Scientists have invented how to narrow gold to room temperature.
An international team of researchers stacked this revelation almost accidentally.
Ludvig de Knoop, a post office at Chalmers University of Technology, was just interested to see how high the magnitude level of an electron microscope has been influenced by gold atoms.
"I was really stunned by the discovery," he said, after he saw the surfaces shudder – at room temperature.
"This is an extraordinary phenomenon, and it gives us new, fundamental knowledge of gold," adds Knoop.
With the help of computing model, the team learned that the overlapping phase did not come from an increase in temperature, but rather avoided in high electrical fields.
In a simple way, the golden atoms were raised.
Think of the electric field as the love of interest: As in close proximity, the atoms will be divided, sweaty-palm, and generally flushed – rescued their ordered structure and almost all the connections to each other.
"The discovery of how many gold atoms can lead to their structure in this way is not just spectacular, but also mathematic," according to Chalmers.
Together with the theologian Mikael Juhani Kuisma of Finland's University of Jyväskylä, Knoop & Co "opened new avenues in science," said the university.
Researchers also found that it is possible to switch between a fixed and flat structure, which can lead to new types of sensors, catalysts, transistors and contactless components.
"To make sure the properties of the surface atomic layers can be checked and changed, the doors open for various types of applications," co-author Eva Olsson, a professor at & # 39; e Chalmers Department of Physics, in a statement.
Do not expect that a criminal company begins to create gold squares by raising the electric field, though.
"I would say that this is not possible," says the Knoop Digital Trends.
The construction of the surface of all objects larger than a few fan cents (like its golden cone) "would require a tension that is not available," he said.
All details of the study were published in & # 39; the magazine Physical Review Materials.
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