Using computational screens to identify 2D materials for battery anodes

"Two-dimensional (2D) materials are atom thick crystals that have become popular in materials sciences as a result of their intriguing physical and chemical properties, which differ (at times greatly) from their 3D counterparts. They show great promise in developing new optoelectronic and electronic devices — such as polarization-sensitive photodetectors, crystal-orientation-induced diodes, and integrated digital inverters —as well as the potential to facilitate a transition to clean, renewable sources of energy."