2019 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit

Symposium FF01-Beyond Graphene 2D Materials—Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications

Inspired by the exotic properties of graphene, the vast interest in “beyond graphene” two-dimensional (2D) and layered materials have been driven by the compelling properties of individual atomic layers compared to their bulk counterparts. Such properties include the emergence of a direct bandgap with large exciton binding energies, valley polarization, magnetism and colossal piezoelectricity, all of which depend on the composition, crystal structure, and number of individual layers. 2D materials are extreme surfaces that exhibit strong in-plane along with weak out-of-plane bonding, and are susceptible to physical, electrical and/or chemical modifications, opening up many avenues for novel applications. Evidently, these 2D materials offer the ultimate flexibility and scaling potential for device miniaturization, as well as a remarkable platform to study new phenomena in chemistry, materials science, biology and condensed matter physics. This interdisciplinary symposium brings together a diverse host of researchers to capture the latest developments in synthesis, properties, characterization and applications of “beyond graphene” 2D materials, with emphasis on elemental (phosphorene, silicene, tellurene, etc.), 2D compounds (MXenes, oxides, nitrides and carbides) and 2D layered (transition-metal di-/tri-chalcogenides, group-III/-IV chalcogenides) materials, alloys and their van der Waals heterostructures. Furthermore, it will focus on recent progress of novel devices enabled by 2D materials, particularly with recent developments in viable routes for large scale synthesis, doping and integration of monolayers, lateral and vertical heterostructures, and the emergence of 2D perovskites and hybrid organic-inorganic 2D heterostructures.

Topics will include:

  • Largescale Synthesis, Doping and Alloying of 2D Materials and van der Waals Heterostructures.
  • Fundamental Physical Properties in van der Waals Heterostructures.
  • Processing of Elemental and Other 2D Materials (i.e. Oxides, Nitrides, MXenes, etc.) Beyond Graphene.
  • Applications in Energy Harvesting and Storage.
  • Recent Advances in Sensors, Detectors and Actuators.
  • Applications in Novel Electronics, Optics and Photonic Devices.
  • New Discoveries from First Principles Calculations.
  • Flexible Devices and Atomic-scale Circuits.
  • Atomic Scale (Structural, Electrical and Optical, etc.) Characterization.
  • Emerging Hybrid Organic-Inorganic 2D Heterostructures.
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Junqiao Wu (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Manish Chhowalla (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Young Hee Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Hyeon-Jin Shin (Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Tony Heinz (Stanford University, USA)
  • Mercouri Kanatzidis (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Cedomir Petrovic (Brookhaven National laboratory, USA)
  • Amalia Patane (University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
  • Cinzia Casiraghi (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Susan Fullerton (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Andre Geim (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Angela Hight Walker (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Shawna Hollen (University of New Hampshire, USA)
  • James Hone (Columbia University, USA)
  • Pablo Jarillo-Herrero (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Charlie Johnson (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Kin Fai Mak (Cornell University, USA)
  • Cecilia Mattevi (Imperial College London, United Kingdom)
  • Hongkun Park (Harvard University, USA)
  • Su Ying Quek (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Aleksandra Radenovic (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Iuliana Radu (Imec, Belgium)
  • Joshua Robinson (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Eli Rotenberg (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Humberto Terrones (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Amber McCreary
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Physical Measurement Laboratory

Olga Kazakova
National Physical Laboratory
Quantum Detection Group
United Kingdom

Deep Jariwala
University of Pennsylvania
Electrical and Systems Engineering

Zakaria Al Balushi
University of California, Berkeley
Materials Science and Engineering

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