Both structural glasses and disordered crystals are known to exhibit anomalous thermal, vibrational, and acoustic properties at low temperatures or low energies, what is still a matter of lively debate.
24 April 2018
We show that the magnetic ordering of coupled atomic dimers on a superconductor is revealed by their intragap spectral features.
Molecular wires are essential components for future nanoscale electronics. However, the preparation of individual long conductive molecules is still a challenge.
12 January 2018
The understanding of the origin of the intrinsic stress during the formation of polycrystalline thin films and coatings is a topic with deep technological implications, because residual intrinsic stress endures after the film is incorporated into a device. The accumulation of this stress under operating conditions causes the thermomechanical fatigue that is estimated to be responsible for 90% of mechanical failures in current devices.
09 January 2018
We show that biaxial strain induces alternating tetragonal superconducting and orthorhombic nematic domains in Co-substituted CaFe2As2.