Two-dimensional materials

Crystallized creations in 2D

Two reports demonstrate that with the right molecules and the right crystalline arrangement, it is not only possible to create two-dimensional crystals, but also to separate them into single-molecule-thick sheets — so-called two-dimensional polymers.

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Figure 1: Two-dimensional polymer crystal structures obtained by single-crystal X-ray diffraction1,2.

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Champness, N. Crystallized creations in 2D. Nature Chem 6, 757–759 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nchem.2015

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