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Title: Synthesis and chemistry of elemental 2D materials

Abstract

2D materials have attracted considerable attention in the past decade for their superlative physical properties. These materials consist of atomically thin sheets exhibiting covalent in-plane bonding and weak interlayer and layer-substrate bonding. Following the example of graphene, most emerging 2D materials are derived from structures that can be isolated from bulk phases of layered materials, which form a limited library for new materials discovery. Entirely synthetic 2D materials provide access to a greater range of properties through the choice of constituent elements and substrates. Of particular interest are elemental 2D materials, because they provide the most chemically tractable case for synthetic exploration. In this Review, we explore the progress made in the synthesis and chemistry of synthetic elemental 2D materials, and offer perspectives and challenges for the future of this emerging field.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
US Department of the Navy, Office of Naval Research (ONR); USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22); National Science Foundation (NSF)
OSTI Identifier:
1373888
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Nature Reviews Chemistry; Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Mannix, Andrew J., Kiraly, Brian, Hersam, Mark C., and Guisinger, Nathan P. Synthesis and chemistry of elemental 2D materials. United States: N. p., 2017. Web. doi:10.1038/s41570-016-0014.
Mannix, Andrew J., Kiraly, Brian, Hersam, Mark C., & Guisinger, Nathan P. Synthesis and chemistry of elemental 2D materials. United States. doi:10.1038/s41570-016-0014.
Mannix, Andrew J., Kiraly, Brian, Hersam, Mark C., and Guisinger, Nathan P. Wed . "Synthesis and chemistry of elemental 2D materials". United States. doi:10.1038/s41570-016-0014.
@article{osti_1373888,
title = {Synthesis and chemistry of elemental 2D materials},
author = {Mannix, Andrew J. and Kiraly, Brian and Hersam, Mark C. and Guisinger, Nathan P.},
abstractNote = {2D materials have attracted considerable attention in the past decade for their superlative physical properties. These materials consist of atomically thin sheets exhibiting covalent in-plane bonding and weak interlayer and layer-substrate bonding. Following the example of graphene, most emerging 2D materials are derived from structures that can be isolated from bulk phases of layered materials, which form a limited library for new materials discovery. Entirely synthetic 2D materials provide access to a greater range of properties through the choice of constituent elements and substrates. Of particular interest are elemental 2D materials, because they provide the most chemically tractable case for synthetic exploration. In this Review, we explore the progress made in the synthesis and chemistry of synthetic elemental 2D materials, and offer perspectives and challenges for the future of this emerging field.},
doi = {10.1038/s41570-016-0014},
journal = {Nature Reviews Chemistry},
number = 2,
volume = 1,
place = {United States},
year = {Wed Jan 25 00:00:00 EST 2017},
month = {Wed Jan 25 00:00:00 EST 2017}
}