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Exploring Novel Dirac Electrons in Graphitic Materials Using Near-field Optical Nanoscopy

Speaker: Prof. SHI Zhiwen
School of Physics and Astronomy, Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Time: 2018-08-09 15:00
Place: ROOM 9004, Hefei National Laboratory Building


  Dirac electrons lead to unusual electronic and optical properties in graphitic materials (graphene, carbon nanotubes). Near-field optical nanoscopy is a powerful tool to study material properties at the nanometer scale. In this talk, I will first introduce the scanning near-field optical microscopy (SNOM) technique. Then I will discuss layer-stacking domain walls in bilayer graphene and its novel valley transport behavior. I will also talk about near-field optical imaging of Luttinger-liquid plasmons in single-walled carbon nanotubes.

Organizer: Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale

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