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Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures

Multifunctional Oxide Heterostructures

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ISBN: 9780199584123    Publisher: Oxford University Press Year of publishing: 2012     Format:  Hardback No of Pages: 416        Language: English
This book is devoted to the rapidly developing field of oxide thin-films and heterostructures. Oxide materials combined with atomic-scale precision in a heterostructure exhibit an abundance of macroscopic...Read more
This book is devoted to the rapidly developing field of oxide thin-films and heterostructures. Oxide materials combined with atomic-scale precision in a heterostructure exhibit an abundance of macroscopic physical properties involving the strong coupling between the electronic, spin, and structural degrees of freedom, and the interplay between magnetism, ferroelectricity, and conductivity. Recent advances in thin-film deposition and characterization techniques made possible the experimental realization of such oxide heterostructures, promising novel functionalities and device concepts. The book consists of chapters on some of the key innovations in the field over recent years, including strongly correlated oxide heterostructures, magnetoelectric coupling and multiferroic materials, thermoelectric phenomena, and two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces. The book covers the core principles, describes experimental approaches to fabricate and characterize oxide heterostructures, demonstrates new functional properties of these materials, and provides an overview of novel applications.
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Evgeny Tsymbal is a Charles Bessey Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Director... Read more

Evgeny Tsymbal is a Charles Bessey Professor at the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) and the Director of the UNL's Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC).
Evgeny Tsymbal's research is focused on computational materials science aiming at the understanding of fundamental properties of advanced ferromagnetic and ferroelectric nanostructures and materials relevant to nanoelectronics and spintronics. His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, Semiconductor Research Corporation, the Office of Naval Research, the Department of Energy, Seagate Technology, and the W. M. Keck Foundation.
Evgeny Tsymbal is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a fellow of the Institute of Physics, UK, and a recipient of the UNL's College of Arts & Sciences Outstanding Research and Creativity Award (ORCA).
Elbio Dagotto is a Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Tennessee, and Distinguished Scientist at the Materials Science and Technology Division of Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He specializes in the study of model Hamiltonians for systems where strong correlations among the electrons play a fundamental role, using a variety of many-body approximations particularly computational techniques. Dagotto's research has been mainly supported by the National Science Foundation and by the Department of Energy.
Dagotto is Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and of the American Physical Society. He was member of the Solid State Sciences Committee of the National Academy of Sciences and divisional editor of the Physical Review Letters. As of September 2011, Dagotto has over 300 publications (h=62), and has directed the work of 13 graduate students and 24 postdoctoral assistants.
Chang-Beom Eom is currently a Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His research focuses on epitaxial thin film heterostructures of complex oxides, including ferroelectrics, piezoelectrics, multiferroics, superconductors, and novel two-dimensional electron gases at oxide interfaces, with an emphasis on understanding fundamental solid state phenomena and developing novel device applications.
Eom received a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1994 and a David Lucile Packard Fellowship in 1995. He is the 2007 recipient of the Ho-Am Prize in Engineering and is a fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the MRS. He was an invited professor at the Department of Physics of University of Geneva, Switzerland in 2003. Eom has authored over 250 publications with over 9000 citations and has an h-index of 50. He also holds four patents.
Ramamoorthy Ramesh is currently the Plato Malozemoff Chair Professor in Materials Science and Physics at University of California, Berkeley. His current research interests include thermoelectric and photovoltaic energy conversion in complex oxide heterostructures. He has published extensively on the synthesis and materials physics of complex oxide materials. He received the Humboldt Senior Scientist Prize and Fellowship to the American Physical Society (2001). In 2005, he was elected a Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science as well as the David Adler Lectureship of the American Physical Society. In 2007, he was awarded the Materials Research Society David Turnbull Lectureship Award and in 2009, he was elected Fellow of MRS and is the recipient of the 2010 APS McGroddy New Materials Prize. He is currently serving as the Director of the Dollar a Watt, SunShot program at the U.S. Department of Energy, overseeing the R&D activities of the Solar Program.

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Review:
Here at last is a text that will give those interested in the intriguing science of oxides much to think about. It serves as a fundamental information source on oxides as well as the rich topic of...Read more
Here at last is a text that will give those interested in the intriguing science of oxides much to think about. It serves as a fundamental information source on oxides as well as the rich topic of heterostructures, junctions between oxides. The strongly correlated electron behaviour is what makes oxides display many of their distinct optical, electronic and magnetic characteristics. This theme is explored by a range of authoritative reviews of every aspect of oxides and junctions between them, ranging from the fundamental physics to methods of studying them and new properties and devices that are starting to appear. This work will be invaluable to the experts and provide insight and inspiration to those wishing to learn about oxides. Peter J. Dobson, Academic Director of Begbroke Science Park, University of Oxford
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