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September 2017

Preventing Thin Film Dewetting via 2D Capping

Scientific Achievement

Demonstrated that a monolayer 2D capping layer with high Young’s modulus effectively suppresses dewetting of underlying polymer, metal, and organic semiconductor thin films.

Significance and Impact

Opens new opportunities to enhance the thermal stability and expands the processing parameters for thin film materials without significantly altering their physical properties.

Research Details

P. Cao, P. Bai, A. A. Omrani, Y. Xiao, K. L. Meaker, H.-Z. Tsai, A. Yan, H. S. Jung, R. Khajeh, G. F. Rodgers, Y. Kim, A. S. Aikawa, M. A. Kolaczkowski, Y. Liu, A. Zettl, K. Xu, M. F. Crommie, T. Xu, Adv. Mater.  1701536 (2017)  DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701536