Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Layered Van der Waals solids, due to their highly anisotropic structure as well as their availability in mono, few and multi-layer form constitute a perfect playground, where a variety of possibility in structural variation as well as functionalities are expected. This potentially gives rise to a library of unique and fascinating 2D materials systems. These systems appear to demonstrate some spectacular variety of fundamental physics as well as indicate that some of these systems can be beneficial for several niche applications directly or indirectly resulting from their electrical and optical properties.
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