Quantum Materials testing (IMAGE) University of Minnesota Caption Irreversible, plastic deformation causes extended crystalline defects in the quantum material strontium titanate (SrTiO3) to organize into periodic structures, as revealed by neutron and x-ray scattering processes. These structures enhance electronic properties such as superconductivity. Credit S. Hameed et al., University of Minnesota Usage Restrictions None License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.