Kim, Youngwook (김영욱)


Physics Materials Science


● 2D Materials
● Strongly Correlated Electrons
● Quantum Engineering
● Quantum Nano Device
● Quantum Transport


Ph. D., POSTECH, Korea

Postdoctoral Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany (2015-2019)
Alexander von Humboldt Fellow (2017-2019)






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Our Researches

The study of two dimensional electron systems with extraordinarily low levels of disorder was for a long time the exclusive privilege of the epitaxial thin film research community. The successful isolation of graphene by mechanical exfoliation has however been truly disruptive. Furthermore, the assembly of heterostructures consisting of several layers of different 2D materials in arbitrary order by exploiting van der Waals forces has truly been a game changer in the field of low dimensional physics. With these technique, we will build new quantum materials based on atomically thin 2D materials and explore quantum physics in this lovely quantum devices at extreme conditions.

Representative Publications

Youngwook Kim, Patrick Heringer, Kenji Watanabe, Takasi Taniguchi, and Jurgen H. Smet “Reliable post-processing improvement of van der Waals heterostructures” ACS Nano, 13, 14182-14190 (2019)

Soudabeh Mashhadi*, Youngwook Kim*, Jeongwoo Kim, Daniel Weber, Takashi Tanaguchi, Kenji Watanabe, Noejung Park, Bettina Lotsch, Jurgen H. Smet, Marko Burghard, and Klaus Kern, “Spin-split Band Hybridization in Graphene Proximitized with a-RuCl3 Nanosheets” Nano Letters 19, 4659-4665 (2019)

Youngwook Kim, Ajit C. Barlram, Kenji Watanabe, Takasi Taniguchi, Jainandra .K. Jain and Jurgen H. Smet. “Even-denominator Fractional Quantum Hall States in Higher Landau Levels of Graphene” Nature Physics 15, 154-158 (2019)

Youngwook Kim, Patrick Heringer, Pilkyung Moon, Mikito Koshino, Kenji Watanabe, Takasi Taniguchi, and Jurgen H. Smet “Charge Inversion and Topological Phase Transition at a Twist Angle Induced van Hove Singularity of Bilayer Graphene” Nano Letters 16, 5053–5059 (2016)

Youngwook Kim, Dong Su Lee, Suyoung Jung, Viera Skákalová, T. Taniguchi, K. Watanabe, Jun Sung Kim, and Jurgen H. Smet “Fractional Quantum Hall States in Bilayer Graphene Probed by Transconductance Fluctuations” Nano Letters 15, 7445 (2015)

Youngwook Kim, Hoyeol Yun, Seung-Geol Nam, Minhyeok Son, Dong Su Lee, Dong Chul Kim, S. Seo, Hee Cheul Choi, Hu-Jong Lee, Sang Wook Lee, and Jun Sung Kim “Breakdown of the Interlayer Coherence in Twisted Bilayer Graphene” Physical Review Letters 110, 096602 (2013)