2D Materials

Layered materials power the cause

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Science  02 Jan 2015:
Vol. 347, Issue 6217, pp. 38-40
DOI: 10.1126/science.347.6217.38-j

Methods for storing and converting energy, including fuel cells, solar cells, and water splitting, often benefit from having materials with a large surface area. When combined with a high surface reactivity, high conductivity, or useful optical properties, two-dimensional layered materials become of notable interest for a range of applications. Bonaccorso et al. review the progress that has been made using graphene and other layered or two-dimensional materials at laboratory scales and the challenges in producing these materials in industrially relevant quantities.

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