shen 2015 KICFebruary, 2015: KIC Member Kyle Shen‘s group offers insight on how different “knobs” can change material properties in ways that were previously unexplored or misunderstood. Studying strontium iridate the researchers were able to flip it from behaving like metal to a semiconductor by applying spin-orbit interactions or changing molecular bond angles.
Read more in the Chronicle and the full article in Physical Review Letters

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