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Black Phosphorus - Recent Advances, New Perspectives and Applications

Rafael Vargas-Bernal

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato

Senior researcher in materials science in electronics, aerospace, and medical applications, designated by CONACYT as a level 1 researcher. He is the author of 15 articles in indexed journals, 29 book chapters, and about 120 conference articles.


Mechanical Exfoliation Liquid Exfoliation Shear Exfoliation Plasma Etching Properties of Phosphorene Density Functional Theory First-Principles Study Valence-Force Model Ab Initio Methods Electronic Applications Optoelectronic Applications Medical Applications

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Black phosphorus or phosphorene is a two-dimensional single-sheet or multiple-sheets material based on phosphorus. It is a strong competitor to graphene since it has a tunable bandgap, that is, it can be electronically modulated by modifying its thickness and without modifying the fundamental structure as required in the case of graphene. Also, it was synthesized as a layered semiconducting allotrope in 1963, and since then presented a high carrier mobility and strong in-plane anisotropy. Besides, it was isolated as a single layer for the first time in 2014 by mechanical exfoliation. It has received renewed attention due to its potential applications in areas such as optoelectronics and electronics. This book directs its spanning into the methods of synthesis, properties, computational quantum mechanical modeling, applications in electronics, optoelectronics, and the medical area of the black phosphorus. Among the applications that have been developed so far based on black phosphorus are thermoelectric devices, lithium-ion batteries, sodium-ion batteries, magnesium-ion batteries, lithium-sulfur batteries, supercapacitors, gas sensors, field-effect transistors, photocatalysts, photodetectors, solar cells, field emitters, biosensors, logic circuits, memory devices, photothermal therapy, photodynamic therapy, drug delivery, theranostics, and bioimaging.

The book is aimed at presenting the progress of the state of the art of achievements made by researchers around the world working on the technological development and scientific research related to phosphorene during this decade and a prospective of the following decades in a foreseeable future.

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Date completed: September 7th 2021

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Review results due: February 22nd 2022

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Expected publication date: April 23rd 2022

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About the editor

Rafael Vargas-Bernal

Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato

Rafael Vargas-Bernal received a degree in Communications and Electronics Engineering from the University of Guanajuato in 1995, and the degrees of Master of Science and Ph.D. of Science in Electronics from the National Institute of Astrophysics, Optics and Electronics (INAOE) in 1997 and 2000 , respectively. Since January 2002 he has been a professor-researcher at the Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Irapuato (ITESI), Mexico and, particularly since 2006, he has worked in the Department of Materials Engineering where he has established himself as a senior researcher. He is the author of 15 articles in indexed journals, 29 book chapters, and about 120 conference articles. He is a member of the National System of Researchers (SNI-Mexico). He regularly serves as a reviewer for scientific papers in RSC Advances, Royal Society Open Science, Materials Science and Engineering B, New Journal of Chemistry, Sensors and Actuators B: Chemical, Applied Surface Science, IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, IEEE Electron Device Letters and Materials Today Communications. He serves as a standards reviewer at Standards in Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI). His research interests include two-dimensional materials, nanomaterials, aerospace materials, composite materials, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), gas sensors, and biosensors.

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