Computing optical properties of ultra-thin crystalsComputing optical properties of ultra-thin crystals
Faculty of Sciences. Physics
Condensed Matter Theory
WILEY INTERDISCIPLINARY REVIEWS: COMPUTATIONAL MOLECULAR SCIENCE (ELECTRONIC)
6(2016):4, p. 351-368
University of Antwerp
An overview is given of recent advances in experimental and theoretical understanding of optical properties of ultra-thin crystal structures (graphene, phosphorene, silicene, MoS2 , MoSe2, WS2, WSe2, h-AlN, h-BN, fluorographene, and graphane). Ultra-thin crystals are atomically thick-layered crystals that have unique properties which differ from their 3D counterpart. Because of the difficulties in the synthesis of few-atom-thick crystal structures, which are thought to be the main building blocks of future nanotechnology, reliable theoretical predictions of their electronic, vibrational, and optical properties are of great importance. Recent studies revealed the reliable predictive power of existing theoretical approaches based on density functional theory. (C) 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd WIREs Comput Mol Sci 2016, 6:351-368. doi: 10.1002/wcms.1252 For further resources related to this article, please visit the .