Advanced Materials

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January 28, 2002

Ultraviolet triggered switchable mirrors.....

Ultraviolet illumination of trivalent rare-earth hydrides stabilized in thin-film form permits tuning through the metal-insulator transition and reveals the important role played by strong electron correlation. T.F. Rosenbaum et al. discuss the optical, electronic, magnetic, and structural properties of switchable mirrors from both the technological and scientific perspectives in the Feb. 5 (see: Adv. Mater. 2002, 14, 247-250).

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