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Symposium NM8—2D MaterialsMacroscopic Perfection vs. Emerging Nanoscale Functionality

The development of 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, transition metal dichalcogenides and other emerging systems toward applications has motivated a strong focus on producing materials with predictable, uniform properties across macroscopic length scales. This trend is supported by progress in synthesis, novel metrology tools, and the demonstration of device concepts that take advantage of uniform materials characteristics across ever-larger scales. On the other hand, there is increasing interest in exploring – and possibly controlling and exploiting – unique local properties resulting from imperfections in heterogeneous 2D materials, such as defects, pores, edges and grain boundaries, as well as engineered interfaces in heterostructures.

This symposium focuses on the tension between these two different viewpoints. By contrasting the latest results on large-scale homogeneous 2D materials and their applications with predictions and demonstrations of novel effects that arise at the nanoscale in heterogeneous 2D systems, it provides a forum for cross-fertilization and sharing of ideas, concepts, methods, and skills between experts in materials synthesis and processing, characterization, spatially resolved measurements, as well as theory and computation.

Topics will include:

  • Progress toward the large-scale synthesis of 2D materials
  • Mixed 2D phases, alloys
  • Optical, vibrational, plasmonic, and electronic/transport properties of 2D systems
  • Local and global doping by substitution, surface modification, adsorbates, external fields
  • Formation and control of defects, grain boundaries, edges, interfaces, nanopores
  • Emerging properties at nanoscale heterogeneities, optical transitions, electronic, magnetic, plasmonic excitations
  • Theoretical predictions of novel optical, electronic, or chemical functionalities in heterogeneous 2D systems
  • Spatially-resolved measurements and mapping of luminescence, electrostatic potential, carrier transport, optical, electronic, plasmonic, vibrational excitations
  • Heterostructures, exfoliation and direct synthesis, interfacial excitations, transport along and across engineered interfaces
  • Post-synthesis engineering of 2D materials using chemical treatments and ion/electron beams
  • Nanostructures, synthesis and properties of nanoribbons, hierarchical architectures
  • Fabrication, properties, and applications of nano-porous 2D membranes
  • Hybrid materials, 2D materials/quantum dots, 2D/3D hybrids, local and global control of the dielectric environment

Invited Speakers:

  • Alexander Balandin (University of California, Riverside, USA)
  • Sara Barja (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Linyou Cao (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Xiangfeng Duan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Ute Kaiser (University of Ulm, Germany)
  • Peter Liljeroth (Aalto University, Finland)
  • Steven Louie (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • P. James Schuck (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Vivek Shenoy (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Kazu Suenaga (National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Japan)
  • Mauricio Terrones (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Xiaodong Xu (University of Washington, USA)
  • Boris Yakobson (Rice University, USA)
  • Oleg Yazyev (Ecole polytechnique federale de Lausanne, Switzerland)

Symposium Organizers

Peter Sutter
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
402-472-6849, psutter@unl.edu

Nasim Alem
The Pennsylvania State University
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
814-865-7928, alem@matse.psu.edu

Arkady Krasheninnikov
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf
Institute of Ion Beam Physics and Materials Research
49-351-260-3148, a.krasheninnikov@hzdr.de

Alexander Weber-Bargioni
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Molecular Foundry - Materials Sciences Division