This collection of extended abstracts summarizes the latest research as presented at "Frontiers in Electronic Materials", a Nature conference on correlation effects and memristive phenomena, which took place in 2012.
The contributions from leading authors from the US, Japan, Korea, and Europe discuss breakthroughs and challenges in fundamental research as well as the potential for future applications.
Hot topics covered include:
- Electron correlation and unusual quantum effects
- Oxide heterostructures and interfaces
- Multiferrroics, spintronics, ferroelectrics and flexoelectrics
- Processing in nanotechnology
- Advanced characterization techniques
- Superionic conductors, thermoelectrics, photovoltaics
- Chip architectures and computational concepts
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About the Author
Joerg Heber is senior editor of Nature Materials. He graduated in physics from the University of Erlangen (Germany), followed by a PhD in solid-state physics from Imperial College in 2000 and post-doc postions at Bell Labs (Murray Hill, NJ) and the University of Marburg (Germany), where he worked on semiconductor materials and optoelectronics. Having joined Nature Materials in March 2005, he handles manuscripts in fields such as condensed matter physics, photonics as well as metallurgy and related areas.
Darrell Schlom is the Hebert Fisk Johnson Professor of Industrial Chemistry in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Cornell University. He is currently the chair of the Division of Materials Physics of the American Physical Society (APS). The focus of his research is the heteroepitaxial growth of oxide films by molecular-beam epitaxy. Darrell Schlom has published over 400 papers. He was elected Fellow of both APS and the Materials Research Society (MRS) and received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship and the MRS Medal.
Yoshinori Tokura is Professor of Applied Physics at the University of Tokyo since 1994. Since 2007, he is also Group Director of RIKEN Advanced Science Institute. He has been investigating transition-metal oxide materials that exhibit strong electron correlation. With his research on giant magnetoelectric responses from multiferroics he extraordinarily contributed to the present knowledge on this topic. Professor Tokura was multiply awarded for his research achievements, among others with the Nishina Memorial Prize, Matthias Prize, Asahi Prize, MacGroddy Prize, and Fujihara Prize for correlated electron research.
Rainer Waser is Professor at the faculty for Electrical Engineering and Information Technology at the RWTH Aachen University and director at the Peter Grünberg Institute at the Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ), Germany. His research group is focused on fundamental aspects of electronic materials and on such integrated devices as nonvolatile memories, logic devices, sensors and actuators. Rainer Waser has published about 500 technical papers. Since 2003, he has been the coordinator of the research program on nanoelectronic systems within the Germany national research centres in the Helmholtz Association. In 2007, he has been co-founder of the Jülich-Aachen Research Alliance, section Fundamentals of Future Information Technology (JARA-FIT).
Matthias Wuttig is Professor for Physics of New Materials at the University of Aachen since 1997, and holds a JARA Professorship at Research Centre Jülich & RWTH Aachen since 2011. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Natural Sciences, and is Speaker of the strategy board of RWTH Aachen. He has been visiting professor in China, Kenya, USA, and Singapure. His research on phase change memories and organic thin films has been awarded several times, among others with the Heinz-Maier-Leibnitz Prize of the Ministry for Education and Science, the Gaede-Prize of the German Vacuum Society, and the Stanford R. Ovshinsky Prize. Since 2009, Matthias Wuttig is Einstein Professor at the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Table of Contents
Invited Talks 29
Nanosession: 2D electron systems - Atomic configurations 71
Nanosession: 2D electron systems - Correlation effects and transport 81
Nanosession: 2D electron systems - Electronic structure and field effects 89
Nanosession: Calorics 99
Nanosession: Topological effects 109
Nanosession: Mott insulators and transitions 115
Nanosession: Advanced spectroscopy and scattering 123
Nanosession: High-resolution transmission electron microscopy 133
Nanosession: New technologies for scanning probes 143
Nanosession: Phase change materials 155
Nanosession: Phase change memories 163
Nanosession: Scanning probe microscopy on oxides 177
Nanosession: Logic devices and circuit design 185
Nanosession: Neuromorphic concepts 197
Nanosession: Electrochemical metallization memories 207
Nanosession: Valence Change Memories - redox mechanism and modelling 219
Nanosession: Valence Change Memories - a look inside 233
Nanosession: Variants of resistive switching 247
Nanosession: Magnetic interfaces and surfaces 259
Nanosession: Ionics - lattice disorder and grain boundaries 269
Nanosession: Ionics - redox kinetics, ion transport, and interfaces 281
Nanosession: Spin dynamics 291
Nanosession: Spin injection and transport 301
Nanosession: Spin tunneling systems 311
Nanosession: Multiferroic thin films and heterostructures 323
Nanosession: Multiferroics - ordering phenomena 335
Nanosession: Multiferroics - high transition temperatures 347
Nanosession: Superconductivity 367
Nanosession: Interplay between strain and electronic structure in metal oxides 377
Nanosession: Photovoltaics, photocatalysis, and optical effects 389
Nanosession: Ferroelectric interfaces 399
Nanosession: Ferroelectrics - new and unusal material systems 409
Nanosession: Atomic layer deposition 419
Nanosession: Nanotechnological fabrication strategies 429
Nanosession: Low-dimensional transport and ballistic effects 441
Nanosession: Molecular and polymer electronics 453
Nanosession: Carbon-based molecular systems 461
Poster Sessions 471
Poster: Electronic structure, lattice dynamics, and transport 473
Poster: Memristive systems 523
Poster: Spin-related phenomena 589
Poster: Polar dielectrics, optics, and ionics 633
Poster: Advances in technology and characterization 665