MATERIALS RESEARCH SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING CENTER (MRSEC)


Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids

The Center for Precision Assembly of Superstratic and Superatomic Solids (PAS3) is a collaboration between Columbia University and City College of New York to create a center of excellence in Materials Science and Engineering. The Center also includes senior investigators at Barnard College, Harvard University, and the University of the Virgin Islands, with strong collaborative ties to strategic academic partners at Florida State, Carnegie Mellon, the National University of Singapore, and the National Institute for Materials Science in Japan.

Our materials research program encompasses two research thrusts around the theme of building higher dimensional materials from lower dimensional structures with unprecedented levels of control. The first thrust combines two-dimensional layered materials such as graphene into layered heterostructures; the second combines molecular ‘superatoms’ into three-dimensional solids.  Both thrusts are built around techniques pioneered by the team, and bring together researchers with diverse capabilities, strong accomplishments, and a record of collaboration.

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