New Theory Guide: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Materials


Posted on Wed, Mar 20, 2019 by Ashley Wong

A material's properties are not only determined by what it is made of - the size of a material can also affect how it behaves. When reduced down to nanoscale form, certain materials will display properties that are different to what they show in their bulk form.

Various properties - ranging from electrical conductivity, chemical reactivity, durability, and even interactions with light - can all differ when a material is at the nanoscale level. Studies on nanomaterials have unveiled numerous unexpected and fascinating properties, uncovering a multitude of possibilities for future technologies to employ nanoscale materials. 

Our latest comprehensive guide centers on the class of nanomaterials known as two-dimensional (2D) materials. This guide explains:

  • How nanomaterials are classed
  • What 2D materials are (along with examples)
  • How 2D materials are made
  • Why 2D materials differ from bulk materials
  • Applications of 2D materials

You can find out more here: Introduction to Two-Dimensional Materials

Author: Ashley Wong


Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.