Mini-Corso tenuto dal Prof. Mikhail Vasilevskiy (U. of Minho)

Mercoledì 30 Novembre e Giovedì 01 Dicembre 2022 alle ore 11
Aula A109 (Mercoledì) e Aula A104 (Giovedì)
Plasmonics, graphene and other 2D materials

Course contents:

1. Metals and free electron excitations (plasmons); localised and propagating surface plasmons, surface plasmon-polaritons (SPPs).

2. Graphene: crystal structure, chemical bonds, electron energy spectrum and electronic properties; brief overview of other properties and applications.

3. SPPs in graphene-based structures: dispersion relation, excitation methods; working principles of some sensing and optoelectronic devices.

4. Brief introduction to the non-linear optical properties of graphene.

5. (depending on time availability) Nearly 2D semiconductors, the transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs): electronic properties, excitons, selected applications.