New wonder material 'stanene'

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Message 1447854 - Posted: 28 Nov 2013, 10:35:00 UTC

Reports of a new material, Stanene, that could offer 100% efficiency as an electrical conductor.

Will 2-D tin be the next super material?

A single layer of tin atoms could be the world's first material to conduct electricity with 100 percent efficiency at the temperatures that computer chips operate, according to a team of theoretical physicists led by researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University.

Researchers call the new material "stanene," combining the Latin name for tin (stannum) with the suffix used in graphene, another single-layer material whose novel electrical properties hold promise for a wide range of applications.

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