Two-Dimensional Materials: The Science of “Flatland”

Monday 20 February, 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm

Suitability: 14+

Event held in: Bell Lecture Theatre, 1st floor, Main Physics Building

Free - Registration Required

In 2004, two UK researchers shook the scientific world by making a revolutionary discovery. They made the thinnest material in the world, graphene, which is only one atom thick – or about one million times thinner than a sheet of paper, at this time it was the world’s strongest and most conductive material.
It turns out that a real-life world of two dimensions, inspired by the 1884 book “Flatland”, exists after all and that graphene is just one member of a much larger family of its two-dimensional inhabitants.
In this talk, we will explore what makes two-dimensional materials so unique, how can we make them and how can we use them to improve our future.
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