Recent advances in the properties and synthesis of bilayer graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides

Zhaoli Gao, Meng Qiang Zhao, Md Masruck Alam Ashik, Alan T. Charlie Johnson

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Abstract

In the past few years, considerable progress has been made on the controlled synthesis of bilayer van der Waals (vdW) materials such as graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), which are of interest due to their attractive optical and electronic properties. A variety of methods have been developed to synthesize bilayer vdW materials. This review is devoted to recent advances in the properties and synthesis of bilayer graphene (BLG) and TMDs. We emphasize the intriguing properties of BLG and TMDs, depending on their composition, stacking configurations, and twisting angles. The large-scale chemical vapor deposition (CVD) growth of BLG and TMDs with large domain size, high quality, and strong interlayer coupling is highlighted. We then expand the discussion to the current understanding of the growth mechanisms of BLG by CVD and synthetic methods of bilayer TMDs. Finally, the crucial challenges of BLG synthesis and our perspective of the future of bilayer TMDs will be laid out for potential applications of vdW materials.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number042003
JournalJPhys Materials
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics

Keywords

  • Bilayer graphene
  • Bilayer transition metal dichalcogenides
  • Bilayer vdW materials
  • Chemical vapor deposition

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