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Multitasking materials from atomic templates

Two 'failed' materials can perform much better when united. Such a combination exhibits magnetization and electric polarization up to room temperature, providing a basis for new magnetoelectric devices. See Letter p.523

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Figure 1: A new multiferroic material.

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