2D Magnetic van der Waals Material (image) Institute for Basic Science Share Print E-Mail Caption They are formed by ultrathin layers, held together by weak bonds, thus it is possible to control their thickness by simple peeling. The magnetic properties are given by the spin, represented with red arrows. Credit IBS 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.