Researchers create single-atom lithography in graphene

From PhysOrg.com:

“The removal of a single sheet of graphene or graphene oxide was a surprise,” said Tour, Rice’s T.T. and W.F. Chao Chair in Chemistry as well as a professor of mechanical engineering and materials science and of computer science. “We thought multiple layers would be removed by this protocol, but to see single layers removed is one of those exciting events in science where nature gives us far more than we expected.”

Tour said the ability to remove single layers of graphene in a controlled manner “affords the most precise level of device-patterning ever known, or ever to be known, where we have single-atom resolution in the vertical dimension. This will forever be the limit of vertical patterning — we have hit the bottom of the scale.”

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