Many solid materials have a crystal structure, with atoms that exist in a particular, organized arrangement. The degree of organization can vary among crystals, however. High-quality crystalline materials are the foundation of many familiar devices, such as integrated circuits and solar cells. A better understanding of these materials and how to produce them is important for developing new technologies.
About fengyuanyangFengyuan Yang is a professor in the Department of Physics at the Ohio State University. He received his PhD from the Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and joined the faculty at Ohio State in 2003. His research interests include epitaxial growth of single crystalline films of complex materials and novel magnetic, spintronic, and topological phenomena in these materials.
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