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Direct Separation of Two-Dimensional Materials from the Surface of Liquid Metal Catalysts

Project description

Seamless synthesis and separation of exotic 2D materials using a liquid catalyst

Imagine melting a candle and letting the drops fall onto a piece of patterned sandpaper to cool versus dropping them into a bowl of water. Clearly, retrieving them nearly untouched or undamaged will be much easier from the surface of the water than from the surface of the rough sandpaper. This is one way to describe what currently happens with high-tech 2D materials that are adsorbed from their gas phase onto solid catalysts. The synthesis and subsequent transfer of these materials results in numerous defects, contamination and mechanical stress, compromising their highly sought-after properties. The EU-funded DirectSepa project is introducing liquid metal catalysts to replace solid ones in these processes. The technology promises unparalleled production speed and quality and could usher in a new era of innovation for 2D materials.

Call for proposal

H2020-EIC-FETPROACT-2019
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

UNIVERSITEIT LEIDEN
Address
Rapenburg 70
2311 EZ Leiden
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 146 109

Participants (5)

LEIDEN PROBE MICROSCOPY BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 1 229 966
Address
Kenauweg 21
2331 BA Leiden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADIATION FACILITY
France
EU contribution
€ 116 343
Address
71 Avenue Des Martyrs
38000 Grenoble
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 129 860
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
PANEPISTIMIO PATRON
Greece
EU contribution
€ 203 207
Address
University Campus Rio Patras
265 04 Rio Patras
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MAX-PLANCK-GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FORDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 174 513
Address
Hofgartenstrasse 8
80539 Muenchen
Activity type
Research Organisations