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Illustration of a heterostructure with interlayer excitons

Image   •   Apr 17, 2019 09:53 BST

When atomically thin layers of two materials are stacked and twisted, a ‘heterostructure’ material emerges. A new connection is formed, almost instantaneously, with special energy states – known as interlayer excitons – that exist in both layers and determine the properties of the new material.
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Photographer / Source Illustration: Brad Baxley
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Image dimensions 1200 x 1600 pixels