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Nanoscale oxides shape up

Reversible strains up to 14% driven by changes in temperature or electric field have been realized in a thin film of bismuth ferrite oxide.

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Figure 1: Shape-memory effect in a conventional shape-memory alloy and in a nanoscale BFO.


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Planes, A., Mañosa, L. Nanoscale oxides shape up. Nature Mater 13, 6–8 (2014).

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