Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Ultrafast electron diffraction experiments open a new window on the microscopic world

Researchers have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the “smart material” vanadium dioxide from a semiconductor into a metal – in a timeframe a trillion times faster than the blink of an eye.



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