Guest Editors: Professor Xiangfeng Duan Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA, 607 Charles E. Young Drive East, Box 951569 Los Angeles, CA, USA Research Interests: Synthesis, Assembly and Characterization;Advanced Electronics and Photonics; Energy Harvesting, Conversion and Storage; Biomedical Sensing and therapeutics
Professor Yang Xu College of Information Science & Electronic Engineering, Zhejiang University, China Research Interests: integration of 2D/3D heterostructures for next generation high performance sensors and photodetectors
Special Issue Information Two-dimensional (2D) materials have received extensive interest as intriguing building blocks for various electronic and optoelectronic platforms, particularly in complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) read-out circuits. The versatility of these nano-material systems, ranging from insulating boron nitride, to semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide, and metallic graphene, demonstrates their potential for numerous applications in diverse fields. For example, arrays of stacked 2D crystal heterostructures may lead to promising scientific findings and technical advancements.
Although traditional three-dimensional bulk materials, such as Si, Ge, GaAs, SiC, and GaN, have reached a high level of maturity and are applied in daily life, better device performance is still desired, especially in terms of scale, flexibility, transparency, speed, efficiency, operating waveband, as well as low power and cost. The unique optical and electronic characteristics of graphene and other 2D materials may play an important role in the future. Therefore, the rich capabilities of these graphene- and other 2D material-based devices have been intensively studied over the past few years; some of these research devices are now moving toward commercialization and competition with existing technologies.
In this special issue, we invite experts from all over the world to present their recent results on the current state-of-the-art 2D materials and devices. The exploitation of the superior advantages of 2D materials, and the application of their full potential, may realize low-cost, large-scale, and high-performance production integrated with existing photonic and electronic platforms. Relevant work from all disciplines is welcome.
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