A novel and better approach at detecting non-uniformities in the optical properties of two-dimensional (2D) materials could potentially open the door to new uses for these materials, such as the application of 2D materials for drug detection, according to a team of researchers.
Researchers from Skoltech, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Sirius University of Science and Technology have proposed a new method for visualizing chemical reactions to help scientists understand the global chemical reaction space and come up with ways of synthesizing organic compounds used in the industry.
The carbon material graphene has no well-defined thickness, it merely consists of one single layer of atoms. It is therefore often referred to as a "two-dimensional material".
From June 21-24, 2022, the international laboratory sector will once again meet in person at analytica, its biggest industry platform, in Munich.
Important optimization algorithms that are designed to solve large-scale problems such as airline schedules and supply chain logistics may soon get a boost from 2D materials that will enable the algorithms to better solve the problems and use less energy, according to Penn State researchers.
The design of new materials allows for either improved efficiency of known applications or totally new applications that were out of reach with the previously existing materials. Indeed, tens of thousands of conventional materials such as metals and their alloys have been identified over the last hundred years.
Since their discovery in the early 21st century, quantum 2D materials have shown vast potential for a variety of applications, being amongst the best performing nanomaterials currently the focus of research in materials science.
In a recent paper published in the journal Energies, researchers reviewed the progress in advanced MXene-based nanocomposites, which show excellent performances in electrochemical storage devices such as supercapacitors and metal-ion batteries.
Two-dimensional materials are incredibly thin. Typically only an atom thick, 2D materials exhibit highly desirable properties for advanced technologies, such as flexibility, superconductivity and more.
In an article recently published in the open-access journal Frontiers in Energy Research, researchers from China, fabricated a new hierarchical composite anode material for lithium-ion batteries.