What Are 2D Materials and Why Are So Many Engineers Excited About Them?

July 30, 2019
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2D materials consist of just a single layer of atoms making them ultrathin. Graphene and other newly discovered examples are exciting engineers because of their unique properties that, so far, have proven useful in everything from photovoltaics, semiconductors and electrodes to water purification and memory storage. Texas Engineer Deji Akinwande recently co-developed the world’s thinnest memory device from 2D materials.