Nanocomposite Spiral (image) Technical University of Munich (TUM) Share Print E-Mail Caption Similar to carbon, silicon forms two dimensional networks that are only one atomic layer thick. Like graphene these layers possess extraordinary optoelectrical properties. Embedding them in a polymer, scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a stable composite material which can be processed with standard polymer technology. Credit Tobias Helbich / TUM Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail 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.