13/05/2020, 11:00 — 12:00 — Room P1, Mathematics Building Online
Bruno Amorim, Universidade do Minho
Strain in two-dimensional materials
Graphene is the prototypical two-dimensional material. One of main features of two-dimensional materials is the ease with which their properties can be externally modified. Application of strain is one possible way. In this seminar we will review the geometrical description of strains in crystalline materials, with a focus on graphene. Using this method, we will study the form of the electron-lattice interaction. We will compare this model with the description of electrons in strained graphene in terms of a Dirac equation in curved space. An overview of anharmonic lattice effects in two-dimensional materials will also be made.