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