Dr. Gabriela Borin Barin

Postdoctoral Researcher nanotech@surfaces Laboratory

Gabriela Borin Barin received her Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering in 2014 from the Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil). Her Ph.D was carried out in a joint project between Federal University of Sergipe and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in which she studied parameters optimization for preparation of monolayer graphene and graphite/graphene-like structures under the guidance of Prof. Jing Kong. She joined the nanotech@surfaces laboratory at Empa in 2015, her research focus is set on the synthesis and transfer of graphene nanoribbons for ex situ characterization and device application. Gabriela has a strong background in experimental chemistry and materials science, especially in transfer and characterization of graphene and graphene related materials, acquired since her Bachelor in Chemistry and Master in Materials Science and Engineering, both carried out under Prof. Ledjane Barreto's guidance at the Federal University of Sergipe (Brazil). Her technical skills cover a broad range of characterization techniques such as scanning probe microscopies (STM, AFM), Thermal Analysis (TG/DSC), X-ray Diffraction (XRD), Electron Microscopies (SEM, TEM) and Raman, Infrared and UV-Vis spectroscopies.
Gabriela has obtained several Research Fellowships including a Scholarship from CAPES Foundation (Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education) to carry out her doctoral project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Marie-Curie Cofund Scholarship for the Empa Post-Doctoral Program (2015-2016). Gabriela participated in several international conferences with oral and poster contributions and published various articles in peer reviewed journals.

Fields of interest

Synthesis and transfer of graphene nanoribbons; Raman spectroscopy; Optical characterization; Devices

Selected publications

J. Overbeck, G. Borin Barin, C. Daniels, M.L. Perrin, O. Braun, Q. Sun, R. Darawish, M. De Luca, X.-Y. Wang, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, V. Meunier, R. Fasel, M. Calame, A universal length-dependent vibrational mode in graphene nanoribbons, ACS Nano in press (2019). DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b05817

G. Borin Barin, A. Fairbrother, L. Rotach, M. Bayle, M. Paillet, L. Liang, V. Meunier, R. Hauert, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, K. Müllen, H. Sahabudeen, R. Berger, X. Feng, R. Fasel, and P. Ruffieux, Surface-synthesized graphene nanoribbons for room-temperature switching devices: substrate transfer and ex-situ characterization, ACS Appl. Nano Mater. 2 (4), 2184-2192, (2019) DOI: 10.1021/acsanm.9b00151

O. Gröning, S. Wang, X. Yao, C. A. Pignedoli, G. Borin Barin, C. Daniels, A. Cupo, V. Meunier, X. Feng, A. Narita, K. Müllen, P. Ruffieux, R. Fasel, Engineering of robust topological quantum phases in graphene nanoribbons, Nature 560, 219-213, (2018) DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0375-9

J.P. Llinas, A. Fairbrother, G. Borin Barin, P. Ruffieux, W. Shi, K. Lee, B.Y. Choi, R. Braganza, N. Kau, W. Choi, C. Chen, Z. Pedramrazi, T. Dumslaff, A. Narita, X. Feng, K. Müllen, F. Fischer, A. Zettl, M. Crommie, R. Fasel, J. Bokor, Short-Channel Field Effect Transistors with 9-Atom and 13-Atom wide Graphene Nanoribbons, Nature Communications, 8, 633, (2017). DOI: 10.1038/s41467-017-00734-x

G. Borin Barin , Y. Song, I. Fatima Gimenez, A. Gomes Souza Filho, L. Silva Barreto, J. Kong, Optimized graphene transfer: influence of PMMA layer concentration and baking time on graphene final performance, Carbon. 84, pp 82-90, (2015). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2014.11.040