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Recent Developments in Van der Waals Interaction-Based Sensors: Beyond Graphene

A special issue of Sensors (ISSN 1424-8220). This special issue belongs to the section "Sensor Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2022) | Viewed by 257

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Department of Chemical Engineering, Pukyong National University (PKNU), Busan 48513, Republic of Korea
Interests: organic electronics; molecular electronics; organic field-effect transistors; carbon nanomaterials; 2D transition dichalcogenides; surface modification; nature-inspired electronics; organic solar cells; sensors; biomedical devices
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School of Materials Science and Engineering, Kumoh National Institute of Technology, Gumi 39177, Korea
Interests: transition metal dichalcogenides; synthesis of 2D nanomaterials; photodetector; gas sensor

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The SDC Research Lab, Department of Electronic Engineering, Gachon University, 1342 Seongnam-daero, Seongnam 13120, Republic of Korea
Interests: 2D materials; nanodevices; nanomaterials; mixed-dimensional transistors; device physics; neuromorphic devices; integrated circuit; sensors; optoelectronic devices; organic semiconductors; memristors; floating-gate memories; charge traps; charge transports; carbon nanotubes; nanoscale devices; lithography; spectroscopies
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the discovery of graphene and its powerful electrical, optical and mechanical properties, extensive studies have been carried out in order to apply these properties to optoelectronic devices as well as in various sensors such as chemical, photodetector and tactile sensors. However, due to the lack of a bandgap, graphene is not able to fully control the off current during the operation of electronic devices. On the other hand, extensive studies conducted on graphene for over a decade have triggered researches to examine van der Waals force-based two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials (transition metal dichalcogenides, hexagonal boron nitride, etc.). Dissimilar to graphene, van der Waals force-based 2D nanomaterials have high charge carrier mobility, a tunable band gap by changing the number of layers, optically transparent properties, excellent magnetic properties, and high piezoelectric properties. These unique van der Waals force-based 2D nanomaterial properties have been utilized in various sensor applications. In this Special Issue, sensor-related applications of not only graphene, but also van der Waals force-based electronic devices (especially sensors), are dealt with based on the principles behind physically layered structures and chemically atomic compositions. In addition, comprehensive research trends concerning these materials are introduced.

Dr. Eun Kwang Lee
Dr. Hyun Ho Kim
Prof. Dr. Hocheon Yoo
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  • van der Waals heterostructure
  • transition metal dichalcogenides
  • electronic properties
  • magnetic properties
  • doping
  • defect engineering

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