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A liquid metal reaction environment for the room-temperature synthesis of atomically thin metal oxides

Overview of attention for article published in Science, October 2017
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (84th percentile)

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19 news outlets
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5 blogs
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20 tweeters
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3 Facebook pages
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2 Google+ users

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Title
A liquid metal reaction environment for the room-temperature synthesis of atomically thin metal oxides
Published in
Science, October 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aao4249
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Authors

Ali Zavabeti, Jian Zhen Ou, Benjamin J. Carey, Nitu Syed, Rebecca Orrell-Trigg, Edwin L. H. Mayes, Chenglong Xu, Omid Kavehei, Anthony P. O’Mullane, Richard B. Kaner, Kourosh Kalantar-zadeh, Torben Daeneke

Abstract

Two-dimensional (2D) oxides have a wide variety of applications in electronics and other technologies. However, many oxides are not easy to synthesize as 2D materials through conventional methods. We used nontoxic eutectic gallium-based alloys as a reaction solvent and co-alloyed desired metals into the melt. On the basis of thermodynamic considerations, we predicted the composition of the self-limiting interfacial oxide. We isolated the surface oxide as a 2D layer, either on substrates or in suspension. This enabled us to produce extremely thin subnanometer layers of HfO2, Al2O3, and Gd2O3 The liquid metal-based reaction route can be used to create 2D materials that were previously inaccessible with preexisting methods. The work introduces room-temperature liquid metals as a reaction environment for the synthesis of oxide nanomaterials with low dimensionality.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 178 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 54 30%
Researcher 26 15%
Student > Master 20 11%
Unspecified 17 10%
Professor 13 7%
Other 48 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Materials Science 52 29%
Chemistry 39 22%
Unspecified 29 16%
Physics and Astronomy 23 13%
Engineering 22 12%
Other 13 7%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 190. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 December 2018.
All research outputs
#67,196
of 13,122,094 outputs
Outputs from Science
#2,969
of 61,207 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,514
of 310,343 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#162
of 1,057 outputs
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