Is it possible a metal to the thickness of

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Is it possible to slice a metal to the thickness of...

...an atom?
 
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Oops...sorry guys. The question is:

Is it possible to slice a metal to the thickness of a single atom?
 
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I do not think that a blade exists which could "slice" an atomic monolayer. How ever it is possible, and not uncommon, to DEPOSIT a monolayer.
 
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Using the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) or similar devices its possible to move single atoms.
I suppose if you had a lot of time and were persistent enough you could do this.
 

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