FERROIC MATERIALS

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The ferromagnetism of iron has been known for millennia. Now a rotational form of spontaneous crystallographic ordering has been discovered. This touches upon fundamental questions about the relation between symmetry, structure and order in matter.

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Fig. 1: Ferro-rotational order and domains.

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Fiebig, M. Order! Order!!. Nat. Phys. (2019) doi:10.1038/s41567-019-0714-2

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