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Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications

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In recent years, two-dimensional atomic-level thickness crystal materials have attracted widespread interest such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), silicene, germanium, black phosphorus (BP), transition metal sulfides and so on. These graphene-like two-dimensional (2D) materials have a lot of excellent characteristics such as high specific surface area and high Young's modulus, and many potential applications in diverse areas such as photo-electricity, catalysts, and transistors. In this review, we introduced the synthesis, structure, properties, and applications of graphene, h-BN, and their heterostructures, especially focused on their mechanical, optical, thermal, electric, and magnetic properties. Finally, we present the outlooks and perspectives for these types of excellent 2D materials and their potential applications.

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The article was received on 07 Jan 2017, accepted on 23 Feb 2017 and first published on 16 Mar 2017


Article type: Review Article
DOI: 10.1039/C7RA00260B
RSC Adv., 2017,7, 16801-16822
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    Graphene, hexagonal boron nitride, and their heterostructures: properties and applications

    J. Wang, F. Ma and M. Sun, RSC Adv., 2017, 7, 16801
    DOI: 10.1039/C7RA00260B

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