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Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2005 Jul 26;102(30):10451-3. Epub 2005 Jul 18.

Two-dimensional atomic crystals.

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Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology and School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom.

Abstract

We report free-standing atomic crystals that are strictly 2D and can be viewed as individual atomic planes pulled out of bulk crystals or as unrolled single-wall nanotubes. By using micromechanical cleavage, we have prepared and studied a variety of 2D crystals including single layers of boron nitride, graphite, several dichalcogenides, and complex oxides. These atomically thin sheets (essentially gigantic 2D molecules unprotected from the immediate environment) are stable under ambient conditions, exhibit high crystal quality, and are continuous on a macroscopic scale.

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