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Unprecedented direct access to the novel properties of tantalum-based two-dimensional materials

PhD defence, Friday, 7 May 2021. Federico Andreatta.

2021.05.07 | Karen Konradi

Federico Andreatta

Time dependence of the excited-state signal in 2D TaS2 and spectral function simulations. The snapshots of the signal compose an "ultrafast movie" of the band structure

During his PhD studies, Federico Andreatta discovered and characterized the structure of tantalum-based materials that are only one-atom-thick. When matter is confined to such a low dimension, intriguing electronic properties arise. These were probed by Federico Andreatta for the first time on two-dimensional tantalum disulfide by means of a state-of-the-art technique that generates an ultrafast “movie” of the electrons in the energy- and momentum-space after being perturbed by an intense laser pulse. Such and related new research findings represent a first step toward the comprehension of quantum confinement and the implementation of quantum technologies for the production of clean energy.

The PhD study was completed at the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Aarhus University.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 7 May 2021 at 10:00
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Jill Miwa at miwa@phys.au.dk.

Title of PhD thesis: Structural and Electronic Properties of Tantalum-Based Two-Dimensional Materials

Contact information: Federico Andreatta, e-mail: federicoandreatta92@gmail.com, tel.: +45 53336136

Members of the assessment committee:

Associate Professor Evangelos Papalazarou, Laboratoire de Physique des Solides, CNRS, Univ. Paris-Sud, Université Paris-Saclay, France

Associate Professor Daniela Pacilè, Dipartimento di Fisica, Università della Calabria, Italy

Associate Professor Karsten Riisager (chairman), Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Associate Professor Jill Miwa, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Aarhus University, Denmark

Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.
Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.nat@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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