Castellanos-Gómez Lab is kind of obsessed with cheap production techniques of 2D materials. They’ve proved this multiple times on the past by developing imaginative ways of producing and laying 2D materials over cheap substrates or using low-cost and accessible procedures.
This time they’ve come up with a way to mechanically exfoliate van der Waals nanosheets using low cost tools. It is needless to say that this new technique shortens the distance between hardcore science and industry.
The picture that has been featured in the cover of Small Methods was made together with Carmen Munuera.