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  • Materials Theory, Computation and Data (DS)
  • Energy and Sustainability (EN)
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  • Nanomaterials (NM)
  • Quantum (QT)
  • Biomaterials and Soft Materials (SB)
  • Structural and Functional Materials (SF)

Symposium NM01—Beyond Graphene 2D Materials—Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications

The vast interest in “beyond graphene” 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, piezoelectricity, ferroelectricity and etc., all of which depend on the composition, crystal structure, phase, twist angle and number of individual layers in stacked heterostructures. 2D materials are extreme surfaces that are susceptible to physical, electrical and/or chemical modifications, with unique properties that can cover all of the components necessary to address voltage, interconnect, energy and dimensional scaling issues in a variety of devices. These materials are also remarkable platforms to study new phenomena in chemistry, materials science, biology and condense matter physics. This interdisciplinary symposium brings together a diverse set 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, halides, oxides, MPX3, nitrides, carbides and etc.) and 2D layered (transition-metal di-/tri-chalcogenides, group-III/-IV chalcogenides and etc.) 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 approaches for large scale synthesis, doping and integration of monolayers, lateral and vertical heterostructures, twisted layers and the emergence of 2D polymers, 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.
  • 2D Materials for Neuromorphic Computing and Quantum Technologies.
  • Recent Advances in Sensors, Detectors, Actuators and Energy Storage.
  • Applications in Novel Electronics, Optics and Photonic Devices.
  • New Discoveries in 2D Materials and Heterostructures from First Principles Modeling.
  • Atomic Scale (Structural, Electrical and Optical, etc.) Characterization.
  • Emerging 2D Perovskites, Polymers, MOFs, COFs and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic 2D Heterostructures.
  • Recent Advances in 2D Magnetism, Ferroelectrics and Phase Change Materials.
  • 2D Materials Produced by Wet Chemistry for Flexible Devices.
  • Mechanical Properties and Defects in 2D Materials Beyond Graphene.
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Deji Akinwande (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • James Analytis (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Cinzia Casiraghi (The University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Feng Ding (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Xiangfeng Duan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Xinliang Feng (Technische Universität Dresden, Germany)
  • Andrea Ferrari (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
  • Susan Fullerton (University of Pittsburgh, USA)
  • Sarah Haigh (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
  • Young Hee Lee (Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea)
  • Lain-Jong Li (The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)
  • Jun Lou (Rice University, USA)
  • Xavier Marie (Institut National des Sciences Appliquées, France)
  • David Muller (Cornell University, USA)
  • Sungwoo Nam (University of California, Irvine, USA)
  • Jiwoong Park (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Amalia Patane (The University of Nottingham, United Kingdom)
  • Diana Qiu (Yale University, USA)
  • Feng Wang (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Xiao-xiao Zhang (University of Florida, USA)

Symposium Organizers

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

Olga Kazakova
National Physical Laboratory
Quantum Detection Group
United Kingdom

Su Ying Quek
National University of Singapore

Hyeon-Jin Shin
Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
Republic of Korea

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