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2D Materials for Next-Generation Sensors

Call for Papers

Two-dimensional materials have attracted growing interest since the isolation of graphene in 2004 because of their unique structural and electronic properties, as well as their extraordinary capabilities in sensing and biosensing, energy conversion and storage, and biomedical applications, amongst others. The very high surface area to volume ratio of 2D materials enables the development of a plethora of sensors, which possess exceptional sensitivity. As such, 2D materials have vast potential for employment in next-generation devices. Moreover, the wide variety of available materials offers great opportunities for engineering 2D heterostructures, potentially unveiling as-yet unexplored phenomena.

This special issue will focus on the understanding of new scientific concepts, as well as on the development of innovative solutions for realizing two-dimensional technology based sensor devices (based on graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, boron nitrides, black phosphorous, silicene, germanene, and so on). Exploiting the properties of 2D materials in sensing applications requires extensive fundamental and applicative studies concerning the interaction of 2D materials with environment (gas, radiation, matter, molecules, biological systems, and so on) as well as a characterization of the electronic properties and their evolution in response to the sensing interaction. We welcome the submission of both primary research and focused review articles that consider these points.

Potential topics include but are not limited to the following:

  • Synthesis of high quality 2D materials for sensing applications
  • Metal contacts to 2D materials and the 2D/3D interface
  • Design, fabrication, and characterization of sensing devices
  • 2D heterostructure-based sensors (e.g., graphene and a second 2D material)
  • 2D electrical, electrochemical, optoelectronic, and thermal sensors
  • 2D biosensors, chemical sensors, and gas sensors
  • 2D sensors with desirable physical properties (flexibility, transparency, biocompatibility, and so on)
  • Modelling of sensor devices based on single layer and heterostructured sensors
  • Sensor applications for medicine, environmental monitoring, food industry, and so on

Authors can submit their manuscripts through the Manuscript Tracking System at

Submission DeadlineFriday, 7 September 2018
Publication DateJanuary 2019

Papers are published upon acceptance, regardless of the Special Issue publication date.

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