2D materials have revolutionized the world of materials science and nanoscience. Thanks to their multitude of exceptional physical and chemical properties, they have enabled ground-breaking applications in various fields, such as optoelectronics, energy, sensing technology and composite materials. However, the key to unlocking their full technological potential lies in finding cost-effective methods to harness these properties on a larger scale, to transfer the superlative electronic properties of individual nanosheets on macroscale samples.
The 2D-PRINTABLE project is dedicated to achieving this goal by employing sustainable and affordable techniques known as liquid exfoliation methods. Guided by machine learning and AI methods, our mission is to create more than 40 new 2D materials and develop innovative printing and liquid deposition techniques. These techniques will enable us to fabricate nanosheet networks and heterostructures with unique properties, facilitating the production of advanced printed digital devices. In particular, we aim to integrate these materials into printable 2D-based heterostructures specifically designed for digital technologies and these heterostructures will serve as the foundation for a range of printed electronic devices, including transistors, solar cells and LEDs, all of which will deliver exceptional performance.
Through the 2D-PRINTABLE project, we will demonstrate that 2D materials are an indispensable asset in the field of printed electronics and have the potential to contribute significantly to addressing some of the world's most pressing global challenges. The knowledge and innovations developed in this project will be instrumental for future emerging technologies in areas such as energy storage, water purification, environmental monitoring, as well as healthcare. Novel 2D materials can push the boundaries of current technology and provide a platform for the next generation of printed digital applications.