Researchers identify ultra-fast gas flows through atomic-scale apertures in 2D membrane and validate a century-old equation of fluid dynamics. Credit: N Hassani & M N-Amal, Shahid Rajee University Researchers from the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester and the University of Pennsylvania identify ultra-fast gas flows through atomic-scale […]

Majorana Zero Energy Modes are found at the edge of 2D topological superconductors. Credit: Alex Tokarev, Ella Maru Studio Aalto University New research, published in Nature, has measured highly sought-after Majorana quantum states. A team of theoretical and experimental physicists have designed a new ultra-thin material that they have used to […]

Combining distinctive properties of two-dimensional materials inspires research to reveal a new frontrunner. Evolutionary search has helped scientists predict the lowest energy structure of a two-dimensional (2D) material, B2P6, with some remarkable features, including structural anisotropy and Janus geometry. Janus materials—named after the two-faced Greek god of duality—have two surfaces […]

The new SQUID is made up of a stack of two-dimensional materials, including two graphene layers separated by a thin film of boron nitride. Credit: University of Basel, Department of Physics David Indolese, a Physicist at the University of Basel, shortly explains the new SQUID – a minuscule instrument able […]

Vibrations in a lattice: This is an illustration of quantized lattice vibrations in a material, where the word ‘quantized’ is used to mean that only certain frequencies of vibrations are allowed. In this animation, you can see how this vibration propagates through the structure of a one-dimensional (1D) chain of […]

Schematic of femtosecond laser fabrication of a monolayer TMDC lens. Inset: (i) AFM image of a monolayer TMDC single crystal, and (ii) Schematic of femtosecond laser-induced generation of MOx nanoparticles. Credit: Han Lin, Zai-Quan Xu, Guiyuan Cao, Yupeng Zhang, Jiadong Zhou, Ziyu Wang, Zhichen Wan, Zheng Liu, Kian Ping Loh, […]

Credit: Tomsk Polytechnic University Developed a new 2D material to produce hydrogen, which is the basis of alternative energy; the material efficiently generates hydrogen molecules from fresh, salt, and polluted water by exposure to sunlight. Scientists of Tomsk Polytechnic University jointly with teams from the University of Chemistry and Technology, […]

(Click HERE for full view.) This illustrates how an experimental memory technology stores data by shifting the relative position of three atomically thin layers of metal, depicted as gold balls. The swirling colors reveal how a shift in the middle layer affects the motion of electrons in a way that […]

Credit: TU Delft Phase transitions play an important role in materials. However, in two-dimensional materials, the most famous of which is graphene, phase transitions can be very difficult to study. Researchers from Delft University of Technology and the University of Valencia have developed a new method that helps to solve this […]