One-Dimensional van der Waals Materials
Machine learning studies suggest the existence of hundreds of one-dimensional van der Waals materials with bandgaps ranging from metallic to insulating. Transition metal trichalcogenides (TMTs) are a prominent group of quasi-1D materials that have been extensively studied due to the existence of multiple, strongly correlated phases, such as charge density wave and superconducting phases, as well as the robustness of their room temperature electrical conductivity to cross sectional scaling. This special topic covers recent developments in the field of one-dimensional and quasi-one-dimensional van der Waals materials — TMTs and beyond — including novel preparation techniques together with experimental and/or theoretical studies of their properties, theory developments, and prospective practical applications.
Guest Editors: Roger K. Lake, Tina T. Salguero, and Alexander A. Balandin