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Contact: Andy Freeberg
DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Stanene Structure

Caption: Adding fluorine atoms (yellow) to a single layer of tin atoms (gray) should allow a predicted new material, stanene, to conduct electricity perfectly along its edges (blue and red arrows) at temperatures up to 100 degrees Celsius. The first application for this stanene-fluorine combination could be in wiring that connects the many sections of a microprocessor, allowing electrons to flow as easily as cars on a freeway.

Credit: Yong Xu/Tsinghua University; Greg Stewart/SLAC

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