Symposium EL01-Defects and Strain in Two-Dimensional Materials

Strain and defects often modulate the physical properties of materials and devices, offering the potential to engineer materials to achieve improved functionality. 2D materials are particularly exciting materials for strain-engineering because of their high elastic strain limit and their atomic-scale thickness, which opens many avenues for efficient strain-engineering, even at the nanometer-scale. 2D materials are also a promising canvas for defect-engineering because their atomic-scale thickness makes precise positioning of defects tractable due to the confined third dimension. In addition to modifying the properties of individual 2D material monolayers, strain and defects can play an important role in governing interfacial behavior between 2D material layers and between a 2D material and the environment. Therefore, strain and defects are critical aspects of 2D materials that are important to understand for future technological applications using these materials. This symposium will cover a broad range of topics dealing with strain and defects in 2D materials, including fundamental experimental and theoretical investigations of strain-property and defect-property relationships and applications of strain- and defect-engineered 2D materials in clean energy, health sensing, quantum technologies, etc.

Topics will include:

  • Impact of strain and defects on thermal, electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of 2D materials
  • Methods for strain characterization in 2D materials
  • Strain-induced phase change in 2D materials
  • Impact of strain and defects on 2D material single photon emitters
  • Moiré patterns and atomic reconstruction in 2D heterostructures
  • Topological phase transitions in strained 2D materials
  • Devices leveraging strain tunability in 2D materials
  • Emerging applications of defect- and strain-engineered 2D materials for clean energy, advanced health care, quantum systems, etc.
  • Straintronics - Engineering 2D electronics through strain

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Jiun-Haw Chu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Hui Deng (University of Michigan, USA)
  • Madan Dubey (U.S. Army Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Andrea C. Ferrari (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Laura Fumagalli (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Nicholas Glavin (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Wanlin Guo (Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China)
  • Christopher Gutierrez (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • James Hone (Columbia University, USA)
  • Han Htoon (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Pinshane Huang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Moon-Ho Jo (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Berend Jonker (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Chung Ning (Jeanie) Lau (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Ju Li (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Nanshu Lu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Galan Moody (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)
  • Ruth Pachter (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Johanna Palmstrom (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jong Hyun Park (LG, Republic of Korea)
  • Tereza Porozova (HeXalayer, LLC, USA)
  • Jürgen Rabe (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany)
  • Stephan Roche (Institut Català de Nanociència i Nanotecnologia, Spain)
  • Arend van der Zande (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Xiaojia Wang (The University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Nai-Chang Yeh (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Guangyu Zhang (Key Laboratory of Extreme Conditions Physics, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
  • Yichao Zhang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Yuanbo Zhang (Fudan University, China)
  • Xiaolin Zheng (Stanford University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Matthew Rosenberger
University of Notre Dame
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , mrosenb2@nd.edu

SungWoo Nam
University of California, Irvine
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
USA

Kayla Nguyen
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
USA
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , kxn@illinois.edu

Michael Pettes
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Materials Physics & Applications, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
USA

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