New emergent physical phenomena will be investigated in these 2D atomic layer heterostructures in both in-plane as well as stacked configurations, seeking for potential device applications. The set of materials span metals (transition metal chacogenides, TI), semi-metal (graphene), insulators (h-BN and layered organics), and semiconductors (metal sulfides) to configure at will to form new devices/circuits. Extending our work on graphene, we now broaden our research interest to various van der Waals material platforms to study. These work inlcude design and develop low-dimensional material platforms using controlled assembly of atomically thin structures; explore novel physical phenomena induced by quantum coherent electronic states in these low dimensional systems; investigation of new phase transition phenomena due to the emergent orders; and application based on novel functionalities.
Members:Chul-ho L. / Adam T. / Austin C. / Carlos F. / Xiaomeng L. / Jing S.