Two-Dimensional Materials

Two-dimensional (2D) inorganic materials at the quantum confinement limit are emerging as an important class of nanomaterials for novel applications in information technology,optoelectronics, spintronics, energy storage and conversion technologies. Recent advances in 2D materials started a new era of low-dimensional materials with extraordinary chemical and physical properties, ranging from insulators to semiconductors to metals and even superconductors. These materials are not only significantly different when compared to their bulk counterparts but also display unusual properties due to the much enhanced quantum confinement in two dimensions and their high surface-to-volume ratios. 2D materials provide a wide range of structural, thermal, chemical, optical, magnetic, electrical, and mechanical properties that are otherwise unattainable.

STEAM Lab focuses on predicting/engineering two-dimensional materials and their heterostructures using Quantum Mechanical simulations for next generation optoelectronic and spintronic devices and green energy related research.