Date of Award

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Department

Physics

First Advisor

Dr. Angela Douglass

Second Advisor

Dr. Kevin Cornelius

Third Advisor

Dr. James Files

Abstract

Atomically thin materials have been an exciting topic of research since graphene was first isolated in 2004. Due to their unique properties, a large amount of research has gone into these materials, but better methods of combining them are still being sought. We present three methods which were attempted for fabricating stacks of atomically thin (or 2D) materials without heating them to the high temperatures required by previous techniques. The first two methods were deemed unsuitable for various reasons, but the third was used to successfully create a stack of hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) encapsulated molybdenum disulfide (MoS2). While the method was shown to be successful, the relative quality of the product has not yet been determined.

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