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[2023-Nov-22] Deep Learning based Atomic Defect Detection Framework for Two-Dimensional Materials

Institute of Information Systems and Applications


Dr. Chia-Yu Lin (林家瑜助理教授), Assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, National Central University


Deep Learning based Atomic Defect Detection Framework for Two-Dimensional Materials


13:20-15:00 Wednesday 22-Nov-2023

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Delta 103

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Prof. Te-Chuan Chiu


Defects to popular two-dimensional (2D) transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) seriously lower the efficiency of field-effect transistor (FET) and depress the development of 2D materials. These atomic defects are mainly identified and researched by scanning tunneling microscope (STM) because it can provide precise measurement without harming the samples. The long analysis time of STM for locating defects in images has been solved by combining feature detection with convolutional neural networks (CNN). However, the low signal-noise ratio, insufficient data, and a large amount of TMDs members make the automatic defect detection system hard to be applied. In this study, we propose a deep learning-based atomic defect detection framework (DL-ADD) to efficiently detect atomic defects in molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) and generalize the model for defect detection in other TMD materials. We design DL-ADD with data augmentation, color preprocessing, noise filtering, and a detection model to improve detection quality. The DL-ADD provides precise detection in MoS2 (F2-scores is 0.86 on average) and good generality to WS2 (F2-scores is 0.89 on average).


Chia-Yu Lin received the B.S. and M.S. degree from National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan, R. O. C. in 2010 and 2012, respectively, all in computer science. She received Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Communications Engineering, NCTU in 2019. She is an assistant professor at National Central University. She has cooperated with many manufacturing companies to increase production efficiency, improve defect detection accuracy, and save machine maintenance costs with AI techniques. Her research interests include AI for smart manufacturing, real-time AI model updating techniques, and recommendation systems.

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