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Semiconductor atoms (as silicon and germanium atoms) get influenced by metal (as aluminium) at the nanoscale and change their position through atomic jumps, even at temperatures as low as -190 degree celsius. © Dr. Zumin Wang, MPI-IS Stuttgart

Surprise at the nanoscale: Silicon atoms jump after contact with metal

  • 28 October 2015

Max Planck researchers from Stuttgart reveal unknown behaviour of semi-conductors at the nanoscale