Edwin Hang Tong Teo

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Hexagonal-boron nitride (h-BN) or "white graphene" has many outstanding properties including high thermal conductivity, high mechanical strength, chemical inertness, and high electrical resistance, which open up a wide range of applications such as thermal interface material, protective coatings, and dielectric in nanoelectronics that easily exceed the(More)
Formation of nanocrystals with preferred orientation within the amorphous carbon matrix has attracted lots of theoretical and experimental attentions recently. Interesting properties of this films, easy fabrication methods and practical problems associated with the growth of other carbon nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes (CNTs) and graphene gives this(More)
We demonstrate that when, and only when, the biaxial stress is increased above a critical value of 6+/-1 GPa during the growth of a carbon film at room temperature, tetrahedral amorphous carbon is formed. This confirms that the stress present during the formation of an amorphous carbon film determines its sp;{3} bonding fraction. In the vicinity of the(More)
Core-shell carbon nanotube (CNT)-Si heterogeneous nanowires have been identified as one of the most promising candidates for future anode materials in lithium ion batteries. However, stress in these nanostructures, is the long-existing bottleneck, rendering severe fading of the capacities and even failure of the batteries. We prove that the interfaces(More)
Atomically smooth hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN) films are considered as a nearly ideal dielectric interface for two-dimensional (2D) heterostructure devices. Reported mono- to few-layer 2D h-BN films, however, are mostly small grain-sized, polycrystalline and randomly oriented. Here we report the growth of centimetre-sized atomically thin h-BN films(More)
Metal or alloy corrosion brings about huge economic cost annually, which is becoming one area of growing concern in various industries, being in bulk state or nanoscale range. Here, single layer or few layers of graphene are deposited on various metallic substrates directly at a low temperature down to 400 °C. These substrates can be varied from(More)
Here we report a wafer-scale graphene/P(VDF-TrFE)/graphene multilayer for light-weight, flexible and fast-switched broadband modulation applications. The P(VDF-TrFE) film not only significantly reduces the sheet resistance of graphene throughout heavy doping of ∼0.8 × 10(13) cm(-2) by nonvolatile ferroelectric dipoles, but also acts as an efficient(More)
Owing to its high porosity, specific surface area and three-dimensional structure, three-dimensional graphene (3D-C) is a promising scaffold material for tissue engineering, regenerative medicine as well as providing a more biologically relevant platform for living organisms in vivo studies. Recently, its differentiation effects on cells growth and(More)
Compression studies on three-dimensional foam-like graphene and h-BN (3D-C and 3D-BN) revealed their high cross-plane thermal conductivity (62-86 W m-1 K-1) and excellent surface conformity, characteristics essential for thermal management needs. Comparative studies to state-of-the-art materials and other materials currently under research for heat(More)
Boron nitride quantum dots (BNQDs), as a new member of heavy metal-free quantum dots, have aroused great interest in fundamental research and practical application due to their unique physical/chemical properties. However, it is still a challenge to controllably synthesize high-quality BNQDs with high quantum yield (QY), uniform size and strong fluorescent.(More)