Dikin, Dmitriy

Research Assistant Professor
PhD, Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering, Kharkov, Ukraine, 1992

Dmitriy Dikin's research is multidisciplinary and focuses on studying of interplay between chemical, structural, mechanical, and physical properties in nanostructures and their interfaces, in particular, in different carbon allotropes, complex oxides, unconventional supercondutors, polymer nanocomposites, for novel applications in electronics, energy storage and conversion. Much of this research is done at variable and low temperatures, including milliKelvins, some of the measurements perform inside an electron microscope.  As a consequence, the second direction of his activities is a development of instrumentation and methods for integrated study of nanostructural materials: optical, electron and scanning probe microscopy with nano and sub-nano resolution in air, vacuum and at variable and low temperatures, and also for biomedical research.

Selected Publications:

  • Coexistence of superconductivity and ferromagnetism in two dimensions.
    D. A. Dikin,M. Mehta,C. W. Bark,et al. PRL, 107, 056802 (2011).
  • Graphene-based Membranes as Electron Transparent Windows for in situ Environmental Cell Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
    A. Kolmakov, D. A. Dikin, L. J. Cote, et al. Nature Nanotechnology, 6(10), (2011).
  • Tunable Electrical Conductivity of Individual Graphene Oxide Sheets Reduced at “Low” Temperatures. 
    I. Jung, D. A. Dikin, R. Piner, R. S. Ruoff. Nano Letters, 8(12), 4283 (2008).
  • Preparation and characterization of graphene oxide-based paper.
    D. A. Dikin, S. Stankovich, E. J. Zimney, et al. Nature, 448, 457 (2007).
  • Synthesis of Graphene-based Nanoplatelets via Chemical Reduction of Exfoliated Graphite Oxide.
    S. Stankovich, D. A. Dikin, R. D. Piner, et al. Carbon, 45(7), 1558 (2007).
  • Graphene-based silica composite thin films as transparent conductors.
    S. Watcharotone, D. A. Dikin, S. Stankovich,et al. Nano Letters, 7(7), 1888 (2007).
  • Graphene-based composite materials.
    S. Stankovich, D. A. Dikin, G. H. B. Dommett, et al. Nature, 442, 282 (2006).
  • Conduction in carbon nanotubes through metastable resonant states. 
    Z. Zhang, D. A. Dikin, R. S. Ruoff, V. Chandrasekhar, EPL, 68(5), 713 (2004).
  • Resonance vibration of amorphous SiO2 nanowires driven by mechanical or electrical field excitation.
    D. A. Dikin, X. Chen, W. Ding, et al.  JAP, 93(2), 226 (2003).
  • Low temperature thermal properties of mesoscopic normal-metal/superconductor heterostructures.
    D. A. Dikin, S. Jung, V. Chandrasekhar.  PRB, 65, 012511 (2002).

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August 26, 2013