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Put the pedal to the metal

The discovery of a powerful way to switch a material from an insulator to a metal might ultimately be exploited to build a new generation of electronic switches. See Letter p.459

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Figure 1: Cross-sectional view of the 'on state' of two types of transistor.

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Mannhart, J., Haensch, W. Put the pedal to the metal. Nature 487, 436–437 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/487436a

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