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Recent advances in ternary two dimensional materials: synthesis, properties and applications

Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) materials have gained significant attention owing to their unique physical and chemical properties, which arise mainly from their high surface-bulk ratios and topological effects. Since the discovery of graphene in 2004, the family of 2D materials has expanded rapidly. Thus far, several single-element 2D materials (graphene, phosphorene, etc.) have been reported; the majority contain two (MoS2, WSe2, etc.) or more elements (Mo2CTx, CrPS4, Bi2Sr2CaCu2Ox, etc.). Of these, three-element 2D materials, also called ternary 2D materials, represent a rather attractive direction of recent years. Typical ternary 2D materials include metal phosphorous trichalcogenides (MPTs), ternary transition metal chalcogenide (TMDs), transition metal carbides and nitrides (MXene) and 2D ternary oxides. Ternary 2D systems result in multiple degrees of freedom to tailor physical properties via stoichiometric variation. Moreover, they exhibit some properties not characteristic of binary 2D systems, such as band gap tuning. In this paper, we reviewed recent progress on various ternary 2D materials based on classification (MPTs, ternary 2D MXene, ternary TMDs, BCN and other ternary 2D materials.). The synthesis methods, structures, key properties (such as band gap tuning, phase transition and topological phase), and their applications, are summarized. In addition, the strategies to tackle challenges, as well as the outlooks of this field, are presented.

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The article was received on 08 Aug 2017, accepted on 02 Oct 2017 and first published on 03 Oct 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06971E
Citation: J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript
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    Recent advances in ternary two dimensional materials: synthesis, properties and applications

    L. Wang, P. Hu, Y. Long, Z. Liu and X. He, J. Mater. Chem. A, 2017, Accepted Manuscript , DOI: 10.1039/C7TA06971E

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