Engineering interlayer hybridization in van der Waals bilayers

Elyse Barré, Medha Dandu, Sudipta Kundu, Aditya Sood, Felipe H. da Jornada, Archana Raja

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In the decade since the introduction of van der Waals (vdW) heterostructures for designer devices, there has been an abundance of studies on the artificial assembly of vdW heterostructures for light–matter interactions, charge and energy transport, and other condensed matter phenomena. The interlayer interactions or hybridization in these systems non-trivially impact their physical characteristics and are sensitive to a complex set of interdependent, externally tunable parameters. There lacks a coherent perspective on how these external stimuli can be used together to engineer materials with desired properties. Here, we systematically address how interlayer hybridization in semiconducting vdW bilayers can be controlled for the realization of different properties in vertically stacked structures. We also discuss new research directions to engineer the interactions beyond bilayers and highlight opportunities that arise when different tuning parameters are simultaneously coupled.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalNature Reviews Materials
StateAccepted/In press - 2024

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Biomaterials
  • Energy (miscellaneous)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Materials Chemistry


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