Simulations predict existence of liquids with a 2d’ structure ‘




Scientists can exist liquids only one atomic layer thick. This is shown by computer simulations with graphene and gold. Initially it was thought that such a thing can only achieve with a solid matter.

The study was conducted by researchers from the Finnish University of Jyvaskyla, as reported Nanowerk. They carried out a number of computer simulations to see if it is possible to create a 2D material is in liquid state. Materials with a 2D-shape comprised of a single atom layer and, therefore, are generally not very stable. Graphene is the best known example of a material which can exist in such a form.

To see if theoretically liquids have a 2D structure, Finnish scientists did experiments with graphene membrane with gold atoms. In this structure, the gold-particles would be able to move with a freedom that is characteristic of liquids. The researchers compare the structure of blowing bubbles: graphene serves as the ring so that bubbles are blown. The computer experiments showed that such a 2D structure with graphene and gold is not very stable. This may be in even better with optimizations. In addition, the findings will also need to be validated experimentally, to see if the computer were found with the structure or may actually exist.

If it is actually possible to achieve his 2D structures in liquid state, then it is possible that there are more applications for such systems. For example, graphene has many potential applications, such as in semiconductor chips.


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