Next-generation two-dimensional materials have atomistic structures that are more complex than graphene’s and hexagonal boron nitride’s honeycomb lattices. The reduced symmetries of these novel materials give rise to inhomogeneous materials properties (such as electron, thermal, valley and spin transport as well as optical responses), as well as entirely new properties such as ferroelasticity, ferroelectricity, spin-wave phenomena, large nonlinear optical response, photogalvanic effects, and superconductivity. Novel electronic topological properties, nonlinear elastic properties and structural phase transformations also take place due to low symmetry. 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:
- Material synthesis and characterization
- Ferroelectric, piezoelectric and multiferroic properties
- Magnetic properties
- Topological properties
- Non-linear optical and elastic properties
- Phase transformations
- Electronic and photonic devices based on 2D ferroelectric, magnetic or phase change materials
- Applications in electronics and optoelectronics
Salvador Barraza-Lopez, University of Arkansas
Fengnian Xia, Yale University
Wenjuan Zhu, University of Illinois
Han Wang, University of Southern California
Submission and acceptance criteria:
Manuscripts considered for publication as Articles in Journal of Applied Physics are expected to meet the journal’s standard of acceptance, i.e. to report on original and timely results that significantly advance understanding in the current status of 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 Journal of Applied Physics’ Editors’ Team will issue final decisions on the submitted manuscripts.
For more information on the journal’s editorial policies, please click here.