Thursday, February 2, 2012

ScienceShot: Two-Dimensional Glass - ScienceNOW

ScienceShot: Two-Dimensional Glass - ScienceNOW: The glass, made of silicon and oxygen, formed accidentally when the scientists were making graphene, an atom-thick sheet of carbon, on copper-covered quartz. They believe an air leak caused the copper to react with the quartz, which is also made of silicon and oxygen, producing a glass layer with the graphene. The glass is a mere three atoms thick—the minimum thickness of silica glass—which makes it two-dimensional

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