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Physics Colloquium - Dr. Sumandeep Kaur

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Thursday, April 8, 2021, 4 pm– 5 pm

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Dr. Sumandeep Kaur, post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at Michigan Tech University will be presenting at this week's physics colloquium. Dr. Kaur is a computational physicist with a specialization in electronic structure theory. Her talk is entitled "First-Principles Study of Phosphorene and its Heterostructures". Please join the presentation on Thursday, April 8th at 4:00pm via Zoom. 

Abstract: Graphene has revolutionized material research at the nanoscale after its synthesis and characterization in 2004. Despite the unique properties, e.g. high electrical conductivity, carrier mobility, and flexibility that this material offers, it cannot be used in practical applications due to the absence of a bandgap. Hence a quest for other 2D materials that could complement Graphene began leading to the experimental realization of phosphorene which is an atomic monolayer of phosphorus atoms. It is a direct bandgap semiconductor and offers high carrier mobility, and offers a variety of allotropes that are structurally different and exhibit distinct properties. In this talk, I will discuss the structural, electronic, and optical properties of phosphorene allotropes, their heterostructures with other 2D materials, and their applications for devices[1-6].

Bio:  Dr. Sumandeep Kaur is a computational physicist with a specialization in electronic structure theory. She is working as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physics at Michigan Tech after receiving a Ph.D. from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, India in 2019. Her research focuses on predicting the structure-property relationship in two-dimensional materials employing state-of-the-art theoretical methods to explore their applications in energy-related areas.

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