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Solution processing of two-dimensional black phosphorus.

Authors
  • Lewis, Edward A1
  • Brent, Jack R1
  • Derby, Brian1
  • Haigh, Sarah J1
  • Lewis, David J1
Type
Published Article
Journal
Chemical Communications
Publisher
The Royal Society of Chemistry
Publication Date
Jan 26, 2017
Volume
53
Issue
9
Pages
1445–1458
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1039/c6cc09658a
PMID: 28054045
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Phosphorene, or two-dimensional (2D) black phosphorus (BP) was the first synthetic 2D elemental allotrope beyond graphene to be isolated and studied. It is useful due to its high p-type carrier mobility and direct band gap that is tunable in the range ca. 0.3-2 eV thus bridging the energy gap between graphene and transition metal dichalcogenides such as molybdenum disulfide. Beyond the 'Scotch-Tape' method that was used to isolate the first samples of 2D BP for prototype studies, a range of potentially scalable solution processing techniques emerged later that can produce electronics grade material. This feature article focuses on such solution-process routes to 2D BP and highlights challenges in processing the material, mainly caused by its susceptibility to oxidation, as well as illuminating new avenues and opportunities in the area.

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