Electronic Properties of Atomically Thin Nanomaterials: Theoretical Perspective
Atomically thin nanomaterials provide an ideal platform to explore the low-dimensional electronic properties with promising application possibilities. Due to the reduced dimensionality, the electronic degrees of freedom become constrained, leading to many exotic properties. I shall discuss about our research efforts to understand some of the interesting properties of this class of materials, e.g., Dirac electrons, edge states, spin-polarization, half-metallicity etc. and their correspondences with the experiments. I shall specially emphasize on the effect of electronic correlation in these systems with brief description of the theoretical methodologies involved.