Article authored by CRISP researchers has been selected as an Editors’ Choice in Science and Highlighted as an APS Physics Viewpoint.

February 12, 2015

Editors’ Choice in Science

“Many discoveries of spectacular material properties are serendipitous. Scientists can make the discovery process more predictable if they design materials from the “bottom up” to behave in a certain way. Disa et al. fabricated heterostructures consisting of alternating layers of LaTiO3, LaNiO3, and LaAlO3, with the aim of making a material in which the top two valence orbitals are filled with electrons to very different degrees. This property can lead to exotic effects and may be useful for making high temperature copper oxide superconductors. The authors used x-ray absorption spectroscopy to verify the properties of the heterostructure. Their theoretical calculations showed that replacing LaAlO3 with a different material can lead to further improvements”  Jelena Stajic

Viewpoint: Orbital Engineering, By Design

Editor’s Suggestion in Physical Review Letters