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Symposium QT06—Recent Developments on the Properties of Emergent Layered 2D Quantum Magnetic Materials and Heterostructures

The discovery of magnetic 2D materials in 2016 (antiferromagnet) and 2017 (ferromagnets) has created widespread research excitement in the recent past. Exceptional properties led to the unprecedented experimental and theoretical explorations of 2D magnetism. These materials have emerged as ideal solid-state platforms, in which the structural and magnetic order strongly couple. 2D magnets also present unique routes for controlling magnetic order through electrical gating, stacking, and heterostructure composition. Furthermore, it offers an exciting new opportunity for the seamless integration of 2D magnets with dissimilar electronic and photonic 2D crystals. Therefore, it is anticipated that 2D magnets will open extraordinary opportunities for a plethora of designer quantum heterostructures with previously inaccessible magneto-optical and magnetoelectric properties.

Of particular importance, this symposium focuses on the recent advances in the design and fabrication of new 2D magnets and their heterostructures; their magneto-optical and magnetoelectric properties; novel techniques in characterization of 2D magnets; and theoretical developments. 2D magnets include atomically thin chromium trihalides, chalcogen-based van der Waals magnets, twisted bilayer graphene, magnetic topological insulators, and Weyl semimetals. This symposium's primary goal is to bring together both experimentalists and theoreticians investigating the physics, chemistry, materials science, and engineering aspects of magnetic quantum materials. With a mix of young scientists and established leaders in the field as invited and joint keynote speakers, the symposium will capture the new and most recent developments in the field of quantum magnetism and simultaneously enable researchers to receive a more in-depth perception of this emerging field and its grand challenges and opportunities.

Topics will include:

  • Synthesis and exploration of new air-stable 2D quantum magnets
  • Novel strategies to tune 2D magnetic order and proximity effects
  • Magneto-optical properties of magnetic 2D materials
  • Multiferroic properties and magnonic transport properties of magnetic 2D materials
  • State-of-the-art experimental probes to directly characterize 2D magnetism
  • Theoretical developments and computational methodologies of 2D magnetic heterostructures
  • Novel magnetism in twisted bilayer graphene, magnetic topological insulators, and Weyl semimetals
  • Integration of 2D magnets into heterostructures for spin- and valleytronic applications
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Ken Burch (Boston College, USA)
  • Ching-Ray Chang (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Rebecca Dally (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Goki Eda (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Venkatraman Gopalan (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • M. Zahid Hassan (Princeton University, USA)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Jaehoon Kim (Yonsei University, Republic of Korea)
  • Hyun-Woo Lee (Pohang University of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Robert McQueeney (Iowa State University, USA)
  • Janice Musfeldt (University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA)
  • Masaki Nakano (The University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Qian Niu (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Abhay Pasupathy (Columbia University, USA)
  • Silvia Picozzi (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy)
  • Tatiana Gabriela Rappoport (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
  • Trevor David Rhone (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)
  • Elton Santos (The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom)
  • Siddharth Saxena (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Andrew Wee T S (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Andrew Wildes (Institut Laue-Langevin, France)
  • Seonghoon Woo (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Weida Wu (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USA)
  • Xiao-Xiao Zhang (University of Florida, USA)
  • Liuyan Zhao (University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, USA)
  • Brian Zhou (Boston College, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Srinivasa Rao Singamaneni
The University of Texas at El Paso

Angela Hight Walker
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Nanoscale Device Characterization Division, Physical Measurement Laboratory

Liqin Ke
Ames Laboratory
Ames Laboratory of US DOE

Je-Geun Park
Seoul National University
Republic of Korea

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