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Special Issue "Black Phosphorus: Application in Materials Science"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Inorganic Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Xue-Feng Yu

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shenzhen 518055, China
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Interests: black phosphorus; 2D materials; heterostructures; electrocatalysis; photocatalysis; photothermal therapy; drug delivery; synthetic biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Black phosphorus (BP), also known as phosphorene, has attracted recent scientific attention owing to its unique structure and properties. As a direct-bandgap layered 2D semiconductor, BP has intriguing physical properties, such as high charge carrier mobility, large on-off ratio, significant anisotropy, and layer-dependent bandgap. Therefore, it has shown great application potential in field-effect transistors, photoelectric devices, lithium-ion batteries, photo-therapy, photovoltaics, sensing, and catalysis. Furthermore, the biodegradability and biocompatibility of BP bode well for biomedical applications.

In this Special Issue, articles are invited to provide a recent insight into the synthesis, properties and applications of black phosphorus.

Prof. Xue-Feng Yu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Black phosphorus
  • Phosphorene
  • Synthesis
  • Surface modification
  • Functionalization
  • Semiconductor properties
  • Heterostructures
  • Catalysis
  • Photoelectric applications
  • Biomedical applications

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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