Nanomaterials for Energy Efficiency

Ultra-thin 'two-dimensional' materials offer promising properties.

 

 

Inside Science Buzzwords:

  1. Inorganic - Consisting of non-carbon-based elements.
  2. Ceramic - A material that contains inorganic and nonmetallic elements and is often formed through the process of heating and cooling.
  3. Titanium - A chemical element often mixed with other metalic elements such as iron or aluminum.
  4. Nanosheet - A film of material whose thickness is often measured in terms of atoms and is so thin that it can be considered two-dimensional in its properties.
  5. Carbide - A compound containing carbon and a metallic material.
  6. MXene - A nanosheet, made of layers five atoms thick, based on titanium carbide material.