Acta Phys. -Chim. Sin. ›› 2017, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (11): 2153-2172.doi: 10.3866/PKU.WHXB201705313

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Phosphorene: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Device Applications

Jin-Xiao ZHU,Xiao-Dong LIU,Min-Zhao XUE*(),Chang-Xin CHEN*()   

  • Received:2017-03-29 Published:2017-08-25
  • Contact: Min-Zhao XUE,Chang-Xin CHEN;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China for Excellent Young Scholars(61622404);Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program(15PJ1403300);Science and Technology Innovation Action Program from the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality, China(15520720200);National Natural Science Foundation of China(61177052);Foundation for the Author of National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation of China(201154);China Postdoctoral Science Foundation(2016M601595);Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province(BK20150364)


Phosphorene is a novel two-dimensional material that is more advanced than graphene. This material possesses excellent physical, chemical, and mechanical properties, which are useful for potential applications in a variety of electronic devices. Thus far, a comprehensive review on the latest fabrication methods, property tuning, and applications of phosphorene is lacking. Therefore, a comprehensive review of the synthetic methods, structures, properties, modification methods, and device applications of phosphorene has been presented. The preparation strategies of phosphorene including top-bottom and bottom-up methods have been introduced, followed by a summary of its structure and properties. The modification methods of phosphorene have also been discussed. Finally, the applications of phosphorene in electronic devices have been discussed in detail. Future prospects and potential research areas of phosphorene have also been presented in this review.

Key words: Phosphorene, Material synthesis, Structure characterization, Devices application


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