Heterostructures based on two-dimensional layered materials and their potential applications

Ming-yang Li, Chang-Hsiao Chen, Yumeng Shi, Lain-Jong Li

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Abstract

The development of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials is driven by fundamental interest and their potential applications. Atomically thin 2D materials provide a wide range of basic building blocks with unique electrical, optical, and thermal properties which do not exist in their bulk counterparts. The van der Waals interlayer interaction enables the possibility to exfoliate and reassemble different 2D materials into arbitrarily and vertically stacked heterostructures. Recently developed vapor phase growth of 2D materials further paves the way of directly synthesizing vertical and lateral heterojunctions. This review provides insights into the layered 2D heterostructures, with a concise introduction to preparative approaches for 2D materials and heterostructures. These unique 2D heterostructures have abundant implications for many potential applications.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)322-335
Number of pages14
JournalMaterials Today
Volume19
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 4 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Materials Science(all)
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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