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Clockwork at the atomic scale

Design rules for exotic materials known as polar metals have been put into practice in thin films. The findings will motivate studies of how a phenomenon called screening can be manipulated to generate new phases in metals. See Letter p.68

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Figure 1: Polar metals from perovskites.

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Ležaić, M. Clockwork at the atomic scale. Nature 533, 38–39 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature17890

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