Recent Advances in Two-Dimensional Materials beyond Graphene

Ganesh R. Bhimanapati, Zhong Lin, Vincent Meunier, Yeonwoong Jung, Judy Cha, Saptarshi Das, Di Xiao, Youngwoo Son, Michael S. Strano, Valentino R. Cooper, Liangbo Liang, Steven G. Louie, Emilie Ringe, Wu Zhou, Steve S. Kim, Rajesh R. Naik, Bobby G. Sumpter, Humberto Terrones, Fengnian Xia, Yeliang WangJun Zhu, Deji Akinwande, Nasim Alem, Jon A. Schuller, Raymond E. Schaak, Mauricio Terrones, Joshua A. Robinson

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The isolation of graphene in 2004 from graphite was a defining moment for the "birth" of a field: two-dimensional (2D) materials. In recent years, there has been a rapidly increasing number of papers focusing on non-graphene layered materials, including transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), because of the new properties and applications that emerge upon 2D confinement. Here, we review significant recent advances and important new developments in 2D materials "beyond graphene". We provide insight into the theoretical modeling and understanding of the van der Waals (vdW) forces that hold together the 2D layers in bulk solids, as well as their excitonic properties and growth morphologies. Additionally, we highlight recent breakthroughs in TMD synthesis and characterization and discuss the newest families of 2D materials, including monoelement 2D materials (i.e., silicene, phosphorene, etc.) and transition metal carbide- and carbon nitride-based MXenes. We then discuss the doping and functionalization of 2D materials beyond graphene that enable device applications, followed by advances in electronic, optoelectronic, and magnetic devices and theory. Finally, we provide perspectives on the future of 2D materials beyond graphene.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11509-11539
Number of pages31
JournalACS nano
Issue number12
StatePublished - Nov 6 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering
  • General Physics and Astronomy


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