Watching a Quantum Material Lose Its Stripes

News   Dec 01, 2017 | Original Story by Sarah Yang for Berkeley Lab.

 
Watching a Quantum Material Lose Its Stripes

Illustration of an ultrashort laser light striking a lanthanum strontium nickel oxide crystal, triggering the melting of atomic-scale stripes. The charges (yellow) quickly become mobile while the crystal distortions react only with delay, exposing the underlying interactions. Credit: Robert Kaindl/Berkeley Lab.

 
 
 

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