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Special Issue "Advanced 2D Materials for Emerging Application"
A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991). This special issue belongs to the section "2D and Carbon Nanomaterials".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2023 | Viewed by 3586
Special Issue Editor
Interests: carbon based materials; low-dimensional inorganic materials; metal organic frameworks; conducting polymers; energy conversion and storage; catalysis; environment treatment
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Special Issue Information
Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, two-dimensional (2D) materials have received increasing attention owing to their unique electronic, optical, mechanical, and chemical properties. To date, 2D materials including graphdiyne, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), graphitic carbon nitride (g-C3N4), hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), black phosphorus (BP), MXenes, and metallene have been screened and have many applications, such as in semiconductors and photovoltaics. For example, due to their large surface area and strong interaction with various biomolecules, many sensors/catalysts have been explored based on 2D materials. In addition, their thin or molecularly thin levels make them useful in thickness-dependent applications, such as in photodetectors. Furthermore, compositing with other components endows 2D materials with outstanding optical/electronic/mechanical properties, which offer great opportunities for developing more advanced 2D-material-based devices. Significantly, computational tools enable the exploration of possible routes to tailor the electronic/band structure of 2D materials by taking advantage of mechanical strain, defect engineering, bias potential, and element doping, leading to the enhanced application performance of 2D materials.
Despite these achievements in the area of 2D materials, challenges still exist in both developing new 2D materials and expanding their applications. Regarding industrialization preparation, approaches that enable the large-scale production of 2D materials with high quality and controlled structure are lacking, since most currently available 2D materials are confined to laboratories. Furthermore, to unveil the correlation between the structural features and properties of 2D materials, precise tailoring of their compositions, crystal phases, thicknesses, lateral sizes, and surface termination groups is of paramount importance. In addition, inflexibility and opacity constitute the main bottleneck for conventional 2D materials. Thanks to continuous efforts in various research fields, this major milestone will be reached when the commercialization of 2D materials in our daily lives is finally realized.
With a view to achieving these goals, this Special Issue will focus on new ideas and recent progress in 2D materials and will cover a wide range of topics. Both original research and review articles are welcome, with areas of interest including, but not limited to:
- The synthesis of 2D materials;
- Characterization techniques for 2D materials;
- Theoretical calculation methods of the expected properties of 2D materials;
- Two-dimensional-material-based catalysts;
- Two-dimensional-material-based sensors;
- Two-dimensional-material-based electrodes for various energy conversion and storage devices;
- Two-dimensional-material-based drug carriers.
Dr. Maiyong Zhu
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- 2D materials
- two dimensional material
- energy conversion and storage devices
- drug carriers