Publications

Journal publications

Universal image segmentation for optical identification of 2D materials
R. M. Sterbentz, K. L. Haley, J. O. Island, Scientific Reports 11, 5808 (2021). (arXiv)

Raman Fingerprint of Pressure-Induced Phase Transitions in TiS3 Nanoribbons: Implications for Thermal Measurements under Extreme Stress Conditions
K. K. Mishra, T. R. Ravindran, J. O. Island, E. Flores, J. R. Ares, C. Sanchez, I. J. Ferrer, H. S. J. van der Zant, A. Pawbake, R. Kanawade, A. Castellanos-Gomez, D. J. Late, ACS Applied Nano Materials 3(9), 8794-8802 (2020).

On-chip terahertz modulation and emission with integrated graphene junctions
J. O. Island, P. Kissin, J. Schalch, X. Cui, S. R. Haque, A. Potts, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, R. D. Averitt, A. F. Young, Applied Physics Letters 116, 161104 (2020). (arXiv)

Linear Magnetoelectric Phase in Ultrathin MnPS3 Probed by Optical Second Harmonic Generation
H. Chu, C. J. Roh, J. O. Island, C. Li, S. Lee, J. Chen, J. Park, A. F. Young, J. S. Lee, and D. Hsieh, Physical Review Letters 124, 027601 (2020). (arXiv)

Spin-orbit-driven band inversion in bilayer graphene by van der Waals proximity effect
J. O. Island, X. Cui, C. Lewandowski, J. Y. Khoo, E. M. Spanton, H. Zhou, D. Rhodes, J. C. Hone, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, L. S. Levitov, M. P. Zaletel, A. F. Young, Nature 571, 85-89 (2019). (arXiv)

Interaction-driven giant orbital magnetic moments in carbon nanotubes
J. O. Island, M. Ostermann, L. Aspitarte, E. D. Minot, D. Varsano, E. Molinari, M. Rontani, and G. A. Steele, Physical Review Letters 121, 127704 (2018). (arXiv)

Investigating laser-induced phase engineering in MoS2 transistors
N. Papadopoulos, J. O. Island, H. S. J. van der Zant, G. A. Steele, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices 654053 (2018). (arXiv)

Characterization of highly crystalline lead iodide nanosheets prepared by room-temperature solution processing
R. Frisenda, J. O. Island, J. L. Lado, E. Giovanelli, P. Gant, P. Nagler, S. Bange, J. M.
Lupton, C. Schuller, A. J. Molina-Mendoza, L. Aballe, M. Foerster, T. Korn, M. A. Nino, D. Perez de Lara, E. M. Perez, J. Fernandez-Rossier, A. Castellanos-Gomez, Nanotechnology 28, 455703 (2017). (arXiv)

Giant modulation of the electronic band gap of carbon nanotubes by dielectric screening
L. Aspitarte, D. R. McCulley, A. Bertoni, J. O. Island, M. Ostermann, M. Rontani, G. A. Steele, E. D. Minot, Scientific Reports 7, 8828 (2017). (arXiv)

On the origin of critical temperature enhancement in atomically thin superconductors
E. F. Talantsev, W. P. Crump, J. O. Island, Y. Xing, Y. Sun, J. Wang, J. L. Tallon, 2D Materials 4, 025072 (2017). (arXiv)

Proximity-induced Shiba states in a molecular junction
J. O. Island, R. Gaudenzi, J. de Bruijckere, E. Burzuri, C. Franco, M. Mas-Torrent, C. Rovira, J. Veciana, T. M. Klapwijk, R. Aguado, H. S .J. van der Zant, Physical Review Letters 118, 117001 (2017). (arXiv)

High current density electrical breakdown of TiS3 nanoribbon-based field-effect transistors
A. J. Molina-Mendoza, J. O. Island, W. S. Paz, J. M. Clamagirand, J. R. Ares, E. Flo
res, F. Leardini, C. Sanchez, N. Agrait, G. Rubio-Bollinger, H. S. J. van der Zant, I. J. Ferrer, J. J. Palacios, A. Castellanos-GomezAdvanced Functional Materials 27, 1605647 (2017). (arXiv)

Franckeite: a naturally occurring van der Waals heterostructure
A. J. Molina-Mendoza, E. Giovanelli, W. S. Paz, M. A. Nino, J. O. Island, C. Evangeli, L.
Aballe, M. Foerster, H. S. J. van der Zant, G. Rubio-Bollinger, N. Agrait, J. J. Palacios, E.M. Perez, A. Castellanos-Gomez, Nature Communications 8, 14409 (2017). (arXiv)

