Their “nanoleaves“ – they are only one to two nanometers thick – are based on crosslinked, self-organising layers which, after fabrication, can be detached from the support and are – in spite of the slight thickness – stable (freestanding).
To research the characteristics of this new material – unique solely due to its “thinness“ – already promises fascinating results from a fundamental research perspective. However, in addition, the scientists also have their sights on highly practical applications.
Thus the nanoleaves could be used in high-resolution transmission electron microscopy, as highly sensitive gas sensors, or also as electrically conductive nanolayers.
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