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Ignasi Fina and Gervasi Herranz, co-authors of the book "Oxide Spintronics"

Ignasi Fina and Gervasi Herranz, co-authors of the book "Oxide Spintronics"

News Books and articles 17 June 2019 477 hits Anna May Masnou

The book "Oxide Spintronics" (Pan Stanford Publishing) has recently been published. Ignasi Fina and Gervasi Herranz, reserachers at the MULFOX group (Laboratory of Multifunctional Thin Films and Complex Structures) have co-authored the book, collaborating in some chapters about spintronic in multiferroics, and orbital symmetry and electronic properties of 2D electron systems.

portada llibre mansIgnasi Fina, Ramón y Cajal researcher at ICMAB, and previous ICMABer, Xavi Martí, have contributed in Chapter 6: "Spintronic Functionalities in Multiferroic Oxide-Based Heterostructures".

And Gervasi Herranz, ICMAB researcher, has contributed in Chapter 8: "Orbital Symmetry and Electronic Properties of Two-Dimensional Electron  Systems in Oxide Heterointerfaces"

Key Features

  • Presents state-of-the-art research in oxide spintronics
  • Combines research expertise from thin-film growth, defect control, advanced microscopy, semiconductor technology, computation, magnetism and electricity, spintronics, nanoscience, and nanotechnology
  • Is a suitable and important handbook for oxide spintronics researchers and graduates as it  covers in great depth the  recent research contributions in the field of complex oxides

Description

Oxide materials have been used in mainstream semiconductor technology for several decades and have served as important components, such as gate insulators or capacitors, in integrated circuits. However, in recent decades, this material class has emerged in its own right as a potential contender for alternative technologies, generally designated as ‘beyond Moore’.

The 2004 discovery by Ohtomo and Hwang was a global trendsetter in this context. It involved observing a two-dimensional, high-mobility electron gas at the heterointerface between two insulating oxides, LaAlO3 and SrTiO3, supported by the rise of nascent deposition and growth-monitoring techniques, which was an important direction in materials science research.

The quest to understand the origin of this unparalleled physical property and to find other emergent properties has been an active field of research in condensed matter that has united researchers with expertise in diverse fields such as thin-film growth, defect control, advanced microscopy, semiconductor technology, computation, magnetism and electricity, spintronics, nanoscience, and nanotechnology.

This book showcases the important scientific advances that have been made in this direction with new oxide material interfaces or with new techniques.     

Readership

Students of physics, materials science, chemistry, electrical and electronic engineering;  researchers in nanoscience; engineers in nanotechnology; and those especially interested in spintronics

Reference

"Oxide Spintronics", Pan Stanford Publishing, 2019, ISBN  9814774995). Edited by Tamalika Banerjee (https://www.rug.nl/staff/t.banerjee/).

 

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