The hottest scientists make glass with a thickness

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American scientists made glass with a thickness of only one molecule, which can be called the thinnest

David Muller, Professor of applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University in the United States (left), and graduate student bisana Huang showed the photographer the world 7. Ensure that the equipment circuit has a good grounding state, and the model of the thinnest glass in the world. The actual thickness of this glass is only one billionth of the model

the structure of the thinnest glass seen under the microscope, and the point with the highest brightness is silicon

the microscopic image of the thinnest glass overlaps with the image described according to the assumption put forward by German scholar William zahariarsen in 1932, when the control system is abnormal. The red dot in the image is an oxygen atom and the yellow dot is a silicon atom

according to foreign media reports, David Muller, a professor of applied and Engineering Physics at Cornell University in the United States, inadvertently created the world's thinnest glass, which is only 1 molecule thick. Under the microscope, the single silicon atom and oxygen atom of the thinnest glass are clearly visible. This discovery may one day breed ultra-thin materials without defects to improve the performance of computers and intelligent processors

Professor Muller has been manufacturing two-dimensional carbon atom sheets with wire fence like crystal structure, that is, graphene. He noticed some "dirty spots" on graphene. After careful observation, he found that these "dirty spots" were composed of silicon and oxygen, the components of ordinary glass. In an interview with British media, Muller said: "when the leading group of photos appeared on the computer screen, we were all stunned. These mysterious atoms are the components of ordinary glass - silicon and oxygen. What is more surprising is that their arrangement is completely consistent with the original assumption in glass 81 years ago about how to arrange these problems in order to stabilize the glass. This is the first time we have seen this arrangement."

the research team spent a year understanding how this kind of glass "grows". According to their research, air leakage caused copper to react with quartz, which is also composed of silicon and oxygen, to form a glass layer completely composed of graphene. This research finding answers an 81 year old question related to glass structure. Because there is no way to observe directly, scientists have been unable to understand the mystery. Glass behaves like a solid, but scientists once thought they were closer to a liquid

scientists at Cornell University found that the ultra-thin glass structure they produced was strikingly similar to an image painted by German scholar William zahariarsen in 1932. Zahariarsen's image shows the arrangement of atoms in glass, which has been only theoretical, but not confirmed in reality. Muller said, "when I look back on my career, I will be proud of this work. This is the first time we have seen the arrangement of atoms in glass." This research was carried out by Cornell University and Ulm University on the impact hydraulic fatigue testing machine system. The thinnest glass is now included in the Guinness World Records

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