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Researchers’ Midas touch

The thinnest free-standing gold ever produced has been created at Leeds. It could have widespread applications in medicine, electronics and chemistry. Flexible gold flakes, just two atoms thick, could speed up reactions in a range of industrial processes and form the basis of components for bendable screens, electronic inks and transparent conducting displays. The material could also form the basis of medical diagnostics and water purification systems.