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October 25th, 2006

Ultraviolet light reveals secrets of nanoscale electronic materials

Abstract:
An international team of scientists has used a novel technique to measure, for the first time, the precise conditions at which certain ultrathin materials spontaneously become electrically polarized. The research provides the fundamental scientific basis for understanding this "ferroelectric" state in materials needed for next-generation "smart card" memory chips and other devices.

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Penn State

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