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Collaborating with the Univ. of Tokyo to Understand the Growth of Perfect Materials

CCMR Staff :: Mar 16, 2008
Collaborating with the Univ. of Tokyo to Understand the Growth of Perfect Materials

An interdisciplinary research group (IRG) at the Cornell Center for Materials Research has a long-standing collaboration with researchers at the Univ. of Tokyo on the growth of atomically layered materials. An ultra-high vacuum pulsed laser deposition system in Japan is used to grow atomically precise superlattices, which are then examined with high resolution electron microscopy at Cornell. In the image at right, lanthanum and strontium atoms show up as brighter and darker dots, respectively.

This collaboration also involves transfer of students. Last year, Lena Fitting Kourkoutis, a Cornell graduate student, visited the Hwang lab at the Univ. of Tokyo. Later this year, a Univ. of Tokyo student will spend 5 months at Cornell working with the IRG.

Joint publications of the groups can be found in Nature, Phys. Rev. Lett and Appl. Phys. Lett.

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