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October 5, 2021

Exfoliation of hexagonal boron nitride into atomically thin nanosheets

Graphic showing the exfoliation of hexagonal boron nitride into atomically thin nanosheets aided by surfactants (aka soap), a process refined by chemists at Rice University.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant CHE 1807737.]

Learn more in the Rice University news story A little soap simplifies making 2D nanoflakes. (Date image taken: 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 5, 2021)

Credit: Illustration by Ella Maru Studio, Rice University

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