Iron oxide Fe4O5 forms a 'four-dimensional' crystal structure when cooled

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    An international group of researchers including Russian scientists from the Moscow State University has been studying the behaviour of the recently-discovered iron oxide Fe4O5.
    They discovered that when Fe4O5 iron oxide is cooled to temperatures below 150K, it goes through an unusual phase transition related to a formation of charge-density waves—which lead to a "four-dimensional" crystal structure. This study would contribute to the understanding of the interconnection between magnetic and crystal structures.


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