Seminar: "Stacking van der Waals atomic layers: quest for new materials by design" - Philip Kim (Harvard)

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179 Chemistry

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 science with technological implications therein.