"Graphene: Opportunities from its giant electrostatic tunability of Fermi level"

Dr. Ming Liu, University of California, Berkeley

February 21st (Tuesday), 10:00am
Engineering Science Building (ESB), Rm 2001
NOTE: Date changed to Tues, Feb 21

Graphene, a single layer of carbon atoms, exhibits giant tunability of its Fermi level which is a sharp contrast to the fixed work functions in bulk materials. Consequently, many physical parameters of nano-materials may also be actively controlled through graphene, which are difficult through other means. I will talk about the vast opportunities offered by the giant tunability of graphene, especially for optical communication and catalysis. In the end of the seminar, I will briefly introduce my research on plasmonic force, and its application on precision measurement.

About Dr. Ming Liu:

Ming received his B.S and M.S. in Physics from Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. He did his doctoral work in the SINAM lab at UC Berkeley under Prof. Xiang Zhang. He demonstrated the first graphene-based optical modulator, and the first nanoscale plasmonic motor. His current research interests include graphene-based optoelectronics, catalysis, and optical forces.

Hosted by: Professor John Bowers