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My group's research focuses on the quantum behaviour of electrons in materials, principally semiconductors, and we use a variety of optical spectroscopic techniques to probe this behaviour. In our laboratories at Bath, we use Raman microscopy, magneto-Raman scattering, and photoluminescence in order to investigate quantum-confined electronic states in semiconductor heterostructures, nanoparticles, and two-dimensional layered materials. In particular, we have recently pioneered the study of the highly unusual rhenium-based 2D semiconductors. Samples are supplied for all our studies by academic and industrial groups world-wide and the phenomena investigated include the introduction of magnetic phenomena into semiconductors, the growth and doping of epilayers and the behaviour of carriers confined in low-dimensional structures and quantum dot systems. We also use angle-resolved photoemission (nano-ARPES) to probe the electronic states of nanoscale materials; these experiments are based at synchrotrons (SOLEIL in Paris and DIAMOND in the UK). All of this work is supported by state-of-the-art computational modelling based on density functional theory and carried out on the Bath supercomputer in collaboration with theorists at Bath and elsewhere. 

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Projects 2006 2020

graphene
microscopy
scanning
sensors
imaging techniques
transition metals
travel
synchrotrons
x rays
baths
magnetic properties
transition metals
proposals
ferrimagnets
requirements
assemblies
nanocrystals
silicon
molecules
energy transfer

Research Output 2000 2019

Nanoscale CVD Graphene Hall Probes for high resolution Scanning Probe Microscopy

Collomb, D., Li, P., Bending, S. & Wolverson, D., 6 Mar 2019, Bulletin of the American Physical Society. American Physical Society

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Raman Techniques: Fundamentals and Frontiers

Jones, R. R., Hooper, D. C., Zhang, L., Wolverson, D. & Valev, V. K., 12 Jul 2019, In : Nanoscale Research Letters. 14, 1, 231.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Open Access
2 Citations (Scopus)
31 Downloads (Pure)

Electronic band structure of rhenium dichalcogenides

Gunasekera, S. M., Wolverson, D., Hart, L. S. & Mucha-Kruczynski, M., 6 Jun 2018, In : Journal of Electronic Materials. 47, p. 4314-4320 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Rhenium
rhenium
Band structure
Brillouin zones
electronics
4 Citations (Scopus)
6 Downloads (Pure)

Fouling resistant 2D boron nitride nanosheet – PES nanofiltration membranes

Low, Z. X., Ji, J., Blumenstock, D., Chew, Y. M., Wolverson, D. & Mattia, D., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Membrane Science. 563, p. 949-956 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Nanofiltration membranes
fouling
Boron nitride
Nanosheets
boron nitrides
8 Citations (Scopus)
39 Downloads (Pure)

Investigating nanostructures in carbon fibres using Raman spectroscopy

Okuda, H., Young, R., Wolverson, D., Tanaka, F., Yamamoto, G. & Okabe, T., 1 Apr 2018, In : Carbon. 130, p. 178-184

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Raman spectroscopy
Nanostructures
Carbon clusters
Carbon
Analytical models

Thesis

Development of Single-Source CVD Precursors for Group IV, V and VI Metal Disulfides

Author: Thompson, J., 26 Apr 2017

Supervisor: Johnson, A. (Supervisor) & Wolverson, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Growth and Local probing of Transition Metal Dichalcogenides

Author: Liu, Z., 2019

Supervisor: Wolverson, D. (Supervisor) & Ilie, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

Nano-silicon for light-controlled energy transfer to molecular oxygen

Author: Amonkosolpan, J., 3 Jul 2014

Supervisor: Wolverson, D. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD

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Novel Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Semiconductors and Heterostructures

Author: Hart, L., 13 Jul 2018

Supervisor: Wolverson, D. (Supervisor) & Bending, S. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD