2-dimensional materials for sensor applications

PhD defence, Thursday, 7 September 2017. Bjarke Bror Egede Jensen.

2017.09.07 | Steffi Hjerrild Iversen

Bjarke Bror Egede Jensen

Material science is going through a minor revolution these years, after 2-dimensional (2D) materials burst onto the scene in 2004. These compounds exhibit intriguing properties when compared to their 3-dimensional counterparts and are currently being investigated for potential use in wide variety of fields, such as electronics, photonics, composite materials and more.

This thesis will present the work performed over the course of a 3-year PhD study. Here, academic and industrial interests merged, with the aim of investigating the potential use of 2D materials for future sensing devices. The work includes studying the basic properties of these materials, while developing procedures for synthesis, functionalisation and fabrication. The main material of focus was a 2D carbon, also known as graphene, because its unique structural and electronic properties enables communication with its surroundings. By incorporating photoactive species onto the graphene, it was possible to fabricate photo-sensors with the potential of exhibiting a high responsivity toward incoming light.

The PhD degree was completed at the Interdisciplinary Nanoscience Center (iNANO), Science and Technology, Aarhus University and Newtec Engineering A/S.

This résumé was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Thursday, 7 September 2017 at 10.15
Place: Building 1590, room 213, iNANO House, Gustav Wieds Vej 14, Aarhus University, 8000 Aarhus C.
Title of dissertation: A Study of Graphene – from scientific curiosity toward real sensor applications
Contact information: Bjarke Bror Egede Jensen, e-mail: bbj@newtec.dk, tel.: +45 2047 6176
Members of the assessment committee:
Associate Professor Saverio Russo, Centre for Graphene Science, CEMPS, Physics, University of Exeter, Great Britain
Associate Professor Jakob Kjelstrup-Hansen, The Mads Clausen Institute, SDU NanoSYD, University of Southern Denmark
Professor Kurt V. Gothelf (chair), iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Main supervisor:
Professor Kim Daasbjerg, iNANO and Department of Chemistry, Aarhus University
Head of Research Bjarke Jørgensen, Newtec Engineering A/S
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
The dissertation is available for reading at the Graduate School of Science and Technology/GSST, Ny Munkegade 120, building 1520, rooms 128-134, 8000 Aarhus C.



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