A team of researchers at the Vienna University of Technology has made an important breakthrough to create a two dimensional electron gas in strontium titanate. This gas allows electrons to move freely below the surface and occupy different quantum states.
Strontium titanate could be a possible alternative to standard semiconductors that are used in microelectronics. This material can also exhibit thermoelectricity or magnetic effects unlike materials that are currently used in electronic devices today. The team is currently testing the material by applying external electric fields to see if they can reveal more about the full capabilities of it.
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