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.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-STG - Starting Grant
6525 XZ Nijmegen
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