2D METALS

Flat and safe under the graphene sheet

Large-scale atomically thin metals can be stabilized through confinement epitaxy at graphene/SiC interface, which exhibit a gradient bonding type and are air stable, providing a compelling platform for quantum and optoelectronic technologies.

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Fig. 1: 2D metal fabrication.

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Berger, C., de Heer, W.A. Flat and safe under the graphene sheet. Nat. Mater. 19, 583–584 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0666-z

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