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2D Materials at NRF's Singapore Technologies & Innovations Showcase

"Revolutionary two-dimensional (2D) materials can be the basis to an entirely new industry for the 21st century. Almost all the technological developments of the 20th century were based on three-dimensional (3D) materials with special functionalities, namely semiconductors, magnets, superconductors, glasses, polymers and plastics. 2D materials represent a revolution and huge potential in terms of creating innovative devices.

By reducing the dimensionality of materials, a new paradigm shift has been created with possibilities in the development of devices which are ultra-thin (nanometers instead of centimetres), ultra-light (milligrams instead of grams), flexible, wearable, bendable, energy conserving, among others.

2D materials are the platforms for the creation of new technologies. The industrial sectors that will be most affected by the emergence of these materials range widely and include the following areas:
  • Energy: pipeline coating; batteries and super-capacitors; transparent conductive electrodes; solar cells; hydrogen storage; catalysis; lighting;
  • Water: filtration membranes; desalination; per-vaporation;
  • Electronics, optoelectronics and data: RF tags; FET; memory; SET; integrated circuits; spintronics;
  • Aerospace: braking system coating; thermal management; anti-icing; RFI coating; sensor for structural monitoring;
  • Automotive: thermal barriers; wear resistant coatings; ESD, EMI, RFI paints; fuel cells; fuel line coatings;
  • Coatings and paintings: anti-corrosion; transparent conductive films; superhydrophobic coatings; impermeable films;
  • Communications: amplifiers; frequency multipliers; high-speed photodetectors;
  • Composites: EMI shielding; fuel containers; alloys for military; polymer composites; polysterene composites; turbine blade composites;
  • Sensors: chemical and gas; pressure; bio; radiation; DNA; camera;
  • Medical: anti-bacterial coatings; drug delivery; lab-on-a-chip; bio-sensing.


The Graphene Research Centre is funded by the NUS and by NRF under the Centre for Research Excellence and Technology Enterprise (CREATE) and the Competitive Research Programme. The newly-created Centre for Advanced 2D Materials is funded by NRF under the Mid-size Centre Grant."

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