2020 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Symposium NM07-Beyond Graphene 2D Materials—Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications

Two-dimensional (2D) materials with atom-scale thicknesses have spawned a new frontier in materials research. While graphene attracted the majority of attention in the early days of 2D materials research, other classes of 2D materials beyond graphene soon captivated the interest of the physics, chemistry, engineering, and materials science communities. Given the massive interest in and rapid pace of development in 2D materials, this symposium aims to (i) curate leading research results, (ii) cultivate a diverse community of scholars, and (iii) provide a roadmap for future research opportunities. The symposium will focus on elemental 2D materials beyond graphene (e.g. phosphorene, borophene, silicene, antimonene and germanene), compound 2D materials (e.g. transition metal chalcogenides), layered metal oxides and halides, organic-inorganic metal halide layered perovskites, and 2D molecular frameworks. The symposium will focus on the synthesis, fundamental properties, characterization, device physics studies, and applications of these materials. New synthetic strategies for controlled growth of 2D materials, in situ and other advanced analytical techniques, and device architectures for quantum information science are emerging areas of interest and will be the subjects of special focus in this symposium. This symposium expects to bring together a broad community of researchers from a variety of disciplines including materials science, surface science, inorganic chemistry, condensed matter physics, device engineering, and quantum information science.

Topics will include:

  • Controlled and scalable synthesis of 2D materials
  • Van der Waals heterostructures of 2D with other low-D materials (mixed dimensional and hierarchical materials)
  • Chemical functionalization and characterization of 2D materials
  • In Situ atomic-scale imaging and structural characterization of 2D materials
  • Fundamental physical properties of 2D materials and their heterostructures
  • Flexible devices and circuits from 2D materials and their heterosructures
  • 2D materials for sensing and energy conversion/storage
  • 2D materials in quantum information science
  • First principles modeling of 2D materials and heterostructures

Invited Speakers:

  • Deji Akinwande (The University of Texas at Austin, USA)
  • Manish Chhowalla (Cambridge University, United Kingdom)
  • Albert Davydov (National Institute of Standards and Technology, USA)
  • William Dichtel (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Marija Drndic (University of Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Xiangfeng Duan (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
  • Goki Eda (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Yuri Gogotsi (Drexel University, USA)
  • Sinead Griffin (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA)
  • Mark Hersam (Northwestern University, USA)
  • Philip Kim (Harvard University, USA)
  • Andras Kis (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland)
  • Kian Ping Loh (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Jiwoong Park (The University of Chicago, USA)
  • Joan Redwing (The Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Evan Reed (Stanford University, USA)
  • Hyeon Suk Shin (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Vincent Tung (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia)
  • Andrea Young (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA)

Symposium Organizers

Thomas J. Kempa
Johns Hopkins University
Chemistry & Materials Science and Engineering

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

Ying Fang
National Center for Nanoscience and Technology
Nanoelectronics Division

Deep Jariwala
University of Pennsylvania
Electrical and Systems Engineering

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