​Goldene: One-Atom Thick Gold Sheet

Recently, researchers at Sweden’s Linköping University achieved a groundbreaking feat: creating a free-standing sheet of gold that is only one atom thick.

  • Termed 'goldene', this remarkable material marks a significant milestone in material science, as gold becomes the first metal to be fashioned into freestanding 2D sheets, paving the way for a multitude of potential applications.

Challenges in Creating Atom-Thin Metallic Sheets

  • While numerous 2D materials have been synthesized since the advent of graphene in 2004, the production of atom-thin metallic sheets posed considerable challenges due to metals' propensity to form nanoparticles instead.

Creation Process

  • Researchers utilized a novel approach, sandwiching ....
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