Symposium QT04-2D Topological Materials—Theoretical Models, Growth and Applications

2D Topological materials are a new class of materials that can, thanks to their extraordinary properties, project us in the Beyond CMOS world. The symposium will cover the growth, the theoretical models on physics and the applications for 2D topological materials. The first part will focus on the growth of 2D materials. The growth of the new generation of 2D topological materials such as Stanene, Plumbene, Bismuthene or Tellurene will be presented and will have an important place. We will highlight the issues concerning the capacity to obtain layers that do not react with ambient environment using opportune protection without changing the layer properties and on their functionalization for band gap engineering. The second part of the symposium will deal with the theoretical models explaining the topological behavior. A part will be devoted to the way and the conditions for the Quantum Spin Hall effect (QSH) to take place in 2D Topological insulators. Theoretical models that will link the QSH with other properties, such as ZT (figure of merit) for Thermoelectrics (TE) materials will be highlighted. The way to decouple phonon and charge in these materials exploiting functionalization or adding defects will be pointed out in this session. In the third part of the symposium, first applications of these materials will be presented. 2D topological materials can be a game changer in different fields such as TE with large ZT (i.e. avionics, space, energy consumption reduction in new intelligent buildings), new forms of quantum computing/memories at subatomic level and beyond CMOS electronics exploiting spin transport with very low energy consumption.

Topics will include:

  • 2D Topological materials growth
  • Chemical approach to grow and taylor 2D Topological materials
  • Surface functionalisation
  • 2D Topological insulators : physics, models and QSHE evidence
  • 2D Topological materials and van der Waals structures: new physics and potential applications
  • Ambient stability of 2D topological materials
  • Applications : thermoelectrics, spin-computing, spin-transport,...
  • Beyond CMOS electronics based on 2D materials
  • Exotic properties of 2D topological materials
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers (tentative):

  • Monica Allen (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Kwabena Bediako (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Bogdan Bernevig (Princeton University, USA)
  • Mads Brandbyge (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
  • Ralph Claessen (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Maria Davila (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
  • Athanasios Dimoulas (Institute of Nanocience and Nanotechnology, Greece)
  • Yannick Fagot-Revurat (Université de Lorraine, France)
  • Claudia Felser (Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany)
  • Albert Fert (Thales, France)
  • Giorgia Fugallo (Université de Nantes, France)
  • Zahid Hasan (Princeton University, USA)
  • Anna Isaeva (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Charles Kane (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • José Lado (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Annick Loiseau (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aérospatiales, France)
  • Marie-Blandine Martin (Thales, France)
  • Nadya Mason (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA)
  • Cecilia Mattevi (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Marco Minissale (Aix-Marseille Université, France)
  • Laurens W. Molenkamp (Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg, Germany)
  • Isabel Montero (Spanish National Research Council, Spain)
  • Emilia Morosan (Rice University, USA)
  • Leslie Schoop (Princeton University, USA)
  • Pierre Seneor (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France)
  • Juan Sierra (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Kontstantinos Termentzidis (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, France)
  • Sergio Valenzuela (Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Spain)
  • Matthieu Verstraete (Unversité de Liège, Belgium)
  • Zeila Zanolli (Utrecht University, Netherlands)

Symposium Organizers

Paolo Bondavalli

Thales Research and Technology


Judy Cha
Cornell University
Materials Science and Engineering

Bruno Dlubak
Mixed Unit Of Physics
No Phone for Symposium Organizer Provided , [email protected]

Guy Lelay
Aix-Marseille Université

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