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Symposium EP03—Beyond-Graphene 2D MaterialsSynthesis, Properties and Device Applications

Two-dimensional (2D) materials with atomic scale thickness have emerged as a new frontier in materials science. While graphene attracted the majority of research attention in the previous decade, the current decade has witnessed a meteoric rise in the diversity of compositions, properties and applications of 2D materials beyond graphene. In most cases, the properties and applications of non-graphene 2D materials go far beyond those of graphene. Given the recent scale of developments and activity in this field, this symposium is dedicated to promoting communication among researchers working on 2D materials beyond graphene from a variety of disciplines including materials science, surface science, inorganic chemistry, condensed matter physics and device engineering and will thus have a broad impact in terms of generating new ideas and advancing the field. The symposium will focus on elemental 2D materials beyond graphene namely phosphorene, borophene, silicene, antimonene and germanene as well as compound 2D materials including transition metal chalcogenides (both metallic and semiconducting), boron nitride, gallium nitride and layered insulating metal oxides, and the recently emerging organic-inorganic metal halide layered perovskites. The issues to be addressed in this symposium will be focused around the synthesis, fundamental properties, characterization and applications of these materials.

Topics will include:

  • Controlled and scalable synthesis of 2D materials
  • Atomic scale imaging and structural characterization of 2D materials
  • Synthesis of novel 2D materials under confined environments
  • Van der Waals heterostructures of 2D with other 2D and 3D, 1D and 0D materials
  • Chemical functionalization and characterization of 2D materials
  • Fundamental physical properties of 2D materials and their heterostructures
  • Flexible devices and circuits from 2D materials and their heterostructures
  • 2D materials for energy applications
  • 2D materials for biological and chemical sensing
  • First principles modeling of 2D materials and heterostructures

Invited Speakers:

  • Deji Akinwande (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Nasim Alem (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Babak Anasori (Drexel University, USA)
  • Harry Atwater (California Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Claudia Backes (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Linyou Cao (North Carolina State University, USA)
  • Judy Cha (Yale University, USA)
  • Manish Chhowalla (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Albert Davydov (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Goki Eda (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
  • Andras Kis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Kristie Koski (University of California, Davis, USA)
  • Chun Ning (Jeanie) Lau (Ohio State University, USA)
  • Yuerei Lu (Australian National University, Australia)
  • Alberto Morpurgo (Universite de Geneve, Switzerland)
  • Masaki Nakano (University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Wanyi Nie (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Jiwoong Park (University of Chicago, USA)
  • Abhay Pasupathy (Columbia University, USA)
  • Hailin Peng (Peking University, China)
  • Joan Redwing (The Pennsylvnia State University, USA)
  • Vivek Shenoy (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Jesse Tice (Northrop Grumman, USA)
  • Han Wang (University of Southern California, USA)
  • Ursula Wurstbauer (Technical University of Munich, Germany)
  • Jun Yan (University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA)
  • Yuanbo Zhang (Fudan University, China)
  • Hui Zhao (University of Kansas, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Rui He
Texas Tech University
Electrical and Computer Engineering
806-834-0864, rui.he@ttu.edu

Feng Miao
Nanjing University
School of Physics
85-25-83621497, miao@nju.edu.cn

Qing Hua Wang
Arizona State University
Materials Science and Engineering
480-965-0070, qhwang@asu.edu

Keywords for Abstract Submission

2D materials, atomic-scale characterization of 2D materials, excited states in 2D materials, high-temperature synthesis and deposition, opto-electronic devices, van der Waals Heterostructures