This collection focuses on fundamental chemical physics questions of 2D materials, particularly surfaces and interfaces. This field has been profoundly changed since the discovery of graphene. While graphene continues to dazzle the research community with recent discoveries such as superconductivity and highly correlated electron physics, a plethora of other 2D materials have emerged, covering an entire spectrum of electronic properties. Moreover, the possibility of stacking these 2D materials to create artificial structures, interfaces, and with tunable twisting angles, opens the door to unprecedented control of structure, dynamics, and properties. We now possess exquisite control in designing new model systems, exploring new properties, and studying new physical/chemical processes.
Guest Editor: JCP Associate Editors Xiaoyang Zhu and David Reichman