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June 14, 2024

Thin films with alternating organic and inorganic layers in highly ordered crystalline structure

Researchers, working with a subset of 2D hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites -- thin films consisting of alternating organic and inorganic layers in a highly ordered crystalline structure, as shown here – engineered materials that are both stiff and capable of insulating against heat. This extremely unusual combination of properties holds promise for a range of applications.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants CBET 1943813, CMMI 2311573 and CHE 2154791.]

Learn more in the North Carolina State University news story Researchers create materials with unique combo of stiffness, thermal insulation. (Date of image: 2024; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: June 14, 2024)

Credit: Jun Liu/NC State University

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