Graphene in the spotlight: using 2D knowledge in a 3D world

Date: 9 January 2018

Venue: University of Antwerp - Campus Groenenborger - Room U.244 - Groenenborgerlaan 171 - 2020 Antwerpen

Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Organization / co-organization: Condensed Matter Theory

Short description: Condensed Matter Theory seminar presented by Dr. Ben Van Duppen



Graphene in the spotlight: using 2D knowledge in a 3D world

Abstract

Graphene is the thinnest material in the world. Being one atom thick, it  was for long believed, and even "proven", that it should not exist. Nonetheless, it was discovered in 2004 and turns out to feature a set of exceptional characteristics. Combined with the fact that a lot of new atomically thin materials have been discovered ever since, the research field of two-dimensional materials has become a vast field and is spanning topics from physics over chemistry to engineering. In this talk we place graphene in the spotlight and show how light and graphene can collaborate to form the basis of future opto-electronic devices.



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