2D nanomaterials: graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides
Guest editors Hua Zhang, Manish Chhowalla and Zhongfan Liu introduce the 2D nanomaterials: graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides themed issue of Chemical Society Reviews.
Molecular chemistry approaches for tuning the properties of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides
A variety of molecular chemistry approaches are currently investigated for tailoring the physico-chemical properties of ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenides towards novel hybrid multifunctional materials and devices.
Emerging photonic architectures in two-dimensional opto-electronics
This review summarizes recent developments in opto-electronic device architectures comprising van der Waals two-dimensional materials for enhanced light–matter interactions.
Atomic structure of defects and dopants in 2D layered transition metal dichalcogenides
Transmission electron microscopy can directly image the detailed atomic structure of layered transition metal dichalcogenides, revealing defects and dopants.
Engineering graphene and TMDs based van der Waals heterostructures for photovoltaic and photoelectrochemical solar energy conversion
This review provides a systematic overview of the integration, surface, and interfacial engineering of 2D/3D and 2D/2D homo/heterojunctions for PV and PEC applications.
Spin transport in graphene/transition metal dichalcogenide heterostructures
This review summarizes the theoretical and experimental studies of spin transport in graphene interfaced with transition metal dichalcogenides, and assesses its potential for future spintronic applications.
Atomically thin p–n junctions based on two-dimensional materials
The use of two-dimensional materials as building blocks in the production of p–n junctions has opened the door to novel device architectures with exceptional optoelectronics properties.
Novel structured transition metal dichalcogenide nanosheets
This review summarizes the recent advances in the preparation, characterization and application of new-structured ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) nanosheets.
Functional inks and printing of two-dimensional materials
Functional printing of graphene and related two-dimensional materials provides an ideal platform for next generation disruptive technologies and applications.
The organic–2D transition metal dichalcogenide heterointerface
Marrying organics and 2D TMDs brings benefits that are not present in either material alone, enabling better, multifunctional flexible devices.
Spotting the differences in two-dimensional materials – the Raman scattering perspective
This review discusses the Raman spectroscopic characterization of 2D materials with a focus on the “differences” from primitive 2D materials.
Chemical synthesis of two-dimensional atomic crystals, heterostructures and superlattices
We present an overview of the recent advances, challenges and future perspectives on the chemical synthesis of two-dimensional atomic crystals, heterostructures and superlattices.
Interfacial engineering in graphene bandgap
This review summarises recent advances in interfacial engineering of the graphene bandgap via chemical engineering and physical engineering.
Graphene hybridization for energy storage applications
Graphene hybridization principles and strategies for various energy storage applications are reviewed from the view point of material structure design, bulk electrode construction, and material/electrode collaborative engineering.
Two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenides: interface and defect engineering
This review summarizes the recent advances in understanding the effects of interface and defect engineering on the electronic and optical properties of TMDCs, as well as their applications in advanced (opto)electronic devices.
Contact engineering for 2D materials and devices
Over the past decade, the field of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials has surged, promising a new platform for studying diverse physical phenomena that are scientifically intriguing and technologically relevant.
Wearable energy sources based on 2D materials
This review provides the most recent advances in wearable energy sources based on 2D materials, and highlights the crucial roles 2D materials play in the wearable energy sources.
Scalable chemical-vapour-deposition growth of three-dimensional graphene materials towards energy-related applications
This review provides the recent progress, challenges and future prospects of developing synthetic methods for three-dimensional graphene architectures via chemical vapour deposition for energy-related applications.
About this collection
We are delighted to present our Chemical Society Reviews themed issue on 2D nanomaterials: graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides. This issue is guest edited by Hua Zhang (Nanyang Technological University), Manish Chhowalla (Rutgers University) and Zhongfan Liu (Peking University). Research in graphene and graphene-like 2D nanomaterials has grown in the past decade due to their fascinating properties. New synthetic methods, discovery of structures and exploration of applications have been achieved, but challenges remain in order to realize the goal of making 2D nanomaterials indispensable in real life. This special collection aims to contribute towards this goal by reviewing the state-of-the-art progress in 2D nanomaterials, focussing on recent advances, and will be a valuable guideline for future development in this field.