The Department of Physics is delighted to welcome Prof Amalia Patanè (University of Nottingham) to give the fourth Physics Department Colloquium of Semester 2 2023/24. Please join us to listen to Prof Amalia Patanè's seminar titled 'Emergent atomically-thin semiconductors'.
A reception will be held directly after the seminar, where tea and coffee will be provided.
The seminar is open to anyone from the university, students are encouraged to attend.
Emergent atomically-thin semiconductors
Atomically-thin semiconductors present an opportunity to revolutionize modern science and technologies. However, transforming the semiconductor landscape requires new scalable materials. In particular, the design of advanced functionalities for future electronic components relies on high-quality heterostructures, which are still difficult to create and characterize. Here, I will present my research on atomically-thin semiconductors, also referred to as two-dimensional semiconductors (2SEM), and a bespoke facility (EPI2SEM) for the EPitaxial growth and In situ analysis of 2SEM in ultra-high vacuum (UHV). By integration of growth, scanning probe microscopy and electron spectroscopy in UHV, we can create atomically-thin semiconductors and heterostructures with engineered electronic properties beyond the current state-of-the-art.
Amalia Patanè studied at the University of Rome “La Sapienza” where she received her MSc in Physics (1994) and PhD (1998). She then moved to the School of Physics and Astronomy at Nottingham where she has been Professor of Physics (since 2011) and Director of Research (2019-23). Her research achievements in semiconductor physics were recognized by the Sir Charles Vernon Boys Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics (2007), an EPSRC Advanced Research Fellowship (2004-09), a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship (2017-19), a Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) President’s International Fellowship Award (2018-19), and an honorary professorship at the Institute of Semiconductors, CAS, Beijing (2019- to date). Since 2015, Patanè is the UK Director and Council member of the European Magnetic Field Laboratory, a national facility of the EPSRC for development and use of high magnetic fields. Also, she leads at Nottingham the EPI2SEM facility for the EPitaxial growth and In-situ analysis of 2-dimensional SEMiconductors (https://bit.ly/3zN00dx). EPI2SEM is now a hub for development of next generation semiconductors for science and technologies.