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Themed collection 2D Materials

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Editorial

Themed issue on 2D materials

Guest editors Manish Chhowalla, Zhong Lin and Mauricio Terrones introduce this Journal of Materials Chemistry C themed issue on 2D materials.

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Emerging two-dimensional halide perovskite nanomaterials

This article highlights recent developments of an emerging family of nanomaterials: two-dimensional halide perovskites.

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Combining 2D inorganic semiconductors and organic polymers at the frontier of the hard–soft materials interface

Recent advances in combining functional organic polymers with inorganic 2D semiconductors for nanoscale electronics are highlighted.

Graphical abstract: Combining 2D inorganic semiconductors and organic polymers at the frontier of the hard–soft materials interface
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Review Article

Two-dimensional van der Waals heterojunctions for functional materials and devices

Two-dimensional (2D) van der Waals heterojunctions combining the electronic structures of such 2D materials have been predicted theoretically and synthesized experimentally to expect more new properties and potential applications far beyond corresponding 2D materials.

Graphical abstract: Two-dimensional van der Waals heterojunctions for functional materials and devices
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Recent advances in investigations of the electronic and optoelectronic properties of group III, IV, and V selenide based binary layered compounds

This review article presents a comprehensive update on the recent research trends, advancement and future outlook of selected layered selenide based binary compounds featuring elements from group III, IV, and V of the periodic table.

Graphical abstract: Recent advances in investigations of the electronic and optoelectronic properties of group III, IV, and V selenide based binary layered compounds
From the themed collection: 2D Materials
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Electrons on the surface of 2D materials: from layered electrides to 2D electrenes

We review layered and ultrathin electrides with exciting properties like high electrical mobility, high carrier concentrations, and low work functions.

Graphical abstract: Electrons on the surface of 2D materials: from layered electrides to 2D electrenes
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Open Access Review Article

2D material liquid crystals for optoelectronics and photonics

The merging of the materials science paradigms of liquid crystals and 2D materials promises superb new opportunities for the advancement of the fields of optoelectronics and photonics. In this review, we summarise the development and applications of 2D material liquid crystals for optoelectronics and photonics.

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From the themed collection: Recent Open Access Articles
Review Article

Electron spin dynamics in vertical magnetic junctions incorporating two-dimensional layered materials

The incorporation of graphene, TMDCs, insulating hBN and their hybrid systems in magnetic junctions have revealed fascinating features for spintronic devices.

Graphical abstract: Electron spin dynamics in vertical magnetic junctions incorporating two-dimensional layered materials
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Communication

A comprehensive comparison study on the vibrational and optical properties of CVD-grown and mechanically exfoliated few-layered WS2

Tungsten disulfide (WS2), a typical transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) material, transits from an indirect to direct bandgap when the thickness is thinned to a monolayer, thereby allowing for applications in transistors, photodetectors, and electroluminescent devices.

Graphical abstract: A comprehensive comparison study on the vibrational and optical properties of CVD-grown and mechanically exfoliated few-layered WS2
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Communication

Tailoring photoelectrochemical properties of semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide nanolayers with porphyrin functionalization

We report a facile interfacial engineering method that can drastically modulate the photoelectrochemical properties of two-dimensional transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) semiconductors.

Graphical abstract: Tailoring photoelectrochemical properties of semiconducting transition metal dichalcogenide nanolayers with porphyrin functionalization
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A sustainable approach to large area transfer of graphene and recycling of the copper substrate

A carbonic acid electrolyte enables sustainable, clean, rinse-free, uniform large area electrochemical delamination transfer of graphene and recycling of the copper substrate.

Graphical abstract: A sustainable approach to large area transfer of graphene and recycling of the copper substrate
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Solution synthesis of few-layer WTe2 and MoxW1−xTe2 nanostructures

Colloidal nanostructures of WTe2 and MoxW1−xTe2 alloys were synthesized and characterized; multiple stacking motifs co-exist in WTe2, and the crystal structure can be tuned as a function of composition in MoxW1−xTe2.

