Computational methods for 2D materials: discovery, property characterization, and application design

J T Paul, A K Singh, Z Dong, H Zhuang, B C Revard, B Rijal, M Ashton, A Linscheid, M Blonsky, D Gluhovic, J Guo, R G Hennig
2017 Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter  
The field of two-dimensional (2D) materials remains a key area of scientific research today, generating continual interest for electronic, sensing, and quantum technology. As the field progresses beyond proof-of-concept devices, experimental and analytical methods and results must be scrutinized to ensure the veracity of scientific claims. Here, some favored synthesis and characterization techniques within the 2D material (2DM) community and certain limitations inherent to these techniques are
more » ... ese techniques are discussed. The authors highlight select caveats of solidsource and seed-promoted synthesis techniques, such as difficulties in reproducibility and compromised electrical performance of films synthesized with nucleation agents. Furthermore, the importance of careful characterization methodology in determining 2DM layer number, stoichiometry, and dopant effects is discussed. This article is intended to further educate researchers regarding select techniques and claims in the 2DMs field.
doi:10.1088/1361-648x/aa9305 pmid:29022886 fatcat:qni45kro3jbflcoijkoztfhmuu