My research will focus on the investigation of the inherent properties and the tunability (by optical and electronic means) of a new intrinsic magnetic semiconductor, NiPS3. This material is the first example of semiconductor quantum well (QW) with intrinsic antiferromagnetic order. As the semiconductor QWs formed the foundation for our modern solid-state device technologies, we envision that these type of new materials with intrinsic magnetic order may lead to new energy efficient spintronic and optoelectronic devices, such as low energy consumption data storage and computing. These application potentials are well in-line with the mission of the Clean Energy Institute and may be an important cornerstone to global clean energy.
Advisor: Xiaodong Xu – Physics