This is a book about 2-D materials, a hot topic in all areas of applied physics including optics. The applications based on 2-D materials, including optics, promise to revolutionize applied physics. But there is still a long way to go, and many obstacles must be overcome.

The book is written by many experts in the field, so inevitably it has an eclectic style. It is divided in three parts, dedicated to graphene (the best-known 2-D material), to transition metal dichalcogenides, and finally to novel 2-D materials. The book gives the reader a clear picture about 2-D materials and applications in various fields, such as optoelectronics, and nanoelectronics. The book has many beautiful illustrations and many references. It is a must for any university library, since now hundreds of Ph.D. theses are written every year in the area of 2-D materials.

Review by Mircea Dragoman, National Research Institute in Microtechnology, Bucharest-Voluntari, Romania

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