Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids

The PAS3 led by Columbia University in partnership with City College of New York, studies materials composed of atomically precise low-dimensional building blocks: two-dimensional atomic sheets and zero-dimensional molecular clusters.  The interdisciplinary team comprises faculty from materials science, chemistry, physics, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering.  The research of the center is strengthened by collaborations with academic and industrial researchers, partnership with Brookhaven National Laboratory, and international partners. Support for the center is provided through the NSF Grant DMR-1420634, part of the NSF MRSEC Program. Additional support is provided by Columbia University.


March 2016: Nature of the quantum metal in a two-dimensional crystalline superconductor from the Kim, Hone, Dean and Pasupathy groups is published in Nature Physics.
Feb. 2016: van der Waals Solids from Self-Assembled Nanoscale Building Blocks from the Nuckolls and Roy groups is published in Nano Letters.
Sept. 2015: Robust Topological Interfaces and Charge Transfer in Epitaxial Bi2Se3/II–VI Semiconductor Superlattices from the Tamargo and Krusin-Elbaum groups is published in Nano Letters.
June 2015: Highly Stable, Dual-Gated MoS2 Transistors Encapsulated by Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Gate-Controllable Contact, Resistance, and Threshold Voltage from the Hone group is published in ACS Nano.
May 2015: Nanotechnology at the Core of Columbia’s New Materials Research Center
March 2015: Multi-terminal transport measurements of MoS2 using a van der Waals heterostructure device platform from the Hone group is published in Nature Nanotechnology
Feb. 2015: Funding cutting-edge, collaborative research