TY - CHAP A1 - Fengwang Li A2 - Mianqi Xue ED1 - Pramoda Kumar Nayak Y1 - 2016-08-31 PY - 2016 T1 - Two‚ÄźDimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides for Electrocatalytic Energy Conversion Applications N2 - There are only a few discoveries and new technologies in materials science that have the potential to dramatically alter and revolutionize our material world. Discovery of two-dimensional (2D) materials, the thinnest form of materials to ever occur in nature, is one of them. After isolation of graphene from graphite in 2004, a whole other class of atomically thin materials, dominated by surface effects and showing completely unexpected and extraordinary properties, has been created. This book provides a comprehensive view and state-of-the-art knowledge about 2D materials such as graphene, hexagonal boron nitride (h-BN), transition metal dichalcogenides (TMD) and so on. It consists of 11 chapters contributed by a team of experts in this exciting field and provides latest synthesis techniques of 2D materials, characterization and their potential applications in energy conservation, electronics, optoelectronics and biotechnology. BT - Two-dimensional Materials SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/63947 DO - 10.5772/63947 SN - 978-953-51-2555-6 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2022-01-17 ER -