Everyone thinks of graphene as being the only two dimensional material. However, this isn’t the case. There are lots of different types of two dimensional materials similar to graphene, it is just that graphene is the one everyone has heard of.
These other members of the ‘2D family’ include the likes of Graphene Oxide, Molybdenum disulphide and Boron Nitride – to name but a few! And just as with graphene, these materials can have one layer, few layers, multi layers and nanoplatelets. They can also be used to create 3D materials, such as nanotubes which can be single and multi-walled and can be mixed to create a hybrid. At Haydale we don’t just work with graphene. These other nanomaterials are alternatives to graphene, which we can also access and functionalise and mix into materials. And by functionalising, just with graphene, we can use these 2D materials to increase properties such as conductivity and resistance, to suit the need of the product.