Condensed Matter Seminar: Noah F Q Yuan

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory (SPL), Room 52 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Moiré laboratory of rescaled solids: graphene and transition metal dichalcogenide systems
A moiré superlattice is formed by two similar lattices but with small lattice mismatch. Recently, exciting experimental results are reported in moiré superlattices of graphene and transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD). In this talk, I would like to discuss our theoretical understanding of such moiré systems. The take-home message is that, compared with atomic lattices, moiré superlattices can be regarded as rescaled solids with similar “chemistry”, but tunable band structure and interaction strength on the energy scale of 10~100 meV. The interplay between such “moiré chemistry” and Coulomb interactions lead to various correlated phases, which may help us to understand graphene [1, 2, 3] and TMD superlattices [4]. If there is time, weak coupling approach in momentum space [5, 6] will also be discussed.
[1] N. F. Q. Yuan and L. Fu, Phys. Rev. B 98, 045103 (2018).
[2] M. Koshino, N. F. Q. Yuan, T. Koretsune, M. Ochi, K. Kuroki, and L. Fu, Phys. Rev. X 8, 031087 (2018).
[3] H. Isobe, N. F. Q. Yuan, and L. Fu, Phys. Rev. X 8, 041041 (2018).
[4] Yang Zhang*, Noah F. Q. Yuan*, and Liang Fu, to appear on arXiv.
[5] Noah F. Q. Yuan, Hiroki Isobe, Liang Fu, arXiv:1901.05432 (2019), to appear on Nature Communications.
[6] Noah F. Q. Yuan, Liang Fu, arXiv:1910.10179 (2019).

Open to: 
General Public