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Valleytronics

Electrons dance in diamond

Nature Materials volume 12, pages 690691 (2013) | Download Citation

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In addition to manipulating the charge or spin of electrons, another way to control electric current is by using the 'valley' degree-of-freedom of electrons. The first demonstration of the generation, transport and detection of valley-polarized electrons in bulk diamond now opens up new opportunities for quantum control in electronic devices.

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  • 30 October 2013

    In the version of the News & Views article 'Valleytronics: Electrons dance in diamond' originally published (Nature Mater. 12, 690–691; 2013) short excerpts have been duplicated without proper attribution from a published article (K. Behnia, Nature Nanotech. 7, 488–489; 2012). The author apologizes for the confusion caused. Corrected after print 30 October 2013.

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