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Sidong Lei


  • Materials
  • Functional materials
  • Chemical vapor deposition
  • Physical vapor deposition
  • Microfabrication
  • Nanotechnology
  • Electron microscopy
  • Interface engineering
  • Materials synthesis (single crystals)
  • Optics and fiber optics
  • Transport characterization of materials,
  • Ultrafast optical spectroscopies
  • Terahertz spectroscopies
  • Nanoscale (in time and space) spectroscopies
  • Condensed matter
  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT)


  • Two dimensional atomic layered epitaxy growth
  • Growth and characterization of Selenium and Tellurium based hetero-structures (MoS2, MoSe2, MoTe2 etc.)
  • Electronic and Optoelectronic devices based on Novel layered materials (GaSe, GaS etc.)
  • Deep UV light sources based on BN layered structures


Ph.D. Candidate, Applied Physics Program, Rice University, January 2012 - Present

M.S., Physics, Nanjing University, China, 2010

B.S., Physics, Nankai University, China, 2007


LANL Positions

Graduate Student Research Affiliate, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT)/Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices (MPA-11), April 2013 - present



Corning Scholarship, 2009

Excellent Graduate Student Scholarship, Nanjing University, 2007 -2008

Annual Excellence Award, Nankai University, 2006 - 2007



“The Method of Synthesizing Rare Earth Doped Li2SrSiO4.”. Zhigang Zou, Sidong Lei, Xueliang Zhang, Zhaosheng Li, Mei Zhu. Patent of China, Application Code: 200810195917.6

“A New Rare Earth and Bi(III) Doped AIn(WO4)2 Type Fluorescence Material” Zhigang Zou, Yao Yao, Sidong Lei, Zhaosheng Li. Patent of China, Application Code: 200910031920.9



S.Lei , L.Ge , S.Najmaei , A.George , R.Kappera , J.Lou , M.Chhowalla , H.Yamaguchi , G.Gupta , R.Vajtai , A.D. Mohite , and P.M. Ajayan "Evolution of the Electronic Band Structure and Efficient Photo-Detection in Atomic Layers of InSe", ACS Nano, Just Accepted Manuscript (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nn405036u S.Najmaei, Z.Liu, W.Zhou, X.L.Zou, G.Shi, S.D.Lei, B.I.Yakobson, J.C.Idrobo, P.M.Ajayan, and J.Lou, "Vapour Phase Growth and Grain Boundary Structure of Molybdenum Disulphide Atomic Layers", Nature Materials, 12(8), 754-759 (2013) S.D.Lei, L.H.Ge, Z.Liu, S.Najmaei, G.Shi, G.You, J.Lou, R.Vajtai, and P.M.Ajayan, "Synthesis and Photoresponse of Large GaSe Atomic Layers", Nano Letters, 13(6), 2777-2781 (2013). Z.Liu, L.L.Ma, G.Shi, W.Zhou, Y.J.Gong, S.D.Lei, X.B.Yang, J.N.Zhang, J.J.Yu, K.P.Hackenberg, A.Babakhani, J.C.Idrobo, R.Vajtai, J.Lou, and P.M.Ajayan, "In-Plane Heterostructures of Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Controlled Domain Sizes", Nature Nanotechnology, 8(2), 119-124 (2013). S.Lei , Y.Yao , Z.Li , T.Yu, Z.Zou. “Design and Theoretical Analysis of Resonance Cavity for Second-Harmonic Generation with High Efficiency”, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 031102 (2011). Y.Yao, S.Lei, Z.Li, T.Yu, Z.Zou, “Enhancement Luminescence in NaIn(WO4)2 via Bismuth Doping”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 157, P63  (2010). S.Lei, X.Zhang, Z.Li, T.Yu, Z.Zou, “Enhancement in Photoluminescence of CaMoO4: Eu3+ Through Introducing MVO4 (M = Y or Bi)”, Journal of The Electrochemical Society, 156, J367, (2009). S.Lei, X.Cao, et al., “Synthesis and Characterization of Rare Earth Complex with Fluorescein and 1,10 – Phenanthroline”, The Journal of Light Scattering: 19(3), 290 (2007).


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