This is a book dealing with the 2-D materials and their applications—a hot topic that has developed in the last ten years. The book is divided into three parts. The first part, amounting to half of the book, is dedicated to graphene, with an extensive explanation of the material’s electrical, optical, mechanical and thermal properties, followed by a discussion of graphene applications in plasmonics, electron optics, optoelectronics and nanoelectronics.
The second part of the book (chapters 14-20) is dedicated to transition-metal dichalcogenides (TMDs) and their physical properties and optoelectronic applications. The five chapters that constitute the last part of the book focus on other 2-D materials, including as black phosphorus and its optoelctronic applications, as well as silicene, germanene and stanene—the 2-D counterparts of silicon, germanium and tin.
The book is written by experts in the field, is beautifully illustrated with many figures and tables, and is recommended for anybody working at the frontiers of optics.
Review by Mircea Dragoman, National Research Institute in Microtechnology, Romania
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