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July 29, 2020

Gadolinium tritelluride with electrons travel within square-net lattice

A material developed at Princeton University called gadolinium tritelluride has the highest electron mobility among known layered magnetic materials. Electrons inside the material are able to travel at high speeds with minimal scattering, reducing the heat dissipation of any electronic devices built from it.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 1420541, DMR 1709987, DMR 0703406 and DMR 1904442.]

Learn more in the Princeton University news story Schoop Lab uncovers high mobility compound. (Date image taken: Jan. 20, 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: July 29, 2020)

Credit: Shiming Lei, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

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