Exploring Strain Physics in 2D Systems

Speaker: Jason Christopher

When: September 28, 2017 (Thu), 10:00AM to 11:00AM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 352

This event is part of the Departmental Seminars.

Dissertation Committee: Bennett Goldberg, Anna Swan, David Bishop, David Campbell, Kenneth Lane

Abstract: Two dimensional (2D) materials can withstand an order of magnitude more strain than their bulk counterparts which can be used to dramatically change electrical, thermal and optical properties or even cause unconventional behavior such as generating pseudo-magnetic fields (PMF). In this seminar I will discuss the origin of PMFs and several experimental methods I am pursuing to experimentally realize controllable PMFs using micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and neon atom intercalation.