Special Issue "Integration of 2D Materials for Electronics Applications"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2017)
Dr. Filippo Giannazzo
Two-dimensional (2D) crystals and their vertical/lateral heterostructures are currently the subject of massive research interests, both for fundamental science and for technological applications in diverse fields, such as electronics, optoelectronics, quantum metrology, spintronics, membranes, energy conversion/storage, and sensing.
Integration of 2D materials within real device structures currently represents the main challenge to move from the laboratory stage to industrial applications, especially in the fields of electronics/optoelectronics. This implies addressing several complex material science and processing issues, including: (i) the growth of high electronic quality 2D crystals on large area, and non-destructive transfer to the target substrate, when needed; (ii) the fabrication of contacts for optimal current injection at 3D/2D materials interface; and (iii) the deposition of thin dielectric films on the chemically inert surface of Van der Waals crystals.
This Special Issue will be dedicated to discussing recent developments associated with 2D material integration for electronics applications. Contributions are invited on these topics, with special emphasis on (but not limited to):
Controlled synthesis of high electronic quality 2D materials (including graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, boron nitride, phosphorene, silicene, germanene, stanene) and van der Waals heterostructures on large area.
Processing issues for the fabrication of devices based on 2D materials and heterostructures (contacts, dielectrics, passivation) both on conventional and flexible substrates.
Integration of 2D materials with conventional semiconductors for electronics/optoelectronics.
2D materials based devices (lateral and vertical architectures) and their applications: RF analogue, digital, sensing, etc.
Advanced characterisation of electronic, optical and mechanical properties.
Modelling of properties and devices based on 2D materials and heterostructures.
Dr. Filippo Giannazzo
Dr. Jens Erikkson
Dr. Samuel Lara Avila
Dr. Sushant Sonde
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