Hexbyte Glen Cove Electrons falling flat: Germanium falls into a 2-D arrangement on zirconium diboride thumbnail

Hexbyte Glen Cove Electrons falling flat: Germanium falls into a 2-D arrangement on zirconium diboride

Figure 1. Ball-and-stick model for bitriangular Ge lattice on zirconium diboride   Germanium atoms (light and dark blue) spontaneously crystallize into a two-dimensional (2D) “bitriangular” lattice on zirconium diboride thin films grown on germanium single crystals (green: Zr atoms, orange: B atoms). Credit: Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Scientists have recently revealed, both...

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Hexbyte Glen Cove Researchers trap electrons to create elusive crystal

Credit: Unsplash/CC0 Public Domain Like restless children posing for a family portrait, electrons won't hold still long enough to stay in any kind of fixed arrangement. Cornell researchers stacked two-dimensional semiconductors to create a moiré superlattice structure that traps electrons in a repeating pattern, ultimately forming the long-hypothesized Wigner crystal. Now, a Cornell-led collaboration...

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