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2D Material Heterostructures and novel Twistronic Devices

Supervisors: Nicholas Hine (Physics), Neil Wilson (Physics)

Combining high performance and ultra-low power usage is the ultimate goal of materials technology for information processing. This research has led to whole new paradigms including “spintronics” and “valleytronics”. Most recently, widespread attention has focused on “twistronics”, exploring how properties of 2D materials can be dramatically altered by stacking them together with judiciously chosen interlayer “twist” angles. For example, graphene becomes superconducting when the relative alignment of two layers is “twisted” by magic angles of a few degrees. In this project we will develop and apply simulation-based means to design 2DM heterostructures “ab initio” for application to electronic devices.

2D Material Heterostructures and novel Twistronic Devices