The whole story: Promising thin film growth technique is the result of microscopic holes

Materials researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have revealed some of the atomic-scale mechanisms behind remote epitaxy, an emerging method for synthesizing extremely thin films and membranes—and the process is very different from what many researchers believed.

These thin films could play an important role in flexible or wearable electronics and in the development of unique multilayer devices for next-generation computing.

Led by PhD student Sebastian Manzo and Jason Kawasaki, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering, the work appears in the July 2022 issue of the journal Nature Communications.

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