Special Issue on 2D Materials and Van Der Waals Heterostructures

Submission Deadline: Feb. 28, 2017

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Jingchao Zhang
      Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA
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    • Yang Hong
      Department of Chemistry,University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, USA
  • Introduction

    Two-dimensional (2D) materials provide a playground that allows the creation of van der Waals heterostructures with various properties. One atom-thick monolayers, collectively covering a broad range of properties, now comprise a large family of these materials. The most outstanding material to be included is graphene, which is a zero-overlap semimetal. Other types of materials, such as metals (e.g., NbSe2), semiconductors (e.g., MoS2), and insulators [e.g., hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN)] have also been discovered. Unexpectedly, the mechanical/thermal/optical/electrical properties of these 2D materials are often very different from those of their 3D counterparts. Additionally, many thought-provoking questions have been raised in the studies of familiar phenomena, such as superconductivity or ferromagnetism, in the 2D case where no long-range order exists. Holding together by van der Waals forces, the combination of several 2D crystals in one vertical stack provides a plethora of opportunities which allow a far greater number of combinations than any traditional growth method. With the ever-increasing members of 2D structures, the properties of the heterostructures that could be created with atomic precision need to be further explored urgently.

    Aims and Scope:

    Properties of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC)
    Phase transitions in 2D materials
    Semiconducting group-VIB dichalcogenides
    Phosphorene and group-IV monochalcogenides
    Novel van der Waals heterostructures
    Growing van der Waals heterostructures
    Van der Waals heterostructures for photovoltaic applications

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