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The value of seeing nothing

Nature volume 430, pages 620621 (05 August 2004) | Download Citation

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Adding atoms to a semiconductor can improve its electronic properties. In an oxide, taking atoms away can have a similar electronic effect — one that could, it seems, be exploited in device applications.

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  1. Jochen Mannhart is at the Centre for Electronic Correlations and Magnetism, Institute of Physics, University of Augsburg, D-86135 Augsburg, Germany. e-mail: jochen.mannhart@physik.uni-augsburg.de

    • Jochen Mannhart
  2. Darrell G. Schlom is in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Penn State University, University Park, Pennsylvania 16802-5005, USA. e-mail: schlom@ems.psu.edu

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