Symposium EL19-Atomically-Thin 2D Materials and Heterostructures—Synthesis, Properties and Applications

Unique properties arise in the atomically-thin limit of matter, driving substantial interest in fundamental science and promising applications of graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, and other layered and ultra-thin materials. Typically characterized by anisotropy with strong in-plane bonds and weak out-of-plane interactions, the family of 2D materials has continually grown to include a multitude of metals, insulators, semiconductors, magnets, superconductors, and topological materials. Increasingly, the heterostructures of these 2D layers have revealed more than the sum of their parts, with interlayer charge transfer, moiré physics, proximity effects, and lattice rearrangement realizing unprecedented and highly tunable properties. The advent of moiré materials in particular has generated excitement due to engineered flat bands (yielding strongly correlated quantum phases including superconductivity, topological, and magnetic states), tunable quantum dot arrays (yielding single photon emitters), and moiré ferroelectrics. Initial results on 2D materials exfoliated from single crystals motivated the development of large-area, high purity synthesis and heterojunctions with atomically clean interfaces. Achievements in synthesis, heterostructure assembly, contact engineering and doping have enhanced our ability to access stronger signatures of quantum phenomena and new regimes of electronic and optical properties. These new properties and synthesis capabilities in turn are opening the door to novel applications and new approaches that mix chemistry, biology, and condensed matter physics. This symposium will bring together a diverse set of researchers – from academia to national labs and fundamental physics to synthesis and devices – who are at the forefront of advancing our understanding of 2D materials and their potential. We welcome contributions on the latest developments in 2D materials and heterostructures, including their properties, synthesis, and characterization, spanning 2D layered materials (MXenes, oxides, nitrides, carbides, transition-metal di-/tri-chalcogenides, group-III/-IV chalcogenides), and emerging organic and hybrid materials.

Topics will include:

  • Large-area growth, doping, and processing of 2D materials
  • Growth and assembly of van der Waals heterostructures
  • Electronic, optical, and magnetic properties of 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures
  • Structure, dynamics, and properties of moiré superlattices
  • Characterization techniques for 2D materials and van der Waals heterostructures
  • Industry perspectives on 2D materials
  • 2D materials, devices, and heterostructures for quantum information science
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Deji Akinwande (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Zakaria Y. Al Balushi (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Kwabena Bediako (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Nicholas Borys (Montana State University, USA)
  • Kyung-Eun Byun (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Hugh Churchill (University of Arkansas, USA)
  • Xiangfeng Duan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Goki Eda (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • James Edgar (Kansas State University, USA)
  • Roman Gorbachev (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Joshua Hendrickson (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Stephan Hoffman (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Pinshane Huang (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Deep Jariwala (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Jyoti Katoch (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Jeehwan Kim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Chul-Ho Lee (Korea University, Republic of Korea)
  • Lain-Jong (Lance) Li (Hong Kong University, Hong Kong)
  • Jiwoong Park (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Su Ying Quek (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Joan Redwing (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Daniel Rhodes (University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA)
  • Joshua A. Robinson (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Rodney Ruoff (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Hyeon Suk Shin (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Christoph Stampfer (RWTH Aachen University, Germany)
  • Han Wang (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Alexander Weber-Bargioni (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Ursula Wurstbauer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Boris Yakobson (Rice University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Andrew Mannix
Stanford University
Materials Science and Engineering
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Sanjay Behura
San Diego State University
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Kibum Kang
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Republic of Korea
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Hyeon Jin Shin
Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)
Republic of Korea
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