A sheet of gold with a thickness of two atoms

A sheet of gold with a thickness of two atoms.

 

 

A sheet of gold with a thickness of two atoms as the catalyst or catalytic substrate is 10 times more effective than gold nanoparticles commonly used in industry.

 

A sheet of gold with a thickness of two atoms

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A sheet of gold with a thickness of two atoms:

Scientists have created a new form of gold – leaf of gold with a thickness of two atoms. Thickness the new two-dimensional material is 0.47 nm.

Fig. 1. A sheet of gold with a thickness of two atoms

@ https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-world-thinnest-gold.html

The uniqueness of ultra-thin sheet of gold is that it can be used as catalyst or catalyst substrate in chemical and enzymatic reactions and it is 10 times more effective than the nanoparticles of goldthat are commonly used in industry. This means that the chemical industry can obtain the same effect from using less amount of gold.

Fig. 2 the Image of an ultrathin sheet of gold, obtained by using electron microscope.

The image shows the lattice structure of the gold atoms

@ https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/565/scientists-create-the-world’s-thinnest-gold

In water, the obtained material is green, and therefore it is also called “Golden algae”.

 

Links to sources:

Here are the links to the sources:

https://engineering.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/565/scientists-create-the-world’s-thinnest-gold ; https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-world-thinnest-gold.html ; https://iz.ru/907215/2019-08-07/uchenye-sozdali-samoe-tonkoe-v-mire-zoloto ; https://bitcryptonews.ru/news/tech/uchenyie-sozdali-samoe-tonkoe-v-mire-zoloto .

 

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