Science

The Scientific Promise of Two-Dimensional Materials

Professor MacDonald

Date: 

Tuesday, 1 March, 2016 - 15:00

Where: 

Room 64, Old Main Building (K15)

Hosts: 

School of Physics

Type of event: 

Special Event

Two-dimensional materials can be arranged in layers and stacked as needed to achieve many different desired properties. 

Professor MacDonald will discuss two types of property engineering made possible by two-dimensional materials:

i) the formation of structures with spatial periodicity that is precisely controllable on length scales that greatly exceed atomic values, and 
ii) the formation of structures with strongly interacting confined photons and excitons. 

In both cases, the new materials possibilities both pose new fundamental scientific questions and suggest potentially valuable applications.  

Speaker: Professor Allan H. MacDonald from the University of Texas at Austin is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and a winner of the Buckley Prize.