2D vanadium oxychloride (VOCl) demonstrates orientationally dependent optical properties. (IMAGE) Tsinghua University Press Caption The unique optical characteristics of ultrathin vanadium oxychloride (VOCl) make the material an excellent candidate for use in nanotechnologies such as polarization-dependent electronics and optospintronics. Credit Nano Research, Tsinghua University Press Usage Restrictions News organizations may use or redistribute this image, with proper attribution, as part of news coverage of this paper only. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.