68th Annual SVC Technical Conference • May 19 - 22, 2025

Education Program • May 17 - 22 | Technology Exhibit • May 20 - 21

Two-Dimensional (2D) Materials and Heterostructures – Applications, Large-Scale Growth and Advanced Characterization

Two-dimensional (2D) materials with thicknesses of only several molecular layers realize the ultra-thin limit of crystalline materials. This material class demonstrates unique combinations of electronic, optical, mechanical, and thermal properties owing to their anisotropic structure. Applications leveraging these functionalities include transistor and memory technologies, wearable electronics, photovoltaics, and sensors.  Significant efforts focused on controlled, large-area synthesis of 2D materials and integration into diverse device constructs are the focus of multidisciplinary teams worldwide. In addition to new applications, development of new approaches to understand the properties of 2D materials at the ultra-thin limit and when integrated with other materials is the topic of vital and ongoing research.

The objective of this session is to discuss advances in synthesis and fabrication of 2D materials and devices to address impactful applications, with a special emphasis on large-scale integration.

Processes of particular interest include controlled low-temperature synthesis of 2D materials, chemical vapor deposition, sputtering, and atomic layer deposition.  Talks on new device designs integrating crystalline and polycrystalline 2D materials and their heterostructures for electronic and photonic device applications are welcome.   Advanced characterization methods, especially in situ and/or high-throughput methods focused on the structure-property correlation in 2D materials are also topics for this session.

Topics will include:

  • Large-scale synthesis of 2D materials and their heterostructures
  • Low-temperature synthesis
  • New 2D device concepts
  • Scalable device fabrication and heterogeneous 2D materials integration
  • In situ and high-throughput characterization techniques
  • 2D device reliability and failure mechanisms
  • Industry-related 2D materials activities

Two-Dimensional (2D) Materials and Heterostructures – Applications, Large-Scale Growth and Advanced Characterization TAC Co-Chairs: Michael Alvater, Blue Halo/US Air Force Research Laboratory, michael.altvater.ctr@afrl.af.mil; Christopher Muratore, University of Dayton, cmuratore1@udayton.edu