Magic behavior of low-dimensional nanostructures

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Like in a magic trick, atomically thin layers of specific materials can be mixed and stacked in a well-defined way. Due to the inter-layer interaction and charge transfer, the heterostructure may exhibit sometimes unexpected behavior. This occurs in the case of elemental boron, which is notorious for a large number of stable allotropes not only in 3D bulk, but also in 2D.