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Strain Turns Non-Metallic Tin Into a ‘Supermetal’

Research at the Advanced Light Source shows that a small amount of compressive strain turns gray tin (a nonmetallic form of tin) into a topological Dirac semimetal — a kind of “supermetal” with very high electron mobility. With its rich topological phase diagram, the material shows promise for both novel physics and eventual device applications. More>

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