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Porosity in a single crystal

A low-temperature synthesis has been developed to make single crystals of titanium dioxide that contain pores tens to hundreds of nanometres in size. This opens the way to cheap, highly efficient optoelectronic devices. See Letter p.215

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Figure 1: Mesoporous single crystals.

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Ducati, C. Porosity in a single crystal. Nature 495, 180–181 (2013).

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