Symposium EL04—Beyond Graphene 2D Materials—Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications
The unique properties observed when bulk materials are scaled to their individual atomic and molecular thickness has ignited a massive research effort starting with the graphene an extending “beyond graphene” to other two-dimensional (2D) and layered materials. With strong in-plane bonding and weak out-of-plane van der Waals interactions, these materials have shown a number of exciting properties including valley polarization, piezoelectricity, superconductivity, spin-Hall effect, magneto-optic and electric effects, among others. Initial results on 2D materials exfoliated from single crystals motivated the development of wide-area, high purity synthesis and heterojunctions with atomically clean interfaces. Achievements in synthesis, assembly, contact engineering and doping have enhanced our ability to access stronger signatures of quantum phenomena and new regimes of electronic and optical properties. New properties and synthesis capabilities are opening the door to novel applications and new approaches that mix chemistry, biology and condensed matter physics. The Beyond Graphene 2D materials symposium will bring together a diverse set of researchers – from academia to national labs and fundamental physics to synthesis and devices – who are at the forefront of advancing our understanding of 2D materials and their potential. We welcome contributions on the latest developments in 2D properties, synthesis, characterization, devices and applications including 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. A joint session is planned with MT06 - Strain and defect-driven transport properties in van der Waals solids.