Condensed Matter seminar: "Engineering new materials from old materials"

Wed, 10/05/2016 - 16:00 - 17:00
Cory Dean, Columbia University

Graphene is probably the best known "exfoliatable" material, in which a  two-dimensional sheet of carbons atoms, just one atom thick, can be peeled from a bulk piece of graphite.  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.  The capability to integrate these materials with one another provides an exciting  opportunity  in which we can "mix and match" the constituent material properties, by fabrication of multi-layered heterostructures.  In this talk I will discuss  both  fundamental science and technological applications that are being enabled by this new type of materials fabrication.

David Rittenhouse Laboratory, A4