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A team of physicists at the University of Vermont have discovered a fundamentally new way surfaces can get wet. Their study may allow scientists to create the thinnest films of liquid ever made -- and engineer a new class of surface coatings and lubricants just a few atoms thick.

"We've learned what controls the thickness of ultra-thin films grown on graphene," says Sanghita Sengupta, a doctoral student at UVM and the lead author on the new study. "And we have a good sense now of what conditions -- like knobs you can turn -- will change how many layers of atoms will form in different liquids."

The results were published June 8 in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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Category: Science