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November 9, 2021

Thin-film material forms checkerboard patterns at the nanoscale

Researchers studying the thin-film material strontium stannate (SrSnO3) noticed the surprising formation of checkerboard patterns at the nanoscale, similar to structures fabricated in costly multistep processes.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grants DMR 1741801, DMR 2011401 and DMR 1553251 and by a grant from the NSF Materials Research Science and Engineering Centers program.]

Learn more in the University of Minnesota news story Researchers develop new one-step process for creating self-assembled metamaterials. (Date image taken: unknown; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Nov. 9, 2021)

Credit: Jalan Group, University of Minnesota

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