Graphical abstract: Solution synthesis of few-layer WTe2 and MoxW1−xTe2 nanostructures
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Spectroscopic signature of moment-dependent electron–phonon coupling in 2H-TaS2

An ARPES study of 2H-TaS2 reveals that its CDW transition is driven by strong electron–phonon coupling along with its momentum anisotropy.

Graphical abstract: Spectroscopic signature of moment-dependent electron–phonon coupling in 2H-TaS2
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Formation of MoO3 and WO3 nanoscrolls from MoS2 and WS2 with atmospheric air plasma

Transition metal oxides in nanoscroll geometries are synthesized from two-dimensional layered precursors by plasma treatment.

Graphical abstract: Formation of MoO3 and WO3 nanoscrolls from MoS2 and WS2 with atmospheric air plasma
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Hydrogenation of monolayer molybdenum diselenide via hydrogen plasma treatment

We report a simple and effective method for hydrogenation of monolayer MoSe2 using hydrogen plasma treatment.

Graphical abstract: Hydrogenation of monolayer molybdenum diselenide via hydrogen plasma treatment
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Anisotropic photoresponse of layered 2D SnS-based near infrared photodetectors

In this work, the anisotropic photoresponse and the effects of defects on the anisotropic response based on layered SnS near infrared photodetectors were investigated.

Graphical abstract: Anisotropic photoresponse of layered 2D SnS-based near infrared photodetectors
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Langmuir films and uniform, large area, transparent coatings of chemically exfoliated MoS2 single layers

A simple method to create large area monolayers and multi-layer films of chemically exfoliated MoS2 is presented.

Graphical abstract: Langmuir films and uniform, large area, transparent coatings of chemically exfoliated MoS2 single layers
From the themed collection: 2D Materials
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Partially planar BP3 with high electron mobility as a phosphorene analog

We propose a two-dimensional BP3 crystal with a very high electron mobility of 4.6 × 104 cm2 V−1 s−1. Bilayer formation, specifically stacking pattern AA, results in an even higher electron mobility of ∼3.7 × 105 cm2 V−1 s−1, which is ∼2500 times larger than that of an α phosphorene bilayer.

Graphical abstract: Partially planar BP3 with high electron mobility as a phosphorene analog
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Directly writing 2D organic semiconducting crystals for high-performance field-effect transistors

2D organic semiconducting crystals written by a rollerball pen for high-performance transistors with a carrier mobility of up to 5.9 cm2 V−1 s−1.

Graphical abstract: Directly writing 2D organic semiconducting crystals for high-performance field-effect transistors
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Optical properties and Raman-active phonon modes of two-dimensional honeycomb Zintl phases

We study how structure and stacking sequence influences the Raman spectra and band gaps in layered intermetallic Zintl phases comprised from honeycomb sheets of group 13, 14, and 15 elements.

Graphical abstract: Optical properties and Raman-active phonon modes of two-dimensional honeycomb Zintl phases
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Lithography-free electrical transport measurements on 2D materials by direct microprobing

We present a method to test the electrical properties of 2D materials by directly contacting them with carbon fiber microprobes.

Graphical abstract: Lithography-free electrical transport measurements on 2D materials by direct microprobing
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About this collection

This themed issue is focused on recent progress towards addressing key fundamental and technological challenges related to two dimensional materials, from novel synthesis techniques, characterization and incorporation of 2D materials, into electronic, optical, or electrochemical devices. The Guest Editors of the issue are Manish Chhowalla, Mauricio Terrones and Zhong Lin.

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Editor: Changzheng Wu
A new book exploring the development of inorganic 2D nanostructures from their computational simulation and theoretical understanding to their synthesis and characterization. Individual chapters then cover different applications of the materials giving a comprehensive overview of the field for graduate students and researchers.

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