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Quantifying electron-electron forces at the atomic scale

Project description

Probing electron correlation dynamics in two-dimensional materials

Two-dimensional (2D) materials present exotic quantum phases of matter – unconventional superconductivity, novel insulating phases and exotic magnetic order. These phenomena can be leveraged to create new forms of energy-efficient technologies. Fundamental understanding and exploration of 2D materials hinge on the ability to study electron–electron interactions. Electron correlations are the key driving forces behind these exotic quantum phases. The EU-funded DeQ project will investigate the role of electron correlations and their interplay with structural and spin degrees of freedom at the single-atom level in insulating quantum phases of novel 2D materials. The project will quantify atomic-scale charge and spin order at transitions between different quantum phases in three classes of hallmark 2D materials: twisted bilayers, correlated quasi-2D compounds and 2D magnetic materials.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant

Host institution

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 912 095

Beneficiaries (1)

STICHTING KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 912 095
Address
Houtlaan 4
6525 XZ Nijmegen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments