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Two-Dimensional Materials: Fabrication, Characterization, Properties, and Applications

Call for Papers

Two-dimensional (2D) materials with layered structure controlled in atomically thin have been attracting increasing research interest, driven by the potential of fabricating novel nanoelectrcial, photonic, and optoelectronic devices due to their notable and extraordinary properties.

Graphene, as a single layer of carbon atoms, possesses many unique characters suitable for realizing novel and/or practical applications, for example, in solar panels, flexible and transparent transistors, supercapacitors, and so forth, with enhanced performance.

Following comprehensive research on graphene, studies on transition-metal dichalcogenides, boron nitride, and other nongraphene 2D materials with extraordinary properties are still at their early stages. Demonstrations of device fabrications are mainly made on mechanically and/or chemically exfoliated flakes. Bottom-up growth techniques, such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD), are still under development, not only for binary compounds but also for ternary alloys with enhanced capabilities of bandgap engineering.

Microscale characterization techniques such as transmission-electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, scanning tunneling microscopy, micro-Raman scattering spectroscopy, microphotoluminescence, and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy are also impacted accompanying the development of 2D materials and devices.

Contributions to 2D materials and their fabrications, characterizations, applications, and theoretical understandings are invited. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • New 2D materials and designs
  • New characterization technologies
  • Synthesis, exfoliation, and characterizations
  • Materials processing, modification, and engineering
  • Device fabrication and testing
  • Theoretical understanding and explorations
  • Novel concept and applications

Before submission authors should carefully read over the journal’s Author Guidelines, which are located at Prospective authors should submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript through the journal Manuscript Tracking System at according to the following timetable:

Manuscript DueFriday, 21 February 2014
First Round of ReviewsFriday, 16 May 2014
Publication DateFriday, 11 July 2014

Lead Guest Editor

  • Hongfei Liu, Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), A*STAR (Agency for Science, Technology and Research), Singapore

Guest Editors

  • Changsi Peng, Institute of Informational Optical Engineering, Soochow University, Suzhou, China
  • Vlado Lazarov, Department of Physics, University of York, York, North Yorkshire, UK
  • Wei-Yen Woon, Department of Physics, National Central University, Taoyuan, Taiwan