International Journal of Materials Science and Applications

Special Issue

2D Materials and Van Der Waals Heterostructures

  • Submission Deadline: 28 February 2017
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Jingchao Zhang
About This Special Issue
Two-dimensional (2D) materials provide a playground that allows the creation of van der Waals heterostructures with various properties. One atom-thick monolayers, collectively covering a broad range of properties, now comprise a large family of these materials. The most outstanding material to be included is graphene, which is a zero-overlap semimetal. Other types of materials, such as metals (e.g., NbSe2), semiconductors (e.g., MoS2), and insulators [e.g., hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN)] have also been discovered. Unexpectedly, the mechanical/thermal/optical/electrical properties of these 2D materials are often very different from those of their 3D counterparts. Additionally, many thought-provoking questions have been raised in the studies of familiar phenomena, such as superconductivity or ferromagnetism, in the 2D case where no long-range order exists. Holding together by van der Waals forces, the combination of several 2D crystals in one vertical stack provides a plethora of opportunities which allow a far greater number of combinations than any traditional growth method. With the ever-increasing members of 2D structures, the properties of the heterostructures that could be created with atomic precision need to be further explored urgently.

Aims and Scope:

Properties of transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDC)
Phase transitions in 2D materials
Semiconducting group-VIB dichalcogenides
Phosphorene and group-IV monochalcogenides
Novel van der Waals heterostructures
Growing van der Waals heterostructures
Van der Waals heterostructures for photovoltaic applications
Lead Guest Editor
  • Jingchao Zhang

    Holland Computing Center, University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, United States

Guest Editors
  • Yang Hong

    Department of Chemistry,University of Nebraska Lincoln, Lincoln, United States

Published Articles
  • Effect of Crumb Rubber Modifiers (CRM) on Characteristics of Asphalt Binders in Sudan

    Magdi Mohamed Eltayeb Zumrawi

    Issue: Volume 6, Issue 2-1, April 2017
    Pages: 1-6
    Received: 6 January 2017
    Accepted: 20 January 2017
    Published: 14 February 2017
    DOI: 10.11648/j.ijmsa.s.2017060201.11
    Abstract: The use of Crumb Rubber Modifiers (CRM) in flexible pavements to improve characteristics of asphalt binders has become a technique of great potential in recent years. In this regard an experimental program was undertaken to study the influence of CRM on the physical properties of asphalt binder. Asphalt cement modified with varying percentages of C... Show More