Focus |

2D materials from lab to Industry

Following the prosperity of academic research on 2D materials, the field is trying to identify and overcome the challenges for commercializing the lab discoveries. This focus issue highlights the advances and industrial requirements regarding the quality control of 2D materials synthesis and fabrication, as well as the possibilities of integrating 2D materials with contemporary materials and manufacturing processes in the industry. 

News and Comments

The past few years have witnessed significant development in graphene research, yet a number of challenges remain for its commercialization and industrialization. This Comment discusses relevant issues for industrial-scale graphene synthesis, one of the critical aspects for the future graphene industry.

Comment | | Nature Materials

Electronic and photonic devices based on graphene have unique properties, leading to outstanding performance figures of merit. Mastering the integration of this unconventional material into an established semiconductor fabrication line represents a critical step towards commercialization.

Comment | | Nature Materials

An oxygen-free method of growing transition metal selenides leads to atomically thin films with unprecedented robustness against the most hostile conditions.

News & Views | | Nature Materials

Research and Reviews

Disorder in two-dimensional materials largely affects their properties and performance. This Perspective discusses disorder sources in graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides, the progress in disorder control, and possible uses of disorder.

Perspective | | Nature Materials