Special Issue "2D Materials and Heterostructures with Application in Optoelectronics"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 November 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Carmen Munuera
Guest Editor
Instituto de Ciencia de Materiales de Madrid, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain
Interests: 2D materials; van der waals heterostructures; scanning probe microscopy; interfaces; mechanical properties

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Optoelectronic applications of 2D materials have been the focus of much of the research efforts performed on these systems, since the isolation of graphene. The unique structural and physical properties of these atomically-thick layers, and their strong interaction with light, make them indisputable candidates for their integration in devices designed to generate, detect, interact with, or control light. High mobility, fast response, and high photo-responsivity are among the targeted goals, and recently reported, for devices based on graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, or black phosphorus. In addition, the dependence of the electronic properties on the number of layers (i.e., bandgap) or the possibility to externally tune them (i.e., by doping or by external field), further increases the potential application of 2D materials in optoelectronic devices.

The possibility of stacking together different 2D materials with accurate control over the number of layers and their relative position and orientation, makes heterojunctions even more interesting than 2D materials themselves for optoelectronic applications. Within this framework, many researchers are investigating the carrier transfer behavior and quantum coupling effect in these heterojunctions, which can also present novel physical properties.

This Special Issue of Nanomaterials will cover recent advances in 2D materials and heterojunctions with applications in optoelectronics, including LEDs, lasers, photovoltaics, and photodetectors devices.

Dr. Carmen Munuera
Guest Editor

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  • graphene
  • transition metal dichalcogenides
  • black phosphorous
  • 2D semiconductors
  • van der Waals heterostructures
  • interlayer interactions
  • layer-dependent property
  • band-gap tuning
  • photonic and optoelectronic devices
  • sensors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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