Two-dimensional nanomaterials, such as graphene, are revolutionizing science with their unique properties. Surface chemistry plays a central role in these properties, and it can be exploited to control the binding of individual atoms on the surface of nanomaterials.
In this project, we will control the type and speed of reactions on the surface of nanomaterials to direct the binding of individual atoms in specific places and move them around like pieces on a chessboard. This is an innovative, straightforward, and exceptionally effective route to altering the electronic, magnetic, thermal, and optical properties of nanomaterials.
Understanding this approach will pave the way for large-scale manipulation of individual atoms and provide a promising route to designing new nanomaterials for high-performance devices.