Today at Berkeley Lab

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

January 17th, 2018

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at Berkeley Lab to observe, for the first time, a property that gives left- or right-handedness to swirling electric patterns —dubbed polar vortices — in a layered material called a superlattice. Researchers said the behavior could be explored for coupling to magnetic or optical (light-based) devices. More>