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MSE Seminar: “VdW Heterostructures: A New Route to Designing Quantum Material” (Princeton University)
March 21 at 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
From superconductivity to fractionalized particles, fascinating phenomena arise in quantum materials due to the collective behaviors of electrons. These quantum effects challenge our understanding of nature and open up new possibilities for future technologies in quantum information. In my talk, I will discuss the use of van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures to create new quantum materials. These heterostructures, made by mechanically assembling layers of two-dimensional materials together, offer a new way to create quantum matter and break through traditional material synthesis limitations.
Postdoctoral Fellow, Princeton University
Xiaomeng Liu is a PCCM (Princeton Center for Complex Materials) postdoctoral fellow in Professor Ali Yazadani’s group at Princeton University. He did his undergraduate study at Peking University and obtained his Ph.D. from Harvard University working with Professor Philip Kim, where he focused on creating new quantum states of matter in heterostructures of two-dimensional materials. His current research is dedicated to using scanning tunneling microscopes to study and understand quantum phenomena in two-dimensional materials. He recently received the 2023 Lee Osheroff Richardson (LOR) Science Prize.