Graphene and similar materials



Graphene and similar materials

Since 2004 and the discovery of Graphene and its unique electrical and magnetic properties there has been increasing interest in the research on Graphene, Graphene nanoribbons, Graphene nano-structures and other special 2D materials with honeycomb structure (e.g. Silecene and MoS2). It is anticipated that these materials will have potential applications in the future of nanoelectronics and spintronics.    

The main interest of our group is modeling and simulation of the electrical and magnetic behaviors of these materials in different conditions. Our calculations are mainly developed in real space in order to include disorder effects exactly. Then we compare the results of our relatively simple models with experiment.

In systems with larger atoms normally the effect of spin-orbit interaction play an important role. Such systems may have quantum spin hall effect and they will be candidate materials for the future of spintronic industry.