CASUS Institute Seminar, Agnieszka Kuc, Research Team Leader, Center for Advanced Systems Understanding CASUS, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).

Abstract of the talk// Two-dimensional (2D) materials have gained a lot of attention in the past decade because of their extraordinary properties, often complementary to their bulk forms. The most striking example is graphene with Dirac cones and massless Dirac fermions or topological and superconducting properties in the bilayer form with magic twist angles. Beside graphene, to date, there is a large variety of 2D materials, including, e.g., inorganic transition-metal dichalcogenides, organic 2D polymers, or mixed 2D perovskites. In Agnieszka’s group, these materials and their physical and chemical properties are studied using quantum-mechanical methods, but where required, more approximate semi-empirical or classical methods. 2D materials are applicable in nanoelectronics, twisttronics, catalysis, sensing devices, just to name a few. In this talk, Agnieszka will outline some of the group’s activities, especially in collaborations with experimental partners.

Agnieszka will be talking live in Görlitz. However, as the event is organized in a hybrid format that includes a videoconferencing tool by Zoom Inc., people interested in the topic have the chance to also join the talk remotely. Please ask for the login details via