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Electronic Transport in 2D Materials and Interfaces with Strong Spin-Orbit Interaction

ContributorsMauro, Diego
Defense date2020-12-14
Abstract

Graphene is the name given to a sheet of carbon atoms arranged in a honeycomb lattice. Although its electronic properties have been investigated since the 1940s. graphene remained for long a mere academic curiosity. The reason is because 2D materials were believed to be not present in nature. In 2004 A. Geim and K. Novoselov at the University of Manchester, showed that graphene can be isolated by peeling-off layers of natural graphite. In the years a surge of interest in searching others 2D materials started with an unprecedented pace. According to the most recent calculations, around 1800 2D compounds thermodynamically stable and exfoliable are waiting to be grown and investigated. This thesis focuses on the study of 2D materials with a focus on the spin-orbit interaction that plays an important role in the electronic properties. We present a detailed experimental study of the electronic properties of these materials.

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Keywords
  • Graphene
  • Spin-Orbit Interaction
  • 2D materials
  • Van der Waals heterostructures
  • Topology
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MAURO, Diego. Electronic Transport in 2D Materials and Interfaces with Strong Spin-Orbit Interaction. 2020. doi: 10.13097/archive-ouverte/unige:148474
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