Phase and charging behaviour of complex 2D materials from first principles

Lead Research Organisation: University of Southampton
Department Name: Faculty of Engineering & the Environment

Abstract

The project core objective is to relate macroscopic and nanoscale friction and wear of novel self-adaptive solid lubricant coatings. The results will be supported by testing of frictional properties of low-dimensional n(2D) sheets both prepared by chemical vapour deposition or directly collected from the worn surfaces. The ultimate aim is to tribological design of a new class of solid lubricants.

People

ORCID iD

Andrea Silva (Student)

Publications

10 25 50

Studentship Projects

Project Reference Relationship Related To Start End Student Name
EP/N509747/1 01/10/2016 30/09/2021
1948485 Studentship EP/N509747/1 25/09/2017 30/09/2020 Andrea Silva
 
Description We build and teste a protocol to study how metals ions mix in 2D materials used for solid lubrication. We are building a roadmap based on computer simulation that would help experimentalists to choose how different materials would mix in real-case situation to form new compounds.
Exploitation Route Experimentalist can synthesise new materials based on our theoretical findings.
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Energy

 
Description Exploring the stability of twisted van der Waals heterostructures 
Organisation Czech Technical University in Prague
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I came up with the original idea and help developed the whole protocol, data analysis and paper writing.
Collaborator Contribution Knowledge about software to run simulations, help develop the protocol and paper writing.
Impact Paper under consideration, preprint available.
Start Year 2019
 
Description DPG 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact 10 min talk at the conference: https://www.dpg-verhandlungen.de/year/2018/conference/berlin/part/cpp/session/8/contribution/10
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ITC Sendai 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster presentation at International Tribology Conference in Sendai, Japan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019