Definition of superlattice in English:


Line breaks: super|lat¦tice
Pronunciation: /suːpəˈlatɪs
, sjuː-/


Metallurgy & Physics
  • An ordered arrangement of certain atoms in a solid solution which is superimposed on the solvent crystal lattice.
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    • Thus, some key issues about the superlattices remain unsolved: How could such crystal-like structures exist in a bilayer without rigid chemical bonds between molecules?
    • It is based on a superlattice composed of alternating single crystal ‘stripes’.
    • Finally, they fix these superlattices in position by baking the particles at 560°C for about 30 minutes - this decomposes the soap molecules to form a hard carbon crust that holds the magnetic particles in position.

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