Symposium EP03—Beyond-Graphene 2D Materials—Synthesis, Properties and Device Applications
Two-dimensional (2D) materials with atomic scale thickness have emerged as a new frontier in materials science. While graphene attracted the majority of research attention in the previous decade, the current decade has witnessed a meteoric rise in the diversity of compositions, properties and applications of 2D materials beyond graphene. In most cases, the properties and applications of non-graphene 2D materials go far beyond those of graphene. Given the recent scale of developments and activity in this field, this symposium is dedicated to promoting communication among researchers working on 2D materials beyond graphene from a variety of disciplines including materials science, surface science, inorganic chemistry, condensed matter physics and device engineering and will thus have a broad impact in terms of generating new ideas and advancing the field. The symposium will focus on elemental 2D materials beyond graphene namely phosphorene, borophene, silicene, antimonene and germanene as well as compound 2D materials including transition metal chalcogenides (both metallic and semiconducting), boron nitride, gallium nitride and layered insulating metal oxides, and the recently emerging organic-inorganic metal halide layered perovskites. The issues to be addressed in this symposium will be focused around the synthesis, fundamental properties, characterization and applications of these materials.