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Screen printing of 2D semiconductors

Atomically thin semiconductors have been made by transferring the oxide 'skin' of a liquid metal to substrates. This opens the way to the low-cost mass production of 2D semiconductors at the sizes needed for electronics applications.

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Figure 1: A method for making atomically thin layers of gallium(II) sulfide.

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Kim, Y., Hone, J. Screen printing of 2D semiconductors. Nature 544, 167–168 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature21908

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