Interlocked chiral/polar domain walls and large optical rotation in Ni3TeO6

@inproceedings{Wang2015InterlockedCD,
  title={Interlocked chiral/polar domain walls and large optical rotation in Ni3TeO6},
  author={Xueyun Wang and Fenglai Huang and Junjie Yang and Yoon Seok Oh and Sang Woog Cheong},
  year={2015}
}
Chirality, i.e., handedness, pervades much of modern science from elementary particles, DNA-based biology to molecular chemistry; however, most of the chirality-relevant materials have been based on complex molecules. Here, we report inorganic single-crystalline Ni3TeO6, forming in a corundum-related R3 structure with both chirality and polarity. These chiral Ni3TeO6 single crystals exhibit a large optical specific rotation (α)—1355° dm−1 cm3 g−1. We demonstrate, for the first time, that in… CONTINUE READING