Thin Film

 

Growing and Designing 2D Transition Metal Dichalogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Thin Film

 

Automating a Cryogenic Transport System for Measuring Quantum Materials

Thin Film

 

Non-Equilibrium Investigations of Canted Antiferromagnet Under Flowing Electrical Current

Thin Film

 

Spin-Orbit Torques from SrRuO3-SrIrO3 Epitaxial Heterostructure

Thin Film

 

Development of a Multipurpose Ultrahigh Vacuum System for Electrical and Optical Measurements of Surface-Modified Quantum Materials

Thin Film

 

 High Dynamic Gas Pressure Single Crystal Growth

Bulk Crystal

 

Systematic Floating Zone Single Crystal Growth for Machine Learning Objectives  

Bulk Crystal

 

Crystal Growth and Characterization of Boron Carbide

Bulk Crystal

2019

Improving the Capabilities of PARADIM’s MBE Hardware

Thin Film

 

Understanding the structure of IV-VI semiconductors

Thin Film

 

Growing 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Thin Film

 

Growing 2D Transition Metal Dichalcogenide (2D-TMDC) Materials for PARADIM Users

Thin Film

 

Electrical and Structural Characterization of Superconducting Ruthenate Ruddlesden-Popper (RP) Thin Films

Thin Film

 

Growth of LaAlO3/SrTiO3 Superstructures with Conducting Interfaces

Thin Film

 

Automation of Floating Zone Processes using Data Analytics 

Bulk Crystal

 

Crystal Growth of “Active Substrates” for Quantum Material Thin Films

Bulk Crystal

2020

Atomic-scale control and atomic-resolution identification of superconducting thin films and interfaces

Thin Film

 

Designing and Building Mechanical Parts for MOCVD Facility

Thin Film

 

 Characterization of epitaxial oxide pyrochlores with unusual physical properties for novel electronic applications

Thin Film

 

Atomic and Electronic Structure of Nickelate Superconductors

Theory & Simulation

 

Design of an Improved Ozone Injector Nozzle for Oxide Molecular-Beam Epitaxy

Thin Film

 

 Development of a next-generation Ultra-High Vacuum electrical transport system at PARADIM

Thin Film

 

 Effect of Strain on the Atomic, Electronic, and Vibrational Properites of RuO2

Theory & Simulation

 

Understanding the Nucleation Kinetics of Ga2O Suboxide MBE by RHEED Intensity Data Analysis

Theory & Simulation

 

Using machine learning to quantify the symmetry breaking of STM twisted bilayer graphene data

Theory & Simulation

 

Simulation of ARPES spectra of quantum materials

Thin Film

 

Screening of MnBi2Te4 as an axiom insulator through electronic structure calculations

Bulk Crystal

 

Building open training stacks for image segmentation of boron carbide experiments.

Bulk Crystal

 

Laue interfacing moving parts with computer and writing program to give real life data about position and how to move crystals. 

Bulk Crystal

 

Understanding the fermionic physics of double-Dirac materials and its physical property characterizations

Bulk Crystal

2021

Probing 2-dimensional quantum materials at the atomic scale with scanning transmission electron microscopy

Theory & Simulation

Design of in situ Shadow Mask for Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Thin Film

Determination of the influence of non-stoichiometry and disorder on superconductivity and spectral characteristics in a high-temperature superconductor.

Thin Film

Atomic Properties of Hexagonal Boron Nitride from First Principles

Theory & Simulation

Probing structural and electronic phases in novel infinite-layer nickelate thin films with atomic resolution

Microscopy

Characterization of epitaxial oxides on fluorite substrates for novel electronic applications

Thin Film

Ab initio study of mismatch layered superconductors

Theory & Simulation

Development High Pressure Floating Zone Materials

Bulk Crystal

Streaming by Design: A new paradigm to optimize the PARADIM data ecosystem

Bulk Crystal

Tunable spin splitting in the two-dimensional transition metal chalcogenides. 

Bulk Crystal

Development of New High Pressure Laser Pedestal Synthesis Capabilities

Bulk Crystal

Characterizing lattice and electronic Structure in narrow gap semiconductors with cryogenic scanning transmission electron microscopy

Microscopy

Structural and Electrical Properties of Dysprosium Barium Copper Oxide (DyBa2Cu3O7-δ) Thin Films

Thin Film