Symmetry in Graphene and Nanotechnology

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Engineering and Materials".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 140

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School of Electronic Science and Engineering, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
Interests: atomic force microscopy; scanning tunneling microscopy and scanning transmission electron microscopy

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Symmetry is a physical feature that is preserved under transformation; in fact, practically all natural rules originate from symmetry. Hence, breaking the symmetry of layered materials, such as graphene, can amend their electrical, optical, magnetic and topological properties. The typical symmetries are inversion, rotational, time-reversal and gauge, which can be broken by electric and magnetic fields, interlayer twisting, crystal phase control, band and strain engineering, and so on.

We invite you to submit your work to this Special Issue “Symmetry in Graphene and Nanotechnology”. This Special Issue is seeking high-quality contributions related to the symmetry breaking behaviors of graphene and graphene-based moiré superlattices (and others). Moreover, studies on nanotechnology-related topics, especially atomic force, scanning tunneling and scanning transmission electron microscopy, are also welcome.

To submit your paper, select the Journal “Symmetry” and the Special Issue “Symmetry in Graphene and Nanotechnology” via the MDPI submission system.

Dr. Yuhao Li
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Symmetry is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • symmetry breaking
  • graphene
  • moiré superlattices
  • flexoelectricity
  • ferroelectricity
  • atomic force microscopy
  • piezoelectric force microscopy
  • scanning tunneling microscopy
  • strain engineering

Published Papers

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