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Two-dimensional Materials

Synthesis, Characterization and Potential Applications

There are only a few discoveries and new technologies in materials science that have the potential to dramatically alter and revolutionize our material world. Discovery of two-dimensional (2D) materials, the thinnest form of materials to ever occur in nature, is one of them. After isolation of graphene from graphite in 2004, a whole other class of atomically thin materials, dominated by surface effects and showing completely unexpected and extraordinary properties, has been created. This book provides a comprehensive view and state-of-the-art knowledge about 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) and so on. It consists of 11 chapters contributed by a team of experts in this exciting field and provides latest synthesis techniques of 2D materials, characterization and their potential applications in energy conservation, electronics, optoelectronics and biotechnology.

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Two-dimensional MaterialsSynthesis, Characterization and Potential ApplicationsEdited by Pramoda Kumar Nayak

Published: August 31st 2016

DOI: 10.5772/64760

ISBN: 978-953-51-2555-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-2554-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4186-0

Copyright year: 2016

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24964 Total Chapter Downloads

20 Crossref Citations

60 Web of Science Citations

50 Dimensions Citations


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1. Synthesis Strategies about 2D Materials

By Jianghao Wang, Guangshe Li and Liping Li


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2. Langmuir‐Blodgett Methodology: A Versatile Technique to Build 2D Material Films

By María Mercedes Velázquez, Teresa Alejo, David López‐Díaz, Beatriz Martín‐García and María Dolores Merchán


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3. Heteroepitaxial Growth of III–V Semiconductors on 2D Materials

By Yazeed Alaskar, Shamsul Arafin, Isaac Martinez-Velis and Kang L. Wang


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4. Two‐Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Electrocatalytic Energy Conversion Applications

By Fengwang Li and Mianqi Xue


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5. Defect Engineered 2D Materials for Energy Applications

By Sai Sunil Kumar Mallineni, Sriparna Bhattacharya, Fengjiao Liu, Pooja Puneet, Apparao Rao, Anurag Srivastava and Ramakrishna Podila


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6. Graphene against Other Two‐Dimensional Materials: A Comparative Study on the Basis of Electronic Applications

By Rafael Vargas‐Bernal


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7. Application of 2D Materials to Ultrashort Laser Pulse Generation

By Grzegorz Sobon


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8. 2D-Based Nanofluids: Materials Evaluation and Performance

By Jaime Taha-Tijerina, Laura Peña-Parás and Demófilo Maldonado- Cortés


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9. Diverse Thermal Transport Properties of Two-Dimensional Materials: A Comparative Review

By Guangzhao Qin and Ming Hu


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10. Mechanical Properties and Applications of Two-Dimensional Materials

By Rui Zhang and Rebecca Cheung


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11. Design, Assembly, and Fabrication of Two-Dimensional Nanomaterials into Functional Biomimetic Device Systems

By Chengyi Hou, Minwei Zhang and Qijin Chi


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