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How crystals get an edge

Microscopy reveals how nanowires of a widely used semiconductor grow during preparation. The findings will allow the crystal phases of such nanowires to be engineered — a crucial advance for materials science. See Article p.317

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Fontcuberta i Morral, A. How crystals get an edge. Nature 531, 308–309 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/531308a

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