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For UW physicists, the 2D form of tungsten ditelluride is full of surprises
August 9, 2018
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.In a paper published online July 23 in the journal Nature, a University of Washington (UW)-led research team reports that the 2D form of tungsten ditelluride can undergo "ferroelectric switching." Materials with ferroelectric properties can have applications in memory storage, capacitors, RFID card technologies and even medical sensors, and tungsten ditelluride is the first exfoliated 2D material known to undergo ferroelectric switching. Full Story
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