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Remote and Van der Waals Epitaxy

Guest Editors:
Young Jun Chang: University of Seoul, South Korea
Young Joon Hong: Sejong University, South Korea

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: Closed

Remote and van der Waals (vdW) epitaxy differs from con-ventional epitaxy that relies on forming strong chemical bonds on a bare wafer. Instead, the remote and vdW epitaxy is driven by a remote attracting force from the underlying wafer through a two-dimensional (2D) layer or by vdW force direct-ly from the (2D) layer. This enables the efficient release of interfacial strain and the creation of high-quality epitaxial layers with fewer dislocations. The loosely bound interface also allows easy peeling off the epitaxial layer, facilitating vertical hetero-integration in the fabrication of high-density, multi-functional devices. This thematic issue covers the working principle, strategies for overcoming challenges in remote and vdW epitaxy, and the achievements and future outlook for its practical device applications.

  1. Remote epitaxy has opened novel opportunities for advanced manufacturing and heterogeneous integration of two-dimensional (2D) materials and conventional (3D) materials. The lattice transparency as the fundame...

    Authors: Xuejing Wang, Joonghoon Choi, Jinkyoung Yoo and Young Joon Hong
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2023 10:40
  2. As an emerging single crystals growth technique, the 2D-material-assisted epitaxy shows excellent advantages in flexible and transferable structure fabrication, dissimilar materials integration, and matter ass...

    Authors: Qi Chen, Kailai Yang, Meng Liang, Junjie Kang, Xiaoyan Yi, Junxi Wang, Jinmin Li and Zhiqiang Liu
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2023 10:39
  3. Epitaxy technology produces high-quality material building blocks that underpin various fields of applications. However, fundamental limitations exist for conventional epitaxy, such as the lattice matching con...

    Authors: Ilpyo Roh, Seok Hyeon Goh, Yuan Meng, Justin S. Kim, Sangmoon Han, Zhihao Xu, Han Eol Lee, Yeongin Kim and Sang-Hoon Bae
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2023 10:20
  4. Remote epitaxy, which was discovered and reported in 2017, has seen a surge of interest in recent years. Although the technology seemed to be difficult to reproduce by other labs at first, remote epitaxy has c...

    Authors: Jongho Ji, Hoe-Min Kwak, Jimyeong Yu, Sangwoo Park, Jeong-Hwan Park, Hyunsoo Kim, Seokgi Kim, Sungkyu Kim, Dong-Seon Lee and Hyun S. Kum
    Citation: Nano Convergence 2023 10:19

    The Correction to this article has been published in Nano Convergence 2023 10:49

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