Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Semiconducting inorganic double helix

It is the double helix, with its stable and flexible structure of genetic information, that made life on Earth possible in the first place. Now a team has discovered a double helix structure in an inorganic material. The material comprising tin, iodine and phosphorus is a semiconductor with extraordinary optical and electronic properties, as well as extreme mechanical flexibility.

from Geochemistry News -- ScienceDaily http://ift.tt/2cRPc7i
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