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    The exfoliation of 2D materials is a labour-intensive business! Thousands of flakes are ripped from the bulk crystal and placed onto a silicon wafer, and then meticulously inspected at up to 100x magnification to find the largest and most defect-free flakes. This 2x magnified image shows the sheer scale of this effort that rivals in its complexity - at least, on the surface - the observation of faraway galaxies.
The exfoliation of 2D materials is a labour-intensive business! Thousands of flakes are ripped from the bulk crystal and placed onto a silicon wafer, and then meticulously inspected at up to 100x magnification to find the largest and most defect-free flakes. This 2x magnified image shows the sheer scale of this effort that rivals in its complexity - at least, on the surface - the observation of faraway galaxies.

 

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Damien Bérubé
CCE

The exfoliation of 2D materials is a labour-intensive business! Thousands of flakes are ripped from the bulk crystal and placed onto a silicon wafer, and then meticulously inspected at up to 100x magnification to find the largest and most defect-free flakes. This 2x magnified image shows the sheer scale of this effort that rivals in its complexity - at least, on the surface - the observation of faraway galaxies.

dberube@caltech.edu

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