(DOE/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory) Turning a brittle oxide into a flexible membrane and stretching it on a tiny apparatus flipped it from a conducting to an insulating state and changed its magnetic properties. The technique can be used to study and design a broad range of materials for use in things like sensors and detectors.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/dnal-anw040220.php