Transition metal chalcogenides OR THE FUTURE IS 2D, via NYTimes

The future is 2D. Never thought I’d say that. Also, love the writing in this piece. In too much scientific writing, the concepts are dry and hard to follow. Excellent science writing, like this one, uses metaphors and analogies to liven up the discussion and make it much more digestible to lay audiences.

Dr. Urban compared the process to baking chocolate chip cookies, where magnesium is the chocolate chip — the key part — because it holds the hydrogen. “We want a chocolate chip cookie with as many chocolate chips as possible,” he said, and graphene nanoribbon makes excellent cookie dough. 

Hooray for story-telling scientists, and for excellent journalism.

Author: CT Lin

CMIO, UCHealth (Colorado); Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

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