Special Issue "Emerging Two-Dimensional Materials: Inspiring Nanotechnologies for Smart Energy Management"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2022 | Viewed by 3561
Interests: 2D materials; Xenes; transition metal dichalcogenides; epitaxy; nanoelectronics; photonics
Two-dimensional (2D)-layered materials beyond graphene have a number of peculiar and innovative properties that could enable them to inherit the role previously assigned to traditional semiconductors and insulators for nanotechnologies. This could lead to an extreme scaling of the inherent device-size feature, establishing new and exotic physics (e.g., the non-trivial topology) as a game changer for device operation paradigms, and ultimately bringing substantial benefits in the area of energy consumption for next-generation high-tech devices. These materials also hold a lot of promise for so-called energy technologies, such as energy storage, conversion, and harvesting. Among these materials, consideration will be mainly given to the classes of transition metal dichalcogenides, Xenes, MXenes, and their hetero-integration, functionalization, and engineering. The present Special Issue aims to collect significant contributions in the field of the synthesis, characterization, and modeling of 2D materials beyond graphene with a special regard to their potential for energy-saving nanotechnologies. More specifically in this framework, this issue will be open to emerging 2D materials that target topics such as low energy consumption nanoelectronics, devices for light harvesting, and new solutions for energy technologies, including energy storage and conversion devices.
Dr. Alessandro Molle
Prof. Dr. Emiliano Bonera
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- 2D materials beyond graphene: synthesis and modelling
- transition metal dichalcogenides
- Xenes: silicene, stanene, phosphorene, borophene, tellurene, etc.
- 2D perovskite
- topological materials
- Van der Waals heterostructures
- interface engineering
- 2D materials characterization and metrology
- energy technologies: thermoelectrics, batteries and supercapacitors, hydrogen evolution reaction, light harvesting