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By A.J. Roan
Metal Tech News 

Near-perfect light absorption by UMN team

New nanomaterial can absorb at least 99% of incident light Metal Tech News – August 9, 2023


Last updated 8/16/2023 at 11:08am

A rendering of layered molecules absorbing a ray of light.

University of Minnesota; Steve Koester

Minnesota researchers have developed a "near-perfect absorber" by manipulating the unique electrical properties in a material made up of only two to three layers of atoms.

Utilizing the bizarre capabilities of two-dimensional materials, researchers from the University of Minnesota, for the first time, have engineered an atomically thin material made from layers of molybdenum disulfide and graphene that can absorb nearly 100% light at room temperature, a discovery that could prove efficacious for a wide range of applications from optical communications to stealth...

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