Special Issue: E-MRS Spring Meeting 2019 Symposium O: Synthesis, Processing and Characterization of Nanoscale Multi Functional Oxide Films VII
• 大类 : 工程技术 - 3区
• 小类 : 材料科学：膜 - 3区
• 小类 : 材料科学：综合 - 4区
• 小类 : 物理：应用 - 4区
• 小类 : 物理：凝聚态物理 - 4区
This Special Issue records another in an established tradition of interdisciplinary E-MRS symposia, bringing together scientists involved in various aspects of the synthesis, processing, characterization, device integration and theoretical modeling of multifunctional oxide-based thins films, multilayers and nanostructures.
Oxides can present a vast range of functional tunable properties (e.g. ferroelectricity, ferromagnetism, multiferroicity, electrical conductivity, superconductivity, thermoelectricity, optical transparency, catalytic behavior, high temperature barriers, & thermochemical protection). These can lead to innovative applications, which generally require thin films with controlled properties, suitable to offer high performance devices. Functional properties are extremely dependent on crystal structure, composition, and the presence of defects, and this, together with the complexity of many oxides, makes thin film deposition methods absolutely critical. The control of thin film growth, the accurate characterization of structure, composition and properties, together with modeling and theoretical understanding, are prerequisites for further development of new high performance oxide-based materials for device applications. The effects of strain, defects, composition and doping, which are key parameters allowing the tuning of properties, must be fully understood at the microscopic as well as at the macroscopic level. Interface phenomena between oxides, and between oxides and other materials, are also relevant, as new properties can emerge. In concert with sustainable development, the avoidance of polluting, toxic or scarce elements is another technological objective. Moreover, many applications require the use of low cost deposition methods, while others require the integration of the oxides on suitable platforms, such as semiconducting wafers or flexible substrates. The latest developments, trends and challenges will be covered.