Graphene Can Create 3D Crystal Structures
Researchers at The Univ. of Manchester have demonstrated that graphene can be used as a building block to create new 3D crystal structures that are not confined by what nature can produce. Sandwiching individual graphene sheets between insulating layers in order to produce electrical devices with unique new properties, the method could open up a new dimension of physics research.
Writing in Nature Materials, the scientists show that a new side-view imaging technique can be used to visualize the individual atomic layers of graphene within the devices they have built. They found that the structures were almost perfect even when more than 10 different layers were used to build the stack.
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