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      Two Dimensional Atomic Crystals

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          We report free-standing atomic crystals that are strictly 2D and can be viewed as individual atomic planes pulled out of bulk crystals or as unrolled single-wall nanotubes. By using micromechanical cleavage, we have prepared and studied a variety of 2D crystals, including single layers of boron nitride, graphite, several dichalcogenides and complex oxides. These atomically-thin sheets (essentially gigantic 2D molecules unprotected from the immediate environment) are stable under ambient conditions, exhibit high crystal quality and are continuous on a macroscopic scale.

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          21 March 2005
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          10.1073/pnas.0502848102
          cond-mat/0503533
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          PNAS 102, 10451 (2005)
          4 pages
          cond-mat.mtrl-sci cond-mat.mes-hall

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