University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

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Wednesday, November 29th 2017
7:00 pm:
Speaker: Philip Kim, Harvard University
Subject: Stacking atomic layers: quest for new materials and physics
Refreshments in atrium after the lecture .

Modern electronics has been heavily relied on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors. In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin materials including graphene, a single atomic carbon layer, can be isolated. In these atomically thin materials, quantum physics allows electrons to move only in an effective 2-dimensional (2D) space. By stacking these 2D quantum materials, one can also create atomic-scale heterostructures with a wide variety of electronic and optical properties. I will discuss the creation of new heterostructures based on atomically thin materials and emerging new physics with technological implications therein.

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