Thickness dependent interlayer transport in vertical MoS2 Josephson junctions
J. O. Island, G. A. Steele, H. S. J. van der Zant, A. Castellanos-Gomez
2D Materials 3, 031002 (2016). (arXiv)

Centimeter-scale synthesis of ultrathin layered MoO3 by van der Waals epitaxy
A. J. Molina-Mendoza, J. L. Lado, J. O. Island, M. A. Nino, L. Aballe, M. Foerster, F. Y. Bruno, H. S. J. van der Zant, G. Rubio-Bollinger, N. Agrait, E. Perez, J. Fernandez-Rossier, A. Castellanos-Gomez, Chemistry of Materials 28, 4042-4051 (2016). (arXiv)

Spatial conductivity mapping of unprotected and capped black phosphorus using microwave microscopy
P. J. de Visser, R. Chua, J. O. Island, M. Finkel, A. J. Katan, H. Thierschmann, H. S. J.
van der Zant, T. M. Klapwijk, 2D Materials 3, 021002 (2016). (arXiv)

Enhanced superconductivity in atomically thin TaS2
E. Navarro-Moratalla*, J. O. Island*, S. Manas-Valero, E. Pinilla-Cienfuegos, A. Castellanos-
Gomez, J. Quereda, G. Rubio-Bollinger, L. Chirolli, J. A. Silva-Guilln, N. Agrat, G.A. Steele, F. Guinea, H.S.J. van der Zant, E. Coronado, Nature Communications 15, 7853 (2016). (arXiv)

Titanium trisulfide (TiS3): a 2D semiconductor with quasi-1D optical and electronic properties
J. O. Island, R. Biele, M. Barawi, J.M. Clamagirand, J.R. Ares, C. Sanchez, H.S.J. van 
der Zant, I. J. Ferrer, R. D’Agosta, A. Castellanos-Gomez, Scientific Reports 6, 22214 (2016). (arXiv)

Sequential electron transport and vibrational excitations in an organic molecule coupled to few-layer graphene electrodes
E. Burzuri, J. O. Island, R. Diaz-Torres, A. Fursina, A. Gonzalez-Campo, O. Roubeau, S. J.
Teat, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, E. Ruiz, H. S. J. van der ZantACS Nano 12, 2521 (2016). (arXiv)

Precise and reversible band gap tuning in single-layer MoSe2 by uniaxial strain
J. O. Island, A. Kuc, E.H. Diependaal, H.S.J. van der Zant, T. Heine, and A. Castellanos- 
Gomez, Nanoscale 8, 2589 (2016). (arXiv)

Gate controlled photocurrent generation mechanisms in high-gain In2Se3 phototransistors
J. O. Island*, S.I. Blanter*, M. Buscema, H.S.J. van der Zant, and A. Castellanos-Gomez
Nano Letters 15, 7853 (2015). (arXiv)

Temperature-dependent raman spectroscopy of titanium trisulfide (TiS3) nanoribbons and nanosheets
A.S. Pawbake, J. O. Island, E. Flores, J.R. Ares, C. Sanchez, I.J. Ferrer, S.R. Jadkar, 
H.S.J. van der Zant, A. Castellanos-Gomez, and D.J. Late, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 7, 24185 (2015). (arXiv)

Gate-tunable diode and photovoltaic effect in an organic-2D layered material p-n junction
R. S. Velez, D. Ciudad, J. O. Island, M. Buscema, O. Txoperena, S. Parui, G.A. Steele, F. 
Casanova, H.S.J. van der Zant, A. Castellanos-Gomez, and L.E. HuesoNanoscale 7, 15442 (2015). (arXiv)

Superconducting molybdenum-rhenium electrodes for single molecule transport studies
R. Gaudenzi*, J. O. Island*, J. De Bruijckere, E. Burzuri, T.M. Klapwijk, and H.S.J. van der 
Zant, Applied Physics Letters 106, 222602 (2015). (arXiv)

TiS3 transistors with tailored morphology and electrical properties
J. O. Island, M. Barawi, R. Biele, A. Almazan, J.M. Clamagirand, J.R. Ares, C. Sanchez, 
H.S.J. van der Zant, J.V. Alvarez, R. D’Agosta, I. J. Ferrer, A. Castellanos-GomezAdvanced Materials 27, 2595 (2015). (arXiv)

Pick-up and drop transfer of diamond nanosheets
V. Seshan*, J. O. Island*, R. van Leeuwen, W. J Venstra, B.H. Schneider, S.D. Janssens, K. 
Haenen, E.J.R. Sudholter, L.C.P.M. de Smet, H.S.J. van der Zant, A. Castellanos-GomezNanotechnology 26, 125706 (2015). (arXiv)

Mechanical manipulation and exfoliation of boron nitride flakes by micro-plowing with an AFM tip
J. O. Island, G.A. Steele, H.S.J. van der Zant, and A. Castellanos-Gomez
, ScienceJet 4, 163 (2015). (arXiv)

Environmental instability of few-layer black phosphorus
J. O. Island, G.A. Steele, H.S.J. van der Zant, and A. Castellanos-Gomez
2D Materials 2, 011002 (2015). (arXiv)

Tailoring 10 nm scale suspended graphene junctions and quantum dots
V. Tayari, A.C. McRae, S. Yigen, J. O. Island, J.M. Porter, and A.R. Champagne,
Nano Letters 15, 114 (2014). (arXiv)

Fabrication of hybrid molecular devices using multi-layer graphene break junctions
J. O. Island, A. Holovchenko, M. Koole, P.F.A. Alkemade, M. Menelaou, N. Aliaga-Alcalde, 
E. Burzuri, and H.S.J. van der Zant, Journal of Physics: Condesed Matter 26, 474205 (2014). (arXiv)

Isolation and characterization of few-layer black phosphorus
A. Castellanos-Gomez, L. Vicarelli, E. Prada, J. O. Island, K.L. Narasimha-Acharya, S.I.
Blanter, D.J. Groenendijk, M. Buscema, G.A. Steele, J.V. Alvarez, H. W. Zandbergen, J. J. Palacios, H.S. J. van der Zant, 2D Materials 1, 025001 (2014). (arXiv)

Ultrahigh photoresponse of few-layer TiS3 nanoribbon transistors
J. O. Island, M. Buscema, M. Barawi, J.M. Clamagirand, J.R. Ares, C. Sanchez, I.J. Ferrer, 
G.A. Steele, H.S.J van der Zant, and A. Castellanos-Gomez, Advanced Optical Materials 2, 641 (2014). (arXiv)

Note: Long-range scanning tunneling microscope for the study of nanostructures on insulating substrates
A.J. Molina-Mendoza, J.G. Rodrigo, J. O. Island, E. Burzuri, G. Rubio-Bollinger, H.S.J. 
van der Zant, and N. Agrait, Review of Scientific Instruments 85, 026105 (2014). (arXiv)

Electronic thermal conductivity measurements in intrinsic graphene
S. Yigen, V. Tayari, J. O. Island, J.M. Porter, and A.R. Champagne,
 Physical Review B 87, 241411 (2013). (arXiv)

Few-hundred Ghz carbon nanotube nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
J. O. Island, V. Tayari, A.C. McRae, and A.R. Champagne,
Nano Letters 12, 4564 (2012). (arXiv)

Ultra-short suspended single-wall carbon nanotube transistors
J. O. Island, V. Tayari, S. Yigen, A.C. McRae, and A.R. Champagne,
Applied Physics Letters 99, 243106 (2011). (arXiv)

Topical reviews

Electronics and optoelectronics of quasi-1D layered transition metal trichalcogenides
J.O. Island, A. J. Molina-Mendoza, M. Barawi, R. Biele, E. Flores, J. M. Clamagirand, 
J. R. Ares, C. Sanchez, H. S. J. van der Zant, R. D’Agosta, I. J. Ferrer, A. Castellanos-Gomez, 2D Materials 4, 022003 (2017).

Photocurrent generation with two dimensional van der waals semi-conductors
M. Buscema, J. O. Island, D.J. Groenendijk, S.I. Blanter, G.A. Steele, H.S.J. van der Zant, 
and A. Castellanos-Gomez, Chemical Society Reviews 44, 3691 (2015).  

Book contributions

Chapter Seven – Black Phosphorus-Based Nanodevices
J. O. Island and A. Castellanos-Gomez, Elsevier Semiconductors and Semimetals: 2D Materials 95, 279 (2016).

Theses

Few-Nanometer Electro-Mechanical Nanotube Systems
J.O. Island, MSc Thesis, Concordia University (2011).

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