2021 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM06-Manipulation and Detection of Physical Properties of Two-Dimensional Quantum Materials

The family of two-dimensional (2D) layered quantum materials has been quickly expanding following the discovery of graphene fifteen years ago. Other quantum 2D materials have recently joined the club following the pioneering works on twisted graphene, van der Waals bonded transition metal halides and chalcogenides, and other materials such as topological insulators and Weyl semiconductors, thus opening a new dimension of research in this vast field. The scope of this symposium is to present and discuss the recent developments in the rapidly progressing field of (quasi)two-dimensional layered quantum materials which are interesting for both fundamental science as well as for potential next generation optical and spintronics applications. Research on these materials is rapidly evolving due to the world-wide excitement on their intriguing magnetic, electronic, superconducting and optical properties and potential applications. The main focus of this symposium is to discuss the advanced state-of-the-art experimental tools and theoretical calculations used to manipulate and detect the physical properties (magnetic, superconducting, structural, opto-electronics, etc.) of quantum materials, heterostructures and devices, particularly, on the atomically thin crystals, whose response is exceedingly difficult to detect by employing conventional bulk techniques. The central goal of this symposium is to bring together both experimentalists and theoreticians investigating the physics, chemistry, materials science and engineering aspects of quantum materials.

Topics will include:

  • Usage of novel techniques (such as spin polarized scanning tunneling microscopy, single spin magnetometry, scanning magnetic circular dichroism microscopy, second harmonic generation, and electron tunneling etc.) to detect physical properties from atomically thin crystals
  • Twist and stacking dependent physical properties (structural, superconducting, magnetic, electronic and optical)
  • Development of micromagnetometry and magneto-optical techniques
  • Control and manipulation of physical properties of 2D quantum materials by electric field, electrostatic doping, pressure, etc..
  • Proximity and intercalation induced physical properties
  • Electron spin dynamics from quantum materials
  • Prototype device concepts and realization
  • Modelling, prediction of new properties, and time-dependent density functional theoretical calculations
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Monica Allen (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Judy Cha (Yale University, USA)
  • Hyeonsik Cheong (Sogang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Scott Crooker (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Pengcheng Dai (Rice University, USA)
  • Hsieh David (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Cory Dean (Columbia University, USA)
  • Jeanie Lau (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Patrick Maletinsky (Universität Basel, Switzerland)
  • Alberto Morpurgo (Université de Genève, Switzerland)
  • Harikrishnan Nair (The University of Texas at El Paso, USA)
  • Arun Paramekanti (University of Toronto, Canada)
  • Archana Raja (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jurek Sadowski (Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA)
  • Budko Serguei (Ames Laboratory, USA)
  • Sefaattin Tongay (Arizona State University, USA)
  • Adam Tsen (University of Waterloo, Canada)
  • Angela Walker (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Guanzhong Wu (The Ohio State University, USA)
  • Shiwei Wu (Fudan University, China)
  • Changsong Xu (University of Arkansas, USA)
  • Xiaodong Xu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Gogotsi Yury (Drexel University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni
The University of Texas at El Paso

Jianhao Chen
Peking University

Divine Kumah
North Carolina State University

Tania Roy
University of Central Florida
Materials Science and Engineering

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