Physicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material

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An article from Nanowerk news covering recent discovery from our research group

Period16 Dec 2016

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  • TitlePhysicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material Read more: Physicists discover how electricity is conducted in a type of two-dimensional material
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNanowerk
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date16/12/2016
    DescriptionThe discovery has the potential to revolutionise the development of the tiny electronic devices that control everything from smart phones to transport and from banking to medical technology.
    The team analysed the electrical conduction properties of ‘domain walls’ – sheets of material just one atom thick. Such sheets, are a bit like the “wonder-material” graphene in the range of properties that they can display and in their 2-dimensional character. However, unlike graphene, they can be created and destroyed and moved from one place to another within the host crystal. This dynamic behaviour can allow nanoscale electrical connections made using the sheets to be reconfigured, wiped clean or completely recreated.


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    URLwww.nanowerk.com/nanotechnology-news/newsid=45411.php
    PersonsAmit Kumar, Marty Gregg