Special Issue "Graphene and Related Materials"
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2. Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB3 0FS, UK
Interests: rechargeable batteries; supercapacitors; nanomaterials; energy materials; electrochemical CO2 sequestration
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Since the first isolation of graphene in 2004 by A. Geim and K. Novoselov at the University of Manchester, scientists across the globe have devoted great effort to delving deeper into the newly discovered two-dimensional (2D) materials. First, by focusing mainly on the fundamental physics aspects, which led to the discovery of new phenomena such as Klein tunneling in a solid-state system and the so-called half-integer quantum Hall effect. Later on, by developing scalable production methods that allow graphene to be used in real-life applications. In the last few years, the scientific community has begun to realise the fantastic properties of other 2D materials. This opens the door for the discovery of more atomically- or molecularly- thin materials, and even tailoring completely new materials by introducing the concept of layer-by-layer stacking of heterogeneous inorganic 2D materials. In addition, the reaction between 2D materials with foreign chemical species or substitution brings about a variety of geometrical and chemical structures, which have different physical and chemical properties. All of this made 2D materials strong candidates for many applications such as sensors, energy storage and harvesting, electronics, aerospace, and biomedical devices.
This Special Issue will capture cutting-edge research in understanding the theoretical and experimental aspects related to graphene and other 2D materials. The issue will cover a wide range of topics ranging from the most blue-sky basic research through to the translation of the results into industrial processes. Contributions of both original articles and comprehensive reviews are invited within the scope of this Special Issue.
Assoc. Prof. Amr Abdelkader
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