Creating Value from Non-carbon 2D Materials - Beyond Graphene - A State of the Art Review
Posted on 28/07/2017
The ability to isolate or grow two-dimensional (2D) materials has been a source of scientific fascination ever since it was shown to be possible. These materials exhibit an exciting range of novel properties, opening the door to a multitude of new potential applications. Graphene’s position as the most famous and well-advanced of these 2D materials is in no doubt. However, research in non-carbon 2D materials, such as hexagonal Boron Nitride and transition-metal dichalcogenides, is accelerating at a rapid pace, benefitting from the earlier investments in developing graphene.
This state of the art report, by the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), reviews the current innovation landscape for non-carbon 2D materials. It also captures the views of industrial community and senior academics to determine where the UK should be headed to create commercial value from developments in these materials. This follows the need for greater understanding of the challenges UK companies will face in bringing these developments to market.
Robert Quarshie, Head of Materials at KTN, said: “The review suggests that the existing graphene infrastructure puts the UK in a position to maximise opportunity in applications as diverse as wearable technology, advanced composites, energy storage, medical devices and coatings for demanding environments”.
View the report here.