University of California Riverside Department of Chemistry at UC Riverside
Transition Metal Dichalcogenides
Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
Computational Modeling
Group Members
Ludwig Bartels

Ludwig Bartels
124 Pierce Annex
Univ. of California
Riverside, CA 92521

Ph: (951) 827-2041
bartels [at]
Riverside, California

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Transition Metal Dichalcogenides such as MoS2 have a layered structure with a metal layer sandwiched between two chalcogen layers as shown in the figure. Astonishingly, these materials can be prepared at the single layer limit and exhibit direct-bandgap semiconducting properties. They have many exciting chemical and physical properties from hydrodesulfurization catalysts to potential as (opto-) electronic and spintronic material. We prepare a wide range of TMD materials & alloys and characterize their properties. Examples of our work can be found via the links on the right.

2D Materials Research Topics

Growth of MoS2 on SiO2

Growth of MoS2 on Cu(111)

Device Fabrication

Processing of Films