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CA2DM crosses h-index = 50 in less than 5 years

In a brief span of 5 years, the Centre for Advanced Two-Dimensional Materials (CA2DM), and its predecessor, Graphene Research Centre, has just quietly passed a milestone in academic research. This is the h-index = 50 mark which signifies that 50 of its papers have at least 50 citations by peer publications. Putting things into its proper context, what this really means is that the work of CA2DM’s scientists is being acknowledged by their peers. 

Drawn from over 400 papers published to date, CA2DM's 50 most cited articles (attached) show a breadth of diversity and strength across many topics in 2D materials like graphene oxide, transition metal dichalcogenides, biomaterials, topological semimetals, organic catalysts, and energy storage materials.

As of this writing, 16% of the 50 papers have garnered more than 300 citations each with the highest just tipping over the 1000 mark. These papers are published in a broad range of well-known academic journals such as Nature (2), Science (6), Nature’s sister journals, e.g. Nature Nanotechnology (2) and Nature Communications (8), ACS Nano (6), Nano Letters (6) and others like Advanced Materials (2).  

Papers in two specific areas of research stand out amongst the 50 in being classified by the Web of ScienceTM as both Hot Papers and Highly Cited Papers. Generally, they have had the most citations within the shortest space of time since publication when benchmarked against peer papers. The two areas are black phosphorus (3) and Weyl semimetals (3). The key scientists that carry out seminal work on black phosphorus are Professor Antonio H Castro Neto and Dr Alexandra Carvalho. CA2DM’s leading researcher on Weyl semimetals and the related topological insulators is Assistant Prof Hsin Lin

As an indicator of their profundity and prolificacy, Professors Castro Neto and Loh Kian Ping have the honour of the most number of highly cited papers in a diverse array of topics. Two fast-rising researchers with highly cited papers in this group are Assistant Professor Goki Eda (transition metal dichalcogenides) and Associate Professor Christian Nijhuis (plasmonics).

In conclusion, as CA2DM crosses over this significant landmark, it is poised to take a firm grasp on its leading position in 2D materials research, moving towards even more groundbreaking work. 

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