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SUPERLATTICES

Lighting up the new order

Irradiating a PbTiO3/SrTiO3 superlattice with ultrafast UV light pulses modifies elastic and electrostatic interactions, resulting in the formation of a stable complex 3D supercrystal.

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Fig. 1: Periodic superstructures balancing conflicting demands in different situations.

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Gregg, J.M. Lighting up the new order. Nat. Mater. 18, 304–306 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-019-0322-7

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