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2015 MRS Fall Meeting Logo2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

November 29-December 4, 2015 | Boston
Meeting Chairs: T. John Balk, Ram Devanathan, George G. Malliaras, Larry A. Nagahara, Luisa Torsi

Symposium EE—Beyond Graphene—2D Materials and Their Applications

Recent advances in atomically thin two dimensional (2D) materials have led to a variety of promising future technologies for post-CMOS nanoelectronics, energy, photonics and opto-electronics. The 2D materials exhibit strong in-plane bonding along with weak out-of-plane bonding, enabling the exfoliation of the materials into single crystal two-dimensional flakes with atomic level thickness. An atomically thin 2D material is defined as a material whose free charges are immobile in one spatial dimension, but mobile in the other two. This property enables 2D materials to have new or superior functions, distinct from traditional bulk materials or thin films. However, challenges in developing such materials into defect-free and large scale in a desired substrate have to be overcome in order to obtain such structures in controllable ways.

This symposium will review recent progress in understanding the atomic scale growth mechanisms and structural control of various 2D nanostructures, developing new growth techniques, revealing novel properties, exploring new chemistry of 2D structures, functionalization engineering in low dimensions and their applications. In addition, this symposium will bring researchers from different disciplines to present their recent advancements in application areas such as electronics, opto-electronics, sensors, composites and energy.

Topics will include:

  • CrystalStructure and Physical Properties of 2D materials
  • Synthesisof 2D materials
  • Electrical, mechanical and optical characterization of 2D materials
  • Electronic band structure, and transport theory and modeling of 2D crystals
  • Novel phenomena of layer, edge, and size controlled 2D materials
  • Interfacesand surface structures and substrate effects on electronic properties
  • Electronic device applications of 2D materials for logic, analog and powerapplications
  • Photonic and optoelectronic device applications of 2D materials and others
  • Application in energy harvesting and storage
  • Applications in electronics
  • Applications in bio-sensors, gas-sensors and lubricant

Invited Speakers:

  • Pulickel Ajayan (Rice University, USA)
  • Deji Akinwande (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Joerg Appenzeller (Purdue University, USA)
  • Mark Hersam (North Western University, USA)
  • James Hone (Columbia University, USA)
  • Ali Javey (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
  • Andras Kis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Joshua Robinson (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Sayeef Salahuddin (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Andrey A. Voevodin (Air Force Research Laboratory, USA)
  • Eric Vogel (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Yuanbo Zhang (Fudan University, China)

Symposium Organizers

Wonbong Choi
University of North Texas
Deptartment of Materials Science and Engineering, Department of Mechanical and Energy Engineering

Albert Davydov
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Materials Science and Engineering Division

Young Hee Lee
Sungkyunkwan University
Department of Physics, Department of Energy Science
Republic of Korea

Jud Ready
Georgia Tech Research Institute
Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory