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Topological Insulators: Stacking Instead of Mixing
Jülich, 17 November 2015 – The overheating of computer chips is a major obstacle to the development of faster and more efficient computers. One promising remedy for this problem could be a class of materials first discovered just a few years ago: topological insulators, which conduct electricity with less resistance and heat generation than conventional materials. A team from Jülich and Aachen has now found a way to control the desired conducting properties of this type of material more precisely and reliably than ever before.
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The Ernst Ruska-Centre for Microscopy and Spectroscopy with Electrons is a combined development and user facility. More



How the "PICO" microscope works
A unique transmission electron microscope with a resolution of 50 picometres has been available for use by researchers at the ER-C since February 2012.  You can see just how the “PICO” (Advanced Picometre Resolution Project) works in this video. More