New Nature Partner Journal: npj 2D Materials and Applications
npj 2D Materials and Applications is an online-only, open access journal that aims to become a top-tier interdisciplinary platform for scientists to share research on 2D materials and their applications. Part of the Nature Partner Journals series, npj 2D Materials and Applications is published in partnership with FCT NOVA, Lisbon, with the support of the European Materials Research Society (E-MRS).
In terms of policy making and impact, the journal responds to the pressing requirements of translating robust research based on this new class of materials into systems and devices that deliver sustainable solutions for a wide range of applications.
In the press release about the launching of npj 2D Materials and Applications, Martin Delahunty, Global Director of Nature Partner Journals, Springer Nature, said: “Materials science is not yet well served by high quality, high impact open access publications. npj 2D Materials and Applications will meet that need, with broad coverage of research in 2D materials — materials consisting of a single layer of atoms — and nanostructures formed of these materials.”
npj 2D Materials and Applications will publish original papers, review articles and short communications to reflect the latest breakthrough and developments taking place in all aspects 2D materials, including allotropes (different structures of the same element) and compounds, ultralight composite materials, their properties (including mechanical properties), and their isolation, synthesis and manufacturing. The journal will also publish research relating to the use of 2D materials in applications such as photovoltaics, optoelectronics and photonics, semiconductors, sensors, electrodes, water purification/filtration/distillation, and energy storage.
npj 2D Materials and Applications is led by Editor-in-Chief Professor Andras Kis, Associate Professor at the Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures in the School of Electrical Engineering of the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland.