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Nano-imaging a photoinduced phase transition

Nanoresolved imaging and ultrafast laser excitation are integrated to probe and control a photoinduced hidden state in a strained manganite film.

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Fig. 1: Manipulation between ferromagnetic metallic state and antiferromagnetic insulating state in La2/3Ca1/3MnO3.

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Wang, N. Nano-imaging a photoinduced phase transition. Nat. Mater. 19, 370–372 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41563-020-0603-1

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