Advanced scanning probe microscopy studies on the atomically thin films
speaker: Shuai-Hua Ji (Tsinghua University)
place: Room w563, Physics building, Peking University
time: 3:00 pm, Sept. 13, 2023 (Wednesday)


Atomically thin films, which can be viewed as ideal two-dimensional physical systems, usually exhibit many unusual properties absent in the bulk counterparts. Our works mainly focus on the growth of these low-dimensional materials by molecular beam epitaxy, and in situ characterization of their electronic and transport properties by our advanced scanning probe microscopy. In this talk, I will present our recent progress on several different ultra-thin films: (1) the oscillation of electronic-band-gap size induced by crystalline symmetry change in ultrathin PbTe Films [1], (2) the BCS-BEC crossover of FeSe monolayer near the charge neutrality point [2], (3) direct visualization of electric current induced dipoles of atomic impurities in bilayer graphene by scanning tunneling potentiometry [3].


[1] Kai Chang et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 131, 016202 (2023).

[2] Haicheng Lin et al., Phys. Rev. B 107, 104517 (2023).

[3] Yauwu Liu et al., arXiv:2309.01182.