PerspectivePhysics

Electron Nematic Phase in a Transition Metal Oxide

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Science  12 Jan 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5809, pp. 196-197
DOI: 10.1126/science.1137172

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Summary

Materials in which electrons interact strongly can exhibit unusual properties. Electrons have now been observed to assemble into a pattern like that seen in liquid crystals.