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Stanford School of Engineering

On-Off Crystal Switch

Caption: In the top panel, this three-atom thick crystal is shown as semiconductor that is non-conductive. An outward tug on the material (shown in the middle panel) clicks the crystal into a metallic, or conductive state. The third panel shows the crystal back in a non-conductive state.

Credit: Karel-Alexander Duerloo

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