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Discovery of an Excitonic Insulator

last modified Mar 22, 2021 01:15 PM
Dr Akshay Rao and team have looked at a new material Ta2NiSe5, with ultrafast lasers

Pulses - only 12fs in duration - have been used to look at the reflectivity of a new "layered chalcogenide", giving information about unusual quantum phenomena that could eventually be used in superfast optical switches. For more information, go to https://www.phy.cam.ac.uk/news/from-a-window-to-a-mirror-new-material-paves-the-way-to-faster-computing