Two-dimensional electronics and optoelectronics: Present and future

Zhixian Zhou, Wayne State University
Yoke Khin Yap, Michigan Technological University

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Since the successful isolation of graphene a little over a decade ago, a wide variety of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials have been studied. They cover a broad spectrum of electronic properties, including metals, semimetals, semiconductors, and insulators. Many of these 2D materials have demonstrated promising potential for electronic and optoelectronic applications.