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Symposium F.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.

Topics will include:

  • Largescale Synthesis, Doping and Alloying of 2D Materials and van der Waals Heterostructures
  • Fundamental electrical, optical and magnetic properties of 2D Materials and van der Waals Heterostructures
  • Atomic Scale (Structural, Electrical and Optical, etc.) Characterization of 2D Materials
  • Processing of Elemental and Other 2D Materials (i.e. Oxides, Nitrides, MXenes, etc.) Beyond Graphene
  • New Discoveries in 2D Materials and Heterostructures from First Principles Modeling
  • Application of 2D Materials for neuromorphic computing
  • Application of 2D Materials in Energy Harvesting and Storage
  • Application of 2D materials for quantum technologies
  • Applications of 2D Materials in Novel Electronics, Optics, Photonics and Valley-based Devices
  • Recent Advances in Sensors, Detectors and Actuators Enabled by 2D Materials
  • Flexible Devices and Atomic-scale Circuits Based on 2D Materials
  • Emerging 2D Perovskites and Hybrid Organic-Inorganic 2D Heterostructures
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Joel Ager (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Deji Akinwande (University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Claudia Backes (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Qiaoliang Bao (Monash University, Australia)
  • Samuel Berweger (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • Hyeonsik Cheong (Sogang University, Republic of Korea)
  • Scott Crooker (Los Alamos National Laboratory, USA)
  • Georg S. Düsberg (Universität der Bundeswehr München, Germany)
  • Goki Eda (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Vladimir Falko (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Sarah Haigh (University of Manchester, United Kingdom)
  • Deep Jariwala (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Kibum Kang (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
  • Lincoln Lauhon (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Lain-Jong Li (Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited, Taiwan)
  • Steven Louie (University of California, Berkeley, USA)
  • Amber McCreary (National Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Keith Nelson (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)
  • Teri Odom (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Young-Woo Son (Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Republic of Korea)
  • Xiaolin Zheng (Stanford University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Tania Roy
University of Central Florida
Materials Science and Engineering

Jieun Lee
Ajou University
Republic of Korea
things , jelee@ajou.ac.kr

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

Susan Fullerton Shirey
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

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