Special Issue "Synthesis, Structure and Applications of 2D Nanomaterials"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 May 2018).
Interests: surface science; thin films; metal organic frameworks; 2D materials; oxide nanostructures; chemical vapour deposition; heterogeneous catalysis; electrocatalysis
Interests: Her research interest relates to the controlled growth, accurate characterization and novel property exploration of two dimensional layered materials including graphene, h-BN-graphene heterostructures, and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) and their heterostructures. Recently, her research interest also turns to the applications of such 2D systems in energy related fields.
In the last decade, graphene has been the material with the largest impact on materials science. However, it is only a forerunner to the larger family of 2D materials that has gradually made its presence felt in several different disciplines. Today, scientists have at their disposal, an entire zoology of materials with quite different properties, ranging from metals to semiconductors, from atomic crystals to 2D composite layers with complex stoichiometry, and from highly inert compounds to exceptionally active catalysts. This has kindled intense and extremely varied research activities encompassing both fundamental studies and technological applications.
The reason for the undeniable charm of 2D materials can be traced back to their exceptional functional capabilities: The 2D topology imparts them with unusual electronic and optical properties that have yet to be fully investigated and comprehended. Moreover, it is now quite evident that the rational combination of different 2D materials can lead to a new class of artificial solids that exhibit totally new properties, quite different from those of the composing units.
This Special Issue is devoted to the latest advancements in the field of 2D materials, with a special focus on the synthesis methods of novel 2D materials and their nanocomposites, on the advanced characterization of their special electronic, optical and chemical properties, and on the emerging applications in several technological fields encompassing catalysis, microelectronics, sensors, and energy conversion.
This Special Issue is open to original research articles, as well as review articles, that can help to outline the current status of research on 2D materials and its coming future.
Prof. Dr. Stefano Agnoli
Prof. Dr. Yanfeng Zhang
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- Graphene and chemically modified graphenes
- Transition metal dichalcogenides
- Silicene, germanene, stannene/silicane and germanane
- 2D topological insulators
- two dimensional oxides, carbides and nitrides
- synthesis and functionalization
- nanocomposites and heterostructures