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Thomas Swan Extends 2D Materials Product Line

Following on from the successful launch of Elicarb® Graphene products in 2014; Thomas Swan has announced the extension of its product portfolio to include non-carbon 2D materials. The company will supply a range of non-carbon two-dimensional materials, such as boron nitride, molybdenum disulphide and molybdenum trioxide which will be available in gram quantities from summer 2015.

The company uses a proprietary Direct Liquid Exfoliation process which was developed in collaboration with AMBER (Advanced Materials and BioEngineering Research Centre) at Trinity College Dublin. Commercial terms were recently agreed for the production of atomically thin two-dimensional layered materials between Thomas Swan and Trinity College Dublin. Building on its know-how in the manufacture of graphene, the company can quickly scale the manufacture of two-dimensional materials by exfoliation of layered raw materials.

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We are excited about this new phase in our 2D materials business which builds upon our graphene knowledge base,” said Harry Swan, Managing Director of Thomas Swan, “and we are delighted to be continuing our relationship with AMBER at Trinity College Dublin.

Professor Jonathan Coleman, Principal Investigator at AMBER and Professor of Chemical Physics in Trinity College Dublin, said: “Our collaborative research programme with Thomas Swan underlines the strength of our industry engagement and we are delighted that our partnership has led to the commercialisation of my research. 2D nanomaterials are extremely exciting due to their versatility and broad spectrum of useful properties. We believe they will be important in a range of applications from mechanics, to printed electronics, energy generation and storage.

You can next meet with Thomas Swan at TechConnect World Innovation Expo, Washington D.C., 14th - 17th June 2015. Please visit exhibit stand 619.


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