In about the time it takes most of us to have dinner, attend this talk, and return home, two more papers on the subject of the two-dimensional layered transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) will be published, an impressive level of scientific activity which was inspired by the similarity of the TMD materials to graphene.
Despite this recent explosion of interest, TMDs are hardly familiar materials for the general public or even for most physicists. This talk will review the history and fundamentals of these materials, the reasons for the current excitement that they generate, and their growing role in the context of nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
In particular, we will discuss some of our latest findings on some particularly exotic members of the TMD family that are being studied at the University of Bath. Their story will take us from Cambridge of the 1960s to an island off the Kamchatka Peninsula in 1994 and from 1920s Kolkata (Calcutta) to the suburbs of Paris this year.
IOP Contact: Alessandro Narduzzo
Tel: 01225 383324 e-mail: A.Narduzzo@bath.ac.uk
Free entry and no need to register.
Talks begin at 7pm, doors open at 6.30pm for tea/coffee/biscuits.