May 30, 2024


  • Researchers of Sweden’s Linköping University have created Goldene, a sheet of gold that is only one atom thick.
  • This 2D sheet, named “goldene,” is similar to graphene and marks the first time a metal has been transformed into a 2D sheet.
  • According to Hultman’s estimates, these sheets of goldene are roughly 100 nanometres thick (a nanometre is a billionth of a metre), approximately 400 times thinner than the thinnest commercially available gold leaf.
  • The development of goldene could revolutionize this industry by significantly reducing the amount of gold required in devices.
  • It can also be used in energy-efficient catalysis processes, such as carbon dioxide conversion, hydrogen production, and water purification.
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