2D structures beyond graphene: the brave new world of layered materials and how computers can help discover them

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List of Authors: T. Gould, S. Lebègue, T. Björkman, J.F. Dobson
Editors: Francesca Iacopi, John J. Boeckl, Chennupati Jagadish
Place: Amsterdam
Publication year: 2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Book title: 2D materials
Title of series: Semiconductors and semimetals
Volume number: 95
Start page: 1
End page: 33
ISBN: 978-0-12-804272-4
eISBN: 9780128043370


In this chapter we will survey the field of 2D materials beyond graphene to summarize the present state of the art in experimentally and theoretically studied layer structures. Some of the general reasons behind the unusual energetic properties of 2D systems will be discussed, and the accuracy of different ab initio techniques will by surveyed. We will also touch on the future of heterostructured materials and highlight how computers and theory, and especially the theory of van der Waals and related forces, will play a role in producing new, useful materials.

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