Elemental 2D materials beyond graphene: Insights from computational theory.

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  • Plats: Ångströmlaboratoriet Å4007
  • Föreläsare: Prof. Udo Schwingenschlögl
  • Kontaktperson: Rajeev Ahuja
  • Föreläsning

The presentation will address recent developments related to elemental 2D materials beyond graphene, with a focus on silicene, germanene, and arsenene. Several examples will be discussed in order to illustrate how computational theory based on first-principles calculations can contribute to understanding basic physical and chemical phenomena in 2D condensed matter. Silicene is of particular interest due to its compatibility with established Si technology. Regrettably, strong interaction with common substrates eliminates the Dirac states. Alternative substrates will be analyzed and the effects on silicone evaluated with respect to technological requirements. Germanene attracts more and more attention, because effects of spin-orbit coupling are accessible in contrast to lighter 2D materials. While the same is true for arsenene, the material's strongly buckled structure is not compatible with Dirac physics. Recovering the sp2 bonding, on the other hand, makes it possible to realize unusual properties.