(DOE/Ames Laboratory) In a collaboration between the US Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory and Northeastern University, scientists have developed a model for predicting the shape of metal nanocrystals or ‘islands’ sandwiched between or below two-dimensional (2D) materials such as graphene. The advance moves 2D quantum materials a step closer to applications in electronics.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/dl-sna040519.php