"Hybrid materials from 2D atomic layer building blocks"
There has been tremendous interest in recent years to discover, explore and demonstrate unique properties and applications of two-dimensional (2D) materials. This talk will focus on the materials science of 2D atomic layers and their hybrid architectures. Several aspects that include synthesis, characterization and manipulation will be discussed with the objective of achieving functional hybrid materials based on 2D atomic layers. The concept of artificially stacked van der Waals solids, atomically thin planar heterojunctions, and 2D layers based 3D constructs will be discussed using a number of examples consisting of varying 2D atomic layer compositions. The talk will also discuss multicomponent 2D alloys and 3D architectures from 2D building blocks.