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Build your own superlattice

Artificial materials made from oxide building blocks turn out to be excellent ferroelectrics. This shows that materials with specific properties can be designed by atomic-scale tailoring of their composition.

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Figure 1: Building regulation — a Lego version of the superlattice structure shown in Fig. 1d2.


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Rijnders, G., Blank, D. Build your own superlattice. Nature 433, 369–370 (2005).

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