2Exciting is a new European Training Network on two-dimensional semiconductors and their optoelectronic properties. The consortium includes universities and small companies across 10 countries, and is being coordinated by our long-term partner Thomas Heine at the TU Dresden.

Two-dimensional semiconducting materials offer unique ways to control their optical and electronic properties with more applications emerging quickly in diverse fields such as electronics, energy storage, sensors, and catalysis. In 2Exciting 15 Early Stage Researchers will be trained at the forefront of the development and innovation of novel two-dimensional semiconductors and their applications.

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Twisting van der Waals heterostructures is just one of the many options to tweak the optoelectronic properties of 2D semiconductors.
See e.g. Twist-angle-dependent interlayer exciton diffusion in WS2–WSe2 heterobilayers, Nature Materials, 19, 617–623(2020)

Method development 2D optoelectronics

SCM will focus on the development of new and improved methods to simulate optoelectronic properties in 2D materials. As such, we will host secondments from the Heine group. Within Amsterdam, a new ESR. Eduardo Spadetto will be co-supervised by Lucas Visscher at the VU University Amsterdam.

A Horizon 2020 ITN MSCA-ITN-ETN Project

‘2Exciting – Developing optoelectronics in two-dimensional semiconductors ‘ is a joint research and training project coordinated by Thomas Heine at TU Dresden. It is an EU-funded Innovative Training Network (Grant Agreement No 956813) in which 15 PhD students will be trained (Early-Stage Researchers, ESRs) in fundamental physics of the light-matter interaction in 2-dimensional semiconductors and their advanced applications.