Berkeley Lab

Strain-driven phase transitions in 2D van der Waals based devices

By Shannon Ciston

Over 100 participants were in attendance to hear the latest research developments from Stephen Wu, Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and of Physics, at the University of Rochester. Professor Wu described a compelling case for the power of quantum scale materials science to drive the development of new electronic devices. Today’s talk, Strain-driven phase transitions in 2D van der Waals based devices, described work at the Molecular Foundry to explore 2D strain engineering to identify new phases in MoTe2 that are sensitive to strain, and multiscale computational modeling of dynamic strain engineering in 2D systems. The session had an engaged group of listeners, eager to see the next developments out of Professor Wu’s Nanoelectronic and Quantum Device Laboratory.