University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursday, November 16th 2017
3:35 pm:
Speaker: Cory Dean, Columbia University
Subject: From 3D to 2D and Back Again
Note the room change for this week only

Graphene , a single layer of carbon atoms arranged in a hexagonal lattice, is probably the best known, and most extensively characterized two-dimensional material. However, this represents just one of a larger class of van der Waals materials, in which atomic monolayers can be mechanically isolated from the bulk. By integrating these materials with one another, an exciting new opportunity has emerged in which layered heterostuctures can be fabricated with properties beyond those of the constituent materials. In this talk I will present some of our recent efforts where, by tuning the geometry of these heterostructures at the nanoscale, we are able to realize yet a new level of control over their electronic properties.

Faculty Host: Boris Shklovskii

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