World's thinnest sheet of glass just one molecule thick

Washington, Sept. 14 : Researchers unexpectedly discovered the world's thinnest sheet of glass, which went on to create a new world record.

Researchers at Cornell and Germany's University of Ulm made the discovery after noticing 'muck' on the graphene, a 2D sheet of carbon atoms that were shaped in a chicken wire crystal formation, which they had been studying.

They found that the smudge in actuality was a 'pane' of glass that was so thin that its individual silicon and oxygen atoms are visible via an electron microscopy, Fox News reported.

The discovery could lead to the development of ultra-thin material that could improve the performance of processors in computers and smartphones.

--ANI (Posted on 14-09-2013)

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