This new class of superlattices alternates 2D atomic crystal sheets that are interspaced with molecules of varying shapes and sizes.
The new method to create monolayer atomic crystal molecular superlattices uses a process called "electrochemical intercalation," in which a negative voltage is applied.
The researchers first demonstrated the new technique using black phosphorus as a base 2D atomic crystal material.
The diffraction pattern uniquely describes the atomic crystal
Vertex researchers published the three-dimensional atomic crystal
structure of Aurora-A kinase in 2002, a key scientific advance that enabled the design and optimization of multiple classes of small molecule Aurora kinase inhibitors.
Solitons have been observed, created and exploited in many systems, including light waves in optical-fiber telecommunications, the vibrational waves that sweep through atomic crystals
, and even "atom waves" in Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs), an ultracold state of matter.
Objective: We propose a new paradigm in materials science heterostructures based on two-dimensional atomic crystals
(and their hybrids with metallic and semiconducting quantum dots and nanostructures), and develop several devices which are based on such concept.
Professor Novoselov said: "We are excited about the new physics and new opportunities which are brought to us by heterostructures based on 2D atomic crystals.
We are sure that as we research more into the area of 2D atomic crystals we will be able to identify more of such complimentary materials and create more complex heterostructures with multiple functionalities.