2D Materials

graphene, two dimensional materials2-Dimensional materials are a class of nanomaterials defined by their property of being merely one or two atoms thick.  Graphene is at this time the material most commonly associated with 2-D materials.  2-D materials possess remarkable properties in their ability to be exceptionally strong, lightweight, flexible, and excellent conductors of heat and electricity. Graphene for example is one million times thinner than paper, nearly transparent, and believed to be the strongest material in the world.

Research Applications

The study of 2-D materials is one of the newest and most exciting areas of Materials Science and Engineering.  2-D materials have the potential to revolutionize many electronics applications such as solar cells, transistors, camera sensors, digital screens, and semiconductors.  

Links and Resources

Two-Dimensional Layered Materials for High-Performance Electronics

Penn State Center for Two Dimensional and Layered Materials

Related Topics

Nanomaterials, Semiconductors, Energy

Research Experts

James Adair
James Adair
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering and Pharmacology
(814) 863-6047
Nasim Alem
Nasim Alem
  • Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-7928
Long-Qing Chen
Long-Qing Chen
  • Hamer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering,
  • Engineering Science and Mechanics, and Mathematics
(814) 863-8101
Vincent Crespi
Vincent Crespi
  • Distinguished Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering and Chemistry
(814) 863-0163
Suzanne Mohney
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-0744
Joan Redwing
Joan Redwing
  • Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
  • Associate Director, Materials Research Institute
(814) 865-8665
Joshua Robinson
  • Associate Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 863-8567
Jorge Sofo
Jorge Sofo
  • Director, Materials Simulation Center
  • Professor of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 777-3450
Mauricio Terrones
Mauricio Terrones
  • Professor of Physics, Chemistry and Materials Science and Engineering
(814) 865-0343