Giant increase in conductivity measured when a semiconductor is submitted to high pressure

Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 08:00 in Physics & Chemistry

ICN2 Oxide Nanoelectronics Group has obtained conductivity values for stroncium iridate 250 times higher than in normal conditions by pressing it with nanometric needles. The results, published in Nanoscale, were obtained via an atomic force microscope (AFM) showing that the material could become a good candidate for future applications in sensors and electronics.

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