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Light-matter interaction in atomically thin two-dimensional materials beyond graphene

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  • Full or part time
    Prof A Tartakovskii
    Dr D Krizhanovskii
  • Application Deadline
    No more applications being accepted
  • Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)
    Funded PhD Project (UK Students Only)

Project Description

The isolation of single-atomic layer graphene has led to a surge of interest in a large family of layered crystals with strong in-plane bonds and weak, van der Waals-like, interlayer coupling. Structures made by vertical stacking of different atomically thin 2D crystals provide a platform for creating new artificial materials with potential for discoveries and applications. In this PhD project you will work on exploring the potential of van der Waals nanolayer structures in photonics. We focus on studies of the light-matter interaction in 2D materials embedded in microcavities, opening new possibilities to explore and harness non-linear and quantum optics, and progress beyond the state-of-the-art in new materials physics and device applications. You will work closely with two expert supervisors Prof Alexander Tartakovskii and Dr Dmitry Krizhanovskii, whose groups have joined their effort and lead in the studies of light-matter interaction in 2D materials. Their research groups include 8 PhD students and 4 postdocs, with whom you will work as part of the joint team. You will perform advanced optics experiments in the state-of-the-art laboratories of the Sheffield group, work on novel device fabrication in the modern clean room and collaborate with leading groups around the world on 2D physics and technology. See further details at http://ldsd.group.shef.ac.uk/research/2d-materials/ and https://ldsd.group.shef.ac.uk/research/polaritons/

Science Graduate School:
As a PhD student in one of the science departments at the University of Sheffield, you’ll be part of the Science Graduate School – a community of postgraduate researchers working across biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics and psychology. You’ll get access to training opportunities designed to support your career development by helping you gain professional skills that are essential in all areas of science. You’ll be able to learn how to recognise good research and research behaviour, improve your communication abilities and experience technologies that are used in academia, industry and many related careers. Visit http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/sgs to learn more.

Funding Notes

A fully funded PhD on this topic is available for UK students.

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