Complex Oxides for Novel Electronics and Transducers

Coordinator Rosalba Tatiana Fittipaldi

Research efforts all over the world have plainly indicated that complex oxides, exhibiting intriguing properties such as ferroelectricity, magnetism, or superconductivity, are cutting-edge materials for the development of novel electronic devices and transducers.Composites containing different complex oxide materials can provide a wealth of interesting physics and novel functionality for applications. Combining the different physical properties of single oxide materials in one multicomponent heterostructure, both as bulk and thin films, opens an enormous possibility for  technological applications as well as fundamental science.

CNR-SPIN research activities on complex oxides are based on a multidisciplinary approach to integrate 1) the synthesis of novel oxides in the form of bulk, thin films and nanostructures, 2) the study of oxide materials or heterostructures at the micro- and nanoscale through advanced characterization techniques, 3) the design and development of prototypical oxide based devices, 4) a combination of different theoretical approaches to model both equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium phenomena in solid state systems.

Research topics:

  • “Synthesis of complex oxides polycrystals, single crystals, thin-films, heterostructures, and nanoparticles”
  • “Oxides-based MEMS and membranes”
  • “Multi-scale characterization of complex oxides by scanning probe, electron microscopy, optical, and electronic transport”
  • “Theoretical modelling of equilibrium and out-of-equilibrium phenomena in oxide systems”

SPIN belongs to
Cnr - Department of Physical Sciences
and Technologies of Matter