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Condensed-matter physics: Polarized light boosts valleytronics

Nature Nanotechnology volume 7, pages 488489 (2012) | Download Citation

Electrons can be confined to individual momentum valleys in the electronic structure of molybdenum disulphide by shining circularly polarized light onto single layers of this two-dimensional material.

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  1. Kamran Behnia is in the Ecole Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, 75005 Paris, France

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https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2012.117