Carbononics - Future of Microelectronics?

Speaker:Prof. Pawel Hawrylak
Affiliation:Quantum Theory Group Department of Physics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa ON Canada, K1N 6N5
Organizer: David Gershoni
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

We describe here results of our recent theoretical work aiming at design of graphene nanostructures capable of realizing the three functionalities of a quantum circuit: electronics, photonics and spintronics, in a single material and at the nanoscale[1]. Integration of these different functionalities using graphene quantum dots may enable a unified approach to Information and Communication Technologies - carbononics. The design tools include size, shape, type of edge, sublattice symmetry, topology, number of layers and carrier density in graphene quantum dots[1-7]. In particular, engineering sublattice symmetry opens new opportunities in voltage and light control of magnetic moments, size engineering leads to optical gaps from THz to UV while shape engineering leads to a degenerate exciton spectrum allowing for the generation of entangled photon pairs via XX-X cascade[7]. Geometry and e-e interactions allow for the integration of topologically protected states of matter into carbononics[8-10]. The effect of replacing carbon atoms with W and S2 and resulting valley effects [11] , including possible broken symmetry Valley Polarized state will be given[11].



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