Special Issue "Actuators Based on Two-Dimensional Materials"

A special issue of Actuators (ISSN 2076-0825).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 March 2019) | Viewed by 320

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have many superior properties, which are quite different from those of conventional three-dimensional (3D) materials. For example, they have an ultra-high Young modulus, negative coefficient of thermal expansion, flexibility and high mobility of graphene, which can enable novel actuators with new functionalities. This Special Issue is aimed at taking advantage of 2D materials, with a particular emphasis on the actuator: 2D material-based actuators. These actuators can be built in many difference ways (such as mechanical exfoliation, chemical vapor deposition, chemical solution production). One such method is using 2D materials themselves as actuators. The 2D materials can be also combined with other materials to form 2D mixtures/polymers. Another way to build 2D materials based actuators is by inserting 2D materials into conventional 3D actuators, serving as interface layers or electrodes. The movement of a 2D actuator can be at the nanoscale, microscale, or macroscale. The 2D material-based actuators can be driven by many ways (such as thermal gradient, electrical signal, light, and magnetic field). Either enhanced performance or new functionalities are particularly encouraged for this topic.

Dr. He Tian
Guest Editor

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  • two-dimensional materials
  • graphene
  • mechanical exfoliation
  • chemical vapor deposition
  • negative coefficient of thermal expansion
  • new functionalities

Published Papers

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