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Giant anisotropy detected

The finding that the quasi-1D crystal BaTiS3 features a large optical anisotropy and a broadband birefringence spanning the infrared is likely to reignite interest in quasi-1D optical materials.

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Fig. 1: Artistic depiction of light interacting with a quasi-1D crystal of BaTiS3.

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Wang, J., Kovnir, K. Giant anisotropy detected. Nature Photon 12, 382–383 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41566-018-0203-7

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