Dislocation-catalysis grows nanowires in a 2D matrix

A team in the US, Saudi Arabia and Taiwan has now taken an important step forward to achieving this with a new “dislocation-catalysed” technique to grow 1D molybdenum sulphide channels embedded within 2D tungsten disulphide monolayers. The edges of the 1D channels are free from misfit dislocations and dangling bonds, and so coherently interface with the embedding 2D matrix. The technique might easily be extended to other 2D materials too……..