Physics of Interfaces and Layered Structures

Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden. August 24th to September 11th, 2015.

A major direction of research in contemporary condensed matter physics is the effort to design materials with specific functionality by utilizing the unique properties of interfaces between materials of different types. The prospect of using the interface between two-dimensional layers at the nanoscale provides many potential avenues for tailoring materials. In the last few years we have seen rapid expansion in the field of artificial two-dimensional structures that possess many interesting and useful properties. Combining layers of these atomically thin crystals with, for example, superconducting or ferromagnetic layers opens a huge new number of possible configurations not available in bulk crystals, with the potential for engineering precise device characteristics. In this program, we bring together experimentalists and theorists to review the current status of this burgeoning field, identify the crucial areas where progress can be made, and foster collaborations and partnerships to vigorously pursue these goals.


Gracias a Leni Bascones (ICMM-CSIC) por enviarnos la información.