Nitrogen and beryllium pressed into service as new 2D material

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Period6 May 2021

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  • TitleNitrogen and beryllium pressed into service as new 2D material
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletMaterials Today, Elsevier
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionAn international team, including researchers from the University of Bayreuth in Germany, has succeeded in discovering a previously unknown two-dimensional (2D) material using modern high-pressure technology.
    The new material, beryllonitrene, consists of regularly arranged nitrogen and beryllium atoms, and possesses an unusual electronic lattice structure that shows great potential for applications in quantum technology. Its synthesis required a compression pressure about one million times higher than the pressure of the Earth's atmosphere. The researchers report their discovery in a paper in Physical Review Letters.
    PersonsАлександр Николаевич Руденко, Михаил Иосифович Кацнельсон