20-22 September | Workshop

Twistronics of 2D materials: from modelling to real systems

Date :
20 September 2023 - 22 September 2023
Time :
All Day
Location :
National Graphene Institute
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National Graphene Institute (NGI) are running a workshop ‘Twistronics of 2D Materials: from modelling to real systems’ (20-23 September, 2023 in NGI in collaboration with YoungCentre@ICL, supported by Royce Institute, IoP, Ψk network, CCP9 network).

The workshop will take place in Manchester from September 20-22, 2023. The goal of the workshop is to bring together researchers from different modelling communities and experimentalists to discuss recent advances in the field of twistronics as well as future directions.


Wednesday, September 20

  • 9.30: Arrival, registration, coffee
  • 10.00: Welcome (Vladimir Falko, Johannes Lischner)
  • 10.10: Session 1: Twisted graphene materials I
  • 10.10: Tim Kaxiras (invited): Twisted bilayer graphene revisited: where is the “magic”?
  • 10.40: Niels Walet (contributed): Electronic structure inside the domain walls of twisted and strained graphene layers
  • 11.00: Alessandro Principi (contributed): Interlayer electron-hole friction in tunable twisted bilayer graphene semimetal
  • 11.20: Angelika Knothe (invited): Regular and chaotic electron dynamics in ballistic (twisted) bilayer graphene cavities
  • 11.50: Darryl Foo (contributed): Extended magic phase in twisted graphene multilayers
  • 12.10: Lunch & Poster session
  • 13.30: Session 2: Twisted graphene materials II
  • 13.30: Sid Parameswaran (invited): A Spiral Twist to the “Normal” State of Moiré Graphene
  • 14.00: Sankalpa Ghosh (contributed): Moiré fractals in twisted graphene layers
  • 14.20: Irina Grigorieva (invited): Robust one-dimensional Andreev states at AB/BA domain boundaries in bilayer graphene in quantum Hall regime
  • 14.50: Mohammed Al Ezzi (contributed): Topological Flat Bands in Graphene Super-moiré Lattices
  • 15.10: Coffee break
  • 15.30: Session 3: Twisted graphene materials III
  • 15.30: Artem Mishchenko (invited): Moiré effects in thick graphitic films with surface layer aligned with hBN 
  • 16.00: Mei-Yin Chou (contributed): Origin of Magic Angles in Twisted Bilayer Graphene: The Magic Ring
  • 16.20: Maxim Trushin (contributed): Electron pairing across a band intersection may create a highly conductive state
  • 16.40: Francesco Guinea (invited): Superconductivity in graphene stacks.

Thursday, September 21

  • 9.20: Session 1: Twisted TMDs I
  • 9.20: Steven Louie (invited): Excitons and photophysics of 2D van der Waals structures
  • 9.50: Sufei Shi (invited): Valley-polarized Exitonic Mott Insulator in WS2/WSe2 Moiré Superlattices
  • 10.20: Coffee break
  • 10.40: Session 2: Twisted TMDs II
  • 10.40: Brian Gerardot (invited): Optically probing correlated states in mult-orbital moiré systems
  • 11.10: Andres Grandos del Aguila (contributed): Ultrafast exciton fluid flow in an atomically-thin MoS2 semiconductor
  • 11.30: Guang-Yu Guo (contributed): Ab initio studies of nonlinear optical responses of 2D semiconductors
  • 11.50: Samuel Magorrian (contributed): One-dimensional confinement in moiré superlattices of twisted 1T’-WTe2 bilayers
  • 12.10: Mike Kalitievskiy (contributed): Symmetry-broken vortices in domain wall networks in TMD heterostructures
  • 12.30: Lunch & Poster session
  • 13.30: Session 3: Twisted TMDs III
  • 13.30: Adina Luican-Mayer (invited)
  • 14.00: Andor Kormanyos (contributed): Induced spin-orbit coupling in twisted graphene-TMDC heterobilayers
  • 14.20: Kristian Thygesen (invited): Emergent properties of van der Waals bilayers revealed by computational stacking
  • 14.50: Coffee break
  • 15.10: Session 4: Twisted TMDs IV
  • 15.10: Nicholas Hine (invited): Combining Large Scale DFT and Machine Learned Interatomic Potentials to Simulate Twisted Bilayers, Heterostructures and Alloys of 2D Materials
  • 15.40: Pierre Pantaleon-Peralta (contributed): Designing Moiré Patterns by Strain


Friday, September 22

Session 1:

  • 9.20:Sarah Haigh(invited): Understanding Twisted 2D material heterostructures Using Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy
  • 9.50:Neil Drummond(invited): Adhesion of Graphene to Hexagonal Boron Nitride
  • 10.20: Coffee break

Session 2:

  • 10.40:Dahlia Klein(invited): Atomic SET: a new technique for high-resolution potential imaging
  • 11.10:Lorenzo Sponza(contributed): Electronic structure and optical response of twisted boron nitride bilayers
  • 11.30:Sushant Kumar Behera(contributed): Engineering Moiré Potential Induced Electronic Structure in van der Waals heterostructure
  • 11.50:Allan MacDonald(invited):
  • 12.20: Closing (Vladimir Falko, Johannes Lischner)

Register to attend, and submit abstracts for contributed talks (15+5 mins) and posters here. Registration and abstract submission deadline: 15 July 2023. Registration by September 1, 2023.