Researchers from the UK's University of Southampton developed a new process to synthesize large-area molybdenum di-sulphide (MoS2), a 2D material similar to graphene in many of its properties. Up until now most MoS2 production results in tiny flakes.

The researchers used atmospheric pressure chemical vapor deposition (APCVD) to fabricate large area (>1000 mm2) ultra- thin films only a few atoms thick. The researchers are collaborating in this research together with several UK companies and universities, MIT and Singapore's Nanyang Technological University.