New findings from a team of researchers in Italy and Canada might signal a revolutionary moment in 2D materials science, causing major shifts in the way companies manufacture modern electronics, according to a study recently published in Nature Materials.


The aim of the study was to develop 2D materials of only one atomic layer thick, with added features to extend this development into materials science hailing back to the discovery of graphene in 2004.


The study comes from 16 authors associated with McGill, INRS, Lakehead, and Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Italy's national research council.


The recent study opens the door for new developments, both experimental and theoretical. Once the new system is integrated into a device (like transistors), we may see exceptional and unprecedented levels of electrical performance. Moreover, these developments will enable future studies across a vast spectrum of 2D conjugated polymers with varying lattice symmetries — which will yield crucial insight into the properties-versus-structure dimension of the new systems.

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