This work is dedicated to the studies of novel van der Waals heterostructures using atomic force microscopy, raman spectroscopy, cryogenic magnetotransport measurements and convergent beam electron holographic technique. We start from the description of the fundamental properties of graphene and related two-dimensional materials, and then turn to discuss the methodology used to obtain the main results presented in this work. In particular, a detailed description of the procedures used to fabricate complex van der Waals heterostructures, to which this thesis is devoted, along with the operation principles of the advanced modes of atomic force microscopy will be given.
|Date of Award||31 Dec 2019|
- The University of Manchester
|Supervisor||Konstantin Novoselov (Supervisor) & Laura Fumagalli (Supervisor)|