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METAL OXIDES

Adding oxides to the 2D toolkit

Two-dimensional (2D) metal oxides that can be exfoliated are produced via direct oxidation of their elemental metals, providing a simple and easy way to incorporate these materials in van der Waals heterostructures.

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Fig. 1: A schematic of the 2D layered metal oxide growth and mechanical transfer.

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Parkinson, G.S. Adding oxides to the 2D toolkit. Nat. Mater. 20, 1041–1042 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-021-01048-6

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