A 25 h series of courses devoted to the basics of 2D materials and research on these materials in Grenoble will be held from the 4th to the 8th of June, 2018, with the support of the local Nanosciences Foundation.

Grenoble is a lively breeding ground for 2D materials – graphene, boron nitride, transition metal dichalcogenides, ultrathin oxides, etc. This is one of the very few places worldwide involving such a high number of scientists. Overall about 10 large research laboratories are concerned, all supported by Grenoble Alpes University, CEA, CNRS, Grenoble INP, and INRIA.

The courses will be given by local actors. They are primarily intended for undergraduate students and young researchers, and are also open to other local staff with interest in this actively developing field. Four main topics will be covered: basic properties, materials science, analytical techniques and physical properties.

Registration is free but compulsory, and must be completed before the 25th of May, 2018, using the following link. Meals will be at the participants' expense, except for a lunch buffet offered the last day. The courses will be held on the CNRS campus (exact location to be announced).

The courses are eligible as part of the training program to be completed by Ph.D. students registered at Grenoble's Physics Doctoral School in relation with their research topic. A certificate will be delivered for subsequent validation of the 25 h of courses by the Doctoral School.

Provisional list of courses: (detailed schedule to be announced)

  • Structural properties of 2D materials (J. Coraux)
  • Group theory applied to 2D materials (B. Canals)
  • Introduction to the Berry phase (P. Bruno)
  • Electronic band structure of 2D materials (A. Cresti)
  • Vibrational properties of 2D materials (D. Basko)
  • 2D materials preparation, including MBE and CVD (M. Jamet, J. Coraux)
  • Preparation and characterization of van der Waals heterostructures (V. Bouchiat)
  • Graphene-based materials for electrochemical storage and conversion (F. Duclairoir, L. Dubois)
  • 2D Materials probed by diffraction techniques (G. Renaud)
  • Scanning probe microscopies applied to 2D materials (V. Renard, C. Chapelier, P. Mallet, J.-Y. Veuillen)
  • Electronic microscopies and spectroscopies of 2D materials (O. Renault, H. Okuno)
  • Electronic transport in 2D materials (Th. Champel)
  • Spintronic with 2D materials (M. Jamet, M. Chshiev)
  • Electro/opto mechanics with 2D materials (O. Arcizet)
  • Excitons in 2D materials (J. Kazsprack, C. Faugeras)
  • Quantum phase transitions in/with 2D materials (P. Rodière, M.-A. Méasson)
  • 2D materials for topological matter (M. Orlita)
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Commissariat à l'énergie atomique et aux énergies alternatives
Laboratoire d'alliances nanosciences-énergies du futur
Fondation Nanosciences
Université Grenoble Alpes
Institut polytechnique de Grenoble
Cross-disciplinary project NEED