Prof Valeria Nicolosi and Prof Jonathan Coleman, whose teams are leading the charge on 2D materials at the Amber research centre at Trinity. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The future is flat, and things will never be the same, according to 180 scientists who are attending a conference in Dublin. The latest flat techno(...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi

Imagine a super thin sheet of material just one atom thick and you will be thinking about a new kind of electrical storage system under development at(...)

Prof Valeria Nicolosi: “We need alternative – and better – ways of storing energy.”

Energy. If you don’t have it where and when you need it, you could soon be in trouble. Trinity scientist Prof Valeria Nicolosi reckons that we could s(...)

Graphite, the stuff you find in your pencil, was the starting point for making ultra-thin and extremely strong nanosheets

“Two-dimensional” materials have the potential to make materials lighter and stronger and to make batteries more efficient. But to unlock that potenti(...)