Synthesis and Modification of Graphene for Catalytic and Plasmonic Applications-Brian Kiraly

Project: Research project

Project Details


This project is supporting the Ph.D. research of Northwestern University graduate student Brian Kiraly under the supervision of Prof. Mark C. Hersam (Northwestern University) and Dr. Nathan P. Guisinger (Argonne National Laboratory):

(1) Brian Kiraly: Brian is a National Science Foundation Fellow who will explore methods for growing graphene directly on plasmonic metals (e.g., Ag, Au, and Cu) in ultra-high vacuum (UHV). Brian will characterize his graphene materials using UHV scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) Raman spectroscopy, and related surface science techniques. Brian will also study organic and inorganic adsorbates on his plasmonically active graphene substrates with surface-enhance Raman spectroscopy (SERS).
Effective start/end date12/14/136/30/16


  • UChicago Argonne, LLC, Argonne National Laboratory (3J-30081/3J-30081-0016D)
  • Department of Energy (3J-30081/3J-30081-0016D)


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