We have recently discovered a novel two-dimensional material from β-AuSe using density-functional calculations. Our theoretical calculations have revealed that
- 2D AuSe can be readily extracted from its 3D bulk counterpart, indicating its facile fabrication in experiment;
- 2D AuSe has a very high degree of in-plane anisotropy in electronic structure, transport, and optical properties, which can be readily validated in experiment.
The paper by Peng-Lai Gong et al. has been available now:
"Highly in-plane anisotropic two-dimensional semiconductors β-AuSe with multiple superior properties: a first-principles investigation"
P.L. Gong, F. Zhang, L. Li, B. Deng, H. Pan, L.-F. Huang, X. Shi
J. Phys.: Condens. Matter (2019) DOI: 10.1088/1361-648X/ab2a6a.