Project A09

In this project we will enhance spin-orbit interaction in graphene in a controlled fashion by contact to transition metal dichalcogenides, such as WSe2 and also by intercalation of metal atoms. In particular, we will realize a spatially varying spin-orbit interaction strength. By using complementary methods, such as spin transport, spin Hall effect or weak antilocalization, we will characterize the effect strength. The experiments will be guided by DFT based modeling.