"Layered materials represent a diverse and largely untapped source of 2-dimensional (2D) systems with exotic electronic properties and high specific surface areas that are important for sensing, catalysis and energy storage applications. While graphene is the most well-known layered material, transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDs), transition metal oxides (TMOs) and other 2D compounds are also important. The latter materials are of particular interest as topological insulators and thermoelectric materials. Current production methods for these materials make them uneconomical for most commercial applications.
The project will develop and explore commercialisation of a unique method developed by the PI for producing single atomic layer materials. It will also evaluate the potential opportunity to commercialise the materials and or devices made using these materials. The project is linked to an ERC Starting Grant awarded to Prof Jonathan N Coleman in TCD called Semiconducting and Metallic nanosheets: Two dimensional electronic and mechanical materials (SEMANTICS). The proposal will seek to up-scale the process which has been developed within SEMANTICS (and which has already generated one patent application), and engage the commercialisation professionals in CRANN and the Technology Transfer resources in TCD to bring this technology out to the market place."
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