Scientists at The University of Manchester have ‘re-discovered’ a material, which could make the construction of 2D van der Waals heterostructures easier to build.
Dr Alan Brisdon
Fluorination of graphenes.
Our research falls under the umbrella description of "Fluorine Chemistry", a specialist area of chemistry for which universities in Manchester have a long-standing, and ongoing, national and international reputation. We deliberately deal with aspects that straddle the traditional inorganic and organic boundaries. We also work in applied areas of fluorine-containing materials, such as ionic liquids and fluorographenes.
We have been studying the fluorination of graphenes for some time, and have prepared a fluorographenes across a wide range of C:F ratios. Our current work in this area involves extending our methodology and an investigation of their applications.