Washington, Sep 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)