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Kondo physics

Doped silicon’s challenging behaviour

Despite its technological importance, there remain gaps in our understanding of silicon’s electronic behaviour, especially at low temperatures. Measurements close to a metal–insulator transition show signs of a collective many-body quantum state.

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Fig. 1: Conceptual illustrations of Kondo clouds.


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Lee, M. Doped silicon’s challenging behaviour. Nat. Phys. 19, 614–615 (2023).

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