DFG funding: ultra-thin transition metal telluride films
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) has awarded funding to the group for the investigation of the growth and structure of ultra-thin transition metal telluride films. Such films find applications as thermoelectrics, sensors, phase-change materials, etc. But more intriguing are properties emerging from the non-trivial topological nature of their band structures particularly in the single-layer limit. The aim of the project is to grow a selection of systems by physical vapor deposition in ultra-high vacuum and investigate their crystalline structure and electronic properties.
The DFG grant number is 497265814.