Sanchez Barrera

Contact Data

Phone: + 34 935 801 853
Ext: 327
Fax: + 34 935 805 729
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Dep: Magnetic Materials and Functional Oxides

Research interest

My research activities pivote around the development of functional oxides thin films, mainly ferroelectric BaTiO3 and HfO2, and their integration into epitaxial complex heterostructures, with particular interest in the integration with silicon. 



University Degrees

Degree in Physics from University of Barcelona

Doctorate, University and Year:

PhD in Physics from University of Barcelona


Epitaxy of oxides

Integration of ferroelectrics with oxides

Functional oxides - structural properties


Number Articles: 200
Number Citations: 3900
Number Theses: 8
Hfactor: 34

Scientific Highlights

·      J. Lyu, I. Fina, J. Fontcuberta, and F. Sánchez, Epitaxial Integration on Si(001) of Ferroelectric Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 Capacitors with High Retention and Endurance, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 11, 6224 (2019)

·      J. Lyu, I. Fina, R. Solanas, J. Fontcuberta, and F. Sánchez, Growth Window of Ferroelectric Epitaxial Hf0.5Zr0.5O2 Thin Films, ACS Applied Electronic Materials 1, 220 (2019)

·      J. Lyu, I. Fina, R. Solanas, J. Fontcuberta, and F. Sánchez, Robust ferroelectricity in epitaxial Hf1/2Zr1/2O2 thin filmsApplied Physics Letters 113, 082902 (2018)

  •   J. Lyu, S. Estandía, J. Gazquez, M. F. Chisholm, I. Fina, N. Dix, J. Fontcuberta, and F. Sánchez, Control of polar orientation and lattice strain in epitaxial BaTiO3 films on silicon, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 10, 25529 (2018)

·       E. Khestanova, N. Dix, I. Fina, M. Scigaj, J.M. Rebled, C. Magén, S. Estradé, F. Peiró, G. Herranz, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Untangling electrostatic and strain effects on the polarization of ferroelectric superlattices, Advanced Functional Materials 26, 6446 (2016)

·    M. Scigaj, N. Dix, J. Gázquez, M. Varela, I. Fina, N. Domingo, G. Herranz, V. Skumryev, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Monolithic integration of room-temperature multifunctional BaTiO3-CoFe2O4 epitaxial heterostructures on Si(001), Scientific Reports 6, 31870 (2016)

·        F. Sánchez, C. Ocal, J. Fontcuberta, Tailored surfaces of perovskite oxide substrates for conducted growth of thin films, Chemical Society Reviews 43, 2272 (2014)

·     M. Scigaj, N. Dix, I. Fina, R. Bachelet, B. Warot-Fonrose, J. Fontcuberta, F. Sánchez, Ultra-flat BaTiO3 epitaxial films on Si(001) with large out-of-plane polarization, Applied Physics Letters 102, 112905 (2013)  



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