Volume 94 Issue 49 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: December 19, 2016 | Web Date: December 14, 2016

Electrides join 2-D materials club

Nanosheets of ionic solids consisting of atomic planes separated by layers of electrons may find electronics applications
Department: Business
News Channels: Materials SCENE, Nano SCENE, JACS In C&EN
Keywords: 2-D Materials, two dimensional material, electride, 2-D electron gas

Thanks to a simple exfoliation process, an unusual class of ionic solids known as electrides has joined the growing ranks of two-dimensional materials (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/jacs.6b10114). The availability of the highly conductive material in nanosheet form may lead to applications in electronics and chemical synthesis.

Electrides are exotic materials that include layered ionic solids in which planes of atoms are separated . . .

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