Scientists Create 2D Atomically Thin Metal Material To Further Advance Science

Researchers from Penn State University in the U.S. alongside Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, have created a 2D atomically thin metal material that will open unprecedented doors for new applications in Science.

The material will be useful for quantum phenomena, biomolecular sensing, and nonlinear optics, among other applications. Their findings were published in the journal Nature.

“We have leveraged our understanding of a special type of graphene, dubbed epitaxial graphene, to stabilize unique forms of atomically thin metals. Interestingly, these atomically thin metals stabilize in structures that are completely different from their bulk versions, and thus have very interesting properties compared to what is expected in bulk metals,” said Natalie Briggs, co-author of the study and doctoral candidate at Penn State. Read full article here.

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