Journal article

Black phosphorus: ambient degradation and strategies for protection

Sruthi Kuriakose, Taimur Ahmed, Sivacarendran Balendhran, Vipul Bansal, Sharath Sriram, Madhu Bhaskaran, Sumeet Walia

2D Materials | IOP PUBLISHING LTD | Published : 2018


Elemental 2D black phosphorus (BP) is a highly anisotropic versatile material capable of exhibiting wide ranging electronic characteristics ranging from semi-metallic to semiconducting. Its thickness dependent tunable energy gap makes it an exciting prospect for deployment in a variety of applications. The main hurdle limiting diverse applications incorporating BP is its ambient instability. BP degrades rapidly under room conditions, affecting its structure and properties. In this report, we cover the recent progress that has occurred towards protecting BP from ambient degradation. We review the major developments in effectively countering the problem and compare their relative degrees of su..

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University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)

Funding Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge support from the Australian Research Council (ARC) for personnel and project support via DE150100909 (SB), FT140101285 (VB), DP170103477 (VB), DE160100023 (MB), DP140100170 (MB)