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DZP Technologies’ pioneering work on 2-dimensional (2D) materials has been highlighted in a case study published by the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). The study reports the outcomes of an Innovate UK funded project, which developed a group of graphene-related 2D materials for use in supercapacitors.

Supercapacitors are able to charge and discharge energy much faster than rechargeable batteries, making them an ideal solution for taking the strain off the electric grid as more renewable, but intermittent, energy sources are integrated in the power networks. In electric vehicles, supercapacitors can provide acceleration and performance enhancement and are expected to play an increasing role in superfast charging.

DZP Technologies has been working to improve the performance of supercapacitors through the use of novel non-carbon 2D materials, called transition metal dichalcogenides. Like graphene, these 2D materials exist as monolayers of unusual properties. Their layered structures, large surface area and rich redox chemistry make them ideal candidates for use in energy storage devices, such as supercapacitors and lithium-ion batteries.

As a result of this project, DZP Technologies is now able to introduce the non-carbon 2D materials into the international market, and promote their use in new applications areas, such as electronics and sensors, as well as energy storage.

The full case study can be found here: https://www.npl.co.uk/case-studies/non-destructive-testing-for-2d-material