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November 1st, 2017

Atomic scale Moiré patterns to push electronic boundaries?

Abstract:
An atomic scale version of the phenomenon that forms interference patterns on television displays may help electronics design to push the current limits of size and speed.


Moiré patterns occur on displays when the pixelation is at almost the same scale as a photographed pattern or when two thin layers of a material with a periodic structure – like sheer fabrics – are placed on top of each other slightly askew. At the macro scale, Moirés are optical phenomena that do not form tangible objects. However, researchers at the University of Illinois say that when these patterns occur at the atomic level, arrangements of electrons are locked into place by atomic forces to form nanoscale wires capable of transmitting electricity.

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