Nano-Micro Letters

Recent Progress in the Fabrication, Properties, and Devices of Heterostructures Based on 2D Materials

Yanping Liu1, #, *, Siyu Zhang1, #, Jun He1, Zhiming M. Wang2, *, Zongwen Liu3, *

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Nano-Micro Lett. (2019) 11: 13

First Online: 18 February 2019 (Review)


*Corresponding author. E-mail: (Yanping Liu); (Zhiming M. Wang); (Zongwen Liu)





With a large number of researches being conducted on two-dimensional (2D) materials, their unique properties in optics, electrics, mechanics, and magnetics have attracted increasing attention. Accordingly, the idea of combining distinct functional 2D materials into heterostructures naturally emerged that provides unprecedented platforms for exploring new physics that are not accessible in a single 2D material or 3D heterostructures. Along with the rapid development of controllable, scalable and programmed synthesis techniques of high-quality 2D heterostructures, various heterostructure devices with extraordinary performance have been designed and fabricated, including tunneling transistors, photodetectors, and spintronic devices and so on. In this review, we present a summary of the latest progresses in fabrications, properties, and applications of different types of 2D heterostructures, followed by the discussions on present challenges and perspectives of further investigations.



Two-dimensional (2D) materials; 2D heterostructures; Charge and magnetotransport; Electronic and optoelectronic devices

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