Advanced Materials

2D Inorganic Nanosheets: Two-Dimensional Dielectric Nanosheets: Novel Nanoelectronics From Nanocrystal Building Blocks (Adv. Mater. 2/2012)

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  • Minoru Osada,

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    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan; CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
    • International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan; CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan.
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  • Takayoshi Sasaki

    1. International Center for Materials Nanoarchitectonics (MANA), National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan; CREST, Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), Kawaguchi, Saitama 332-0012, Japan
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Abstract

2D inorganic nanosheets can be used as a dielectric analogue of graphene. A layer-by-layer engineering approach to inorganic nanosheets promises unique possibilities in the design of thin-film device architectures, such as capacitors, gate dielectrics, transistors, and artificial ferroelectrics. Graphene is only the tip of the iceberg, and we are now starting to discover new possibilities afforded by 2D materials. Minoru Osada and Takayoshi Sasaki review the recent developments on page 210.

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