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Video summary of the Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year

17 Dec 2020 James Dacey

The Physics World 2020 Breakthrough of the Year has been awarded to an international team for creating a silicon-based material with a direct band gap that emits light at wavelengths used for optical telecommunications. This video provides a brief overview of the research and the applications it might enable in the coming years.

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