Fabrication and Physical Properties of Novel Two-dimensional Crystal Materials Beyond Graphene: Germanene, Hafnene and PtSe2

  • Linfei Li

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  3. Linfei Li
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About this book


This thesis reports on essential experimental work in the field of novel two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals beyond graphene. It especially describes three new 2D crystal materials, namely germanene, hafnene, and monolayer PtSe2 fabricated experimentally for the first time, using an ultra-high vacuum molecular beam epitaxy (UHV-MBE) system.

Multiple characterization techniques, including scanning tunneling microscope (STM), low energy electron diffraction (LEED), scanning transmission electron microscope (STEM), and angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy (ARPES), combined with theoretical studies reveal the materials’ atomic and electronic structures, which allows the author to further investigate their physical properties and potential applications. In addition, a new epitaxial growth method for transition metal dichalcogenides involving direct selenization of metal supports is developed. These studies represent a significant step forward in expanding the family of 2D crystal materials and exploring their application potentials in future nanotechnology and related areas.


Two-dimensional Materials Scanning tunneling microscope Epitaxial Growth Transition Metal Dichalcogenides Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy

Authors and affiliations

  • Linfei Li
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of PhysicsChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-981-15-1962-8
  • Online ISBN 978-981-15-1963-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061
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