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A noticeable absence

Better control over the quality of materials dissipates doubts about charge order in infinite-layer nickelates and indicates that a previously observed superstructure is probably a spurious effect related to other crystalline phases. This finding strengthens the similarities between nickelates and cuprates.

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Fig. 1: Cuprates versus infinite-layer nickelates.


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Ghiringhelli, G. A noticeable absence. Nat. Mater. 23, 443–444 (2024).

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