Sunday, March 17
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend
Graduate students, post-docs, university faculty and industrial researchers interested in a broad introduction to the current state of the field of complex oxides materials incorporating functional transition metal and rare-earth elements. Because we are particularly encouraging the participation of graduate students and post-docs, each talk will begin from a level appropriate for junior researchers.
Few materials classes enjoy the remarkable diversity in physical properties as transition metal oxides. These materials support striking phenomena such as high temperature superconductivity, colossal magnetoresistance, and multiferroicity. The multifunctional nature of these materials opens up many possibilities for basic research as well as exciting potential applications. This situation has sparked great interest in the field of complex oxides, with many theoretical and experimental areas advancing at an impressive pace.
This tutorial will provide an introduction to the basics of the field as well as an overview of some of the most rapidly evolving areas in complex oxides research. Including a discussion of how complex oxides are made in both bulk and thin film forms, and of how the resulting structure, chemistry and morphology relate to their properties. Insights from theory, particularly electronic structure based methods, both for understanding observed phenomena and for predicting new materials will be described.
Additionally, a brief survey of methods for characterizing the properties of complex oxide materials will be discussed. A common theme to all talks will be how to control and design the properties of complex oxides for new device and/or energy applications.
- Bulk synthesis of correlated electron materials and novel electronic/energy applications
- Functional and multifunctional oxides
- Electronic structure theory methods for understanding and predicting properties: density functional theory approaches and beyond, e.g., DMFT, model Hamiltonians, etc.
- Materials physics of complex oxides thin films and heterostructures: towards oxide electronics
Department Materials Science & Engineering
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, USA
|Peter Khalifah||Stony Brook University, New York, USA|
|Chris Marianetti||Columbia University, New York, USA|
|Lane Martin||University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, USA|
|David Singh||Oak Ridge National Lab, Tennessee, USA|