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Tightly Packed Molecules Lend Unexpected Strength to Nanothin Sheet of Material
July 22, 2007
Scientists at the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory have discovered the surprising strength of a sheet of nanoparticles that measures just 50 atoms in thickness. "It's an amazing little marvel," said Heinrich Jaeger, professor of physics at the University of Chicago. "This is not a very fragile layer, but rather a robust, resilient membrane."
University of Chicago
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