In recent years, a range of two-dimensional (2D) layered materials have been experimentally confirmed or theoretically predicted as piezoelectric, pyroelectric, or ferroelectric. Compared with their bulk counterparts, the vdW piezoelectric, pyroelectric, or ferroelectric materials have many distinct properties, such as tunable bandgap, negative piezoelectric constant, and high mechanical flexibility. Furthermore, the stackable nature of 2D layered materials makes them promising building blocks for designing functional heterostructure where 2D layers are integrated with piezoelectric, pyroelectric or ferroelectric materials. These new materials and heterostructures have broad applications in memory, logic, sensing, optical, and energy harvesting devices. This Special Topic is intended to bring together researchers working or seeking to work on these novel materials.
Topics covered include, but are not limited to:
- Synthesis of 2D ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and pyroelectric materials
- Electronic and photonic devices based on vdWferroelectric materials and 2D/ferroelectric stacks
- Sensors and electromechanical devices based on 2D piezoelectric materials
- Applications for 2D ferroelectric, piezoelectric, and pyroelectric materials
Wenjuan Zhu – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Peide Ye – Purdue University
Xia Hong – University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Yi Gu – Washington State University
Jian Shi – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Jiangyu Li – Southern University of Science and Technology
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance: to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in contemporary applied physics. Material that is exclusively review in nature is not considered for publication. Manuscripts submitted for consideration in this Special Topic must meet the same criteria and will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Editorial Team of Journal of Applied Physics will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts. Manuscripts will publish immediately upon acceptance.
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Manuscripts must be submitted through Journal of Applied Physics’ online submission system (PXP). Please select the Special Topic “2D Piezoelectrics, Pyroelectrics, and Ferroelectrics” to submit your manuscript for consideration in this Special Topic.