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Why all the fuss about 2D semiconductors?

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Graphene is no longer alone; a family of atomically thin 2D semiconductors has emerged. Optoelectronics and photonics applications are in their experimental infancy but the future holds much promise.

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The author acknowledges E. Sahagun from SCIXEL for help with the preparation of the figure. The author also acknowledges financial support from the BBVA Foundation through the fellowship I Convocatoria de Ayudas Fundacion BBVA a Investigadores, Innovadores y Creadores Culturales (Semiconductores ultradelgados: hacia la optoelectronica flexible), the Ministerio de Economía y Competitividad (Ramón y Cajal 2014 program, RYC-2014-01406), the MICINN (Secretaría de Estado de Ciencia e Innovación) (MAT2014-58399-JIN) and the Comunidad de Madrid (MAD2D-CM Program (S2013/MIT-3007)).

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