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Photos of the Day: 2D, Self-Assembling Material

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:58am
David L. Chandler, MIT News Office

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A diagram of the molecular structure of the new material shows how it naturally forms a hexagonal lattice structure, and its two-dimensional layers naturally arrange themselves so that the openings in the hexagons are all perfectly aligned. Image courtesy of the researchers

Read: New Material for Flat Semiconductors

Scanning electron microscope images show the particles of Ni3(HITP)2 material at various levels of magnification. While the material in this study was in the form of nanoparticles, the analysis show that these particles are actually formed of collections of two-dimensional flakes. Image courtesy of the researchers

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