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Meet ‘goldene’: this gilded cousin of graphene is also one atom thick

An abstract computer illustration of a web of connected golden points of light.

Researchers have synthesized sheets of gold that are one atom thick. Credit: imaginima/Getty

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Nature 629, 17 (2024)


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  • Update 26 April 2024: This story was updated to included a response from Ramesh Jagannathan, a researcher at New York University Abu Dhabi, whose team asserted that it made goldene in 2022.


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