Co-Author: Elbio Dagotto
Author info: Distinguished Professor of Physics
Publication Date: November 2012
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Synopsis: 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, such as controlling magnetism with electric fields or switching ferroelectrics through magnetic fields. Recent advances in thin-film deposition and characterization techniques made possible the experimental realization of such oxide heterostructures, promising novel functionalities and device concepts.