Two-dimensional hybrid materials : transferring technology from biology to society

F Leroux, P Rabu, N.A.J.M. Sommerdijk, A. Taubert

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Hybrid materials are at the forefront of modern research and technology; hence a large number of publications on hybrid materials has already appeared in the scientific literature. This essay focuses on the specifics and peculiarities of hybrid materials based on two-dimensional (2D) building blocks and confinements, for two reasons: (1) 2D materials have a very broad field of application, but they also illustrate many of the scientific challenges the community faces, both on a fundamental and an application level; (2) all authors of this essay are involved in research on 2D materials, but their perspective and vision of how the field will develop in the future and how it is possible to benefit from these new developments are rooted in very different scientific subfields. The current article will thus present a personal, yet quite broad, account of how hybrid materials, specifically 2D hybrid materials, will provide means to aid modern societies in fields as different as healthcare and energy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1089-1095
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2015


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