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AP Seminar - Atomic Structure-properties Study of Defects in Emerging 2D Materials

Poster for Website_Atomic structure-propert
  • Date

    31 Jul 2023

  • Organiser

  • Time

    10:00 - 11:00

  • Venue

    CD620, 6/F, Wing CD, PolyU Map  


Prof. Junhao Lin


Two-dimensional (2D) materials are considered to be the candidates for future nano-electronic, optoelectronic and spintronics applications. It is well known that defects are determinant to the properties of materials, thus understanding defects in 2D materials serves as the key step for functionality engineering and improved performance in devices. In this talk, I will first show the atomic scale structure-properties correlation studies of various defect structures in emerging 2D materials, by quantitative intensity analysis in a low-voltage scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM). Secondly, I will introduce the universal strategy to over the structural degradation problem of air-sensitive 2D materials. We develop a home-built interconnected inert gas protection system compatible with atomic STEM imaging, and I will show the recent breakthroughs in structure-properties correlation of various air-sensitive 2D materials. Examples including but not limit to: monolayer amorphous carbon where the high-density distorted defect network contribute to its ultrahigh mechanical toughness; intrinsic defect structures in air-sensitive WTe2/MoTe2 monolayer and their heterostructures with resonating phonon vibrations; superlattice reconstruction in dative epitaxial heterostructure and self-intercalated 2D magnetic heterojunction with exotic magnetic responses, etc.

Keynote Speaker

Prof. Junhao Lin

Associate Professor

Department of Physics

Southern University of Science and Technology

Prof. Junhao Lin obtained his PhD degree of Physics from Vanderbilt University, USA, in 2015. He was trained in both theoretical density functional theory (DFT) and experimental scanning transmission electron microscopy (STEM), in which he combines these two techniques synergistically to investigate the structure-property correlations in two-dimensional (2D) materials. He had his postdoctoral work as a JSPS fellow in AIST, Tsukuba, Japan from 2015-2018, hosted by Dr. Kazu Suenaga, and continue the research mostly in 2D materials with low-voltage monochromatic S/TEM. He is now an associate professor in the Department of Physics, Southern University of Science and Technology (SuSTech). His main research direction includes analysis of complex defect structures in novel 2D materials, real time in-situ observation of the dynamical processes in structural transition of materials under various environmental stimulations, and the development of stable 2D ferromagnetic and ferroelectric materials. He has published more than 110 journal papers, including first/corresponding authored paper in Nature, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Materials, PRL and etc, with a total citation of more than 11000 times, H-index 43 (GoS data).

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