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Synergy in a superlattice

Put two types of crystal together in one lattice, and the resulting material can have properties greater than the sum of those of its individual components. Until now, that's been a difficult trick to pull off on a large scale.

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Figure 1: Binary diversity.


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Heath, J. Synergy in a superlattice. Nature 445, 492–493 (2007).

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