Homepage of the 2nd Institute of Physics, RWTH Aachen - News

Current events

Next talk on Tuesday in 3 days by Mrityunjay Pandey .

News 27.07.2022
New publication: Transport spectroscopy of ultraclean tunable band gaps in bilayer graphene

Site Content:

← Back to the full news list.

News 12.08.2021

New publication: Dynamics of 2D material membranes


2D Materials 8, 042001 (2021)
The dynamics of suspended two-dimensional (2D) materials has received increasing attention during the last decade, yielding new techniques to study and interpret the physics that governs the motion of atomically thin layers. This has led to insights into the role of thermodynamic and nonlinear effects as well as the mechanisms that govern dissipation and stiffness in these resonators. In this review, we present the current state-of-the-art in the experimental study of the dynamics of 2D membranes. The focus will be both on the experimental measurement techniques and on the interpretation of the physical phenomena exhibited by atomically thin membranes in the linear and nonlinear regimes. We will show that resonant 2D membranes have emerged both as sensitive probes of condensed matter physics in ultrathin layers, and as sensitive elements to monitor small external forces or other changes in the environment. New directions for utilizing suspended 2D membranes for material characterization, thermal transport, and gas interactions will be discussed and we conclude by outlining the challenges and opportunities in this upcoming field.

read more