Special Issue "Ultrathin Two-dimensional (2D) Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 November 2017
Over the last few decades, materials researchers have focused their attention and research efforts on developing new materials for eventual exploitation in real applications.
Ultrathin two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials are receiving increasing interest after the discovery of exfoliated graphene from graphite in 2004. These 2D nanomaterials, like graphene, are crystalline materials consisting of a single layer of atoms. They have some unique properties that strongly differ from zero- (0D, like nanoparticles) or one- (1D, nanowires and nanotubes) dimensional materials.
Graphene is an ideal, single-atom-thick, crystalline carbon film exhibiting various unprecedented properties, such as high carrier mobility, large theoretical specific surface area, and excellent optical transparency. Their electronic structure is among the manifold attractive features of ultrathin 2D nanomaterials. It is highly sensitive to chemical modification, and in particular to doping and adsorption of other molecules or materials. This can be exploited in devices for applications such as photovoltaics, electrodes and sensors.
This Special Issue mainly focuses on presenting a comprehensive overview of the new developments in the field, specifically with regard to the promising approaches that will contribute to the further development of this field. Recent advances in science and technology will be addressed, including fabrication techniques, growth mechanisms of novel high-performance materials with improved properties, and advanced processing technologies.
We invite you to submit a manuscript for this Special Issue. Full papers, communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Prof. Dr. Elisabetta Comini
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- 2D allotropes
- Transition metal di-chalcogenides
- 2D compounds
- 2D organic materials
- Synthesis and characterization of 2D materials
- 2D crystals
- Mono-layer